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2022

BMR Group opens its new store in Cornwall

It is with great pride that BMR Group officially opened the Perkins Home Centre Ltd. Lumber & Building Material-Hardware store, which has been operating under the BMR banner since March 2022.

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BMR Group inaugurates new store in Les Cèdres 

It is with great pride that BMR Group has officially inaugurated its new store, Quincaillerie et Matériaux P.A., which has been operating under the BMR Express banner since June 2020.

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Potvin & Bouchard celebrates 90-year anniversary 

This year marks the 90th anniversary of hardware store Potvin & Bouchard, established in Saguenay–Lac-St-Jean from its earliest beginnings.

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Elmvale Store in Ontario joins BMR Group

After over 10 years with the BMR family, Mr. Ken Boje, owner of the hardware store located in Winchester, Ontario, has decided to sell his company assets to the Drevniok family.

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New Owners for the Winchester BMR Store

After over 10 years with the BMR family, Mr. Ken Boje, owner of the hardware store located in Winchester, Ontario, has decided to sell his company assets to the Drevniok family.

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BMR celebrates the relocation of the Matériaux Montbeillard store

It is with great pride that BMR Group celebrated the relocation of the Rouyn-Noranda Matériaux Montbeillard store.

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BMR celebrates the construction of the Bergeron & Filles store

It is with great pride that BMR Group celebrated the construction of the Amos Bergeron & Filles store.

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Welcome to the Perkins Store

BMR Group is pleased to announce that a new dealer has joined its network: the Cornwall BMR store.

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2021

News on the Pilot With AgriRÉCUP!

News on the Pilot With AgriRÉCUP!

In the last couple of months, a pilot project was launched with AgriRÉCUP, which might lead to an ongoing program based on the recovery and recycling of agricultural plastics in Québec. Now that the pilot is well underway, we wanted to know how things were progressing on site.

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BMR Group inaugurates its new store in Beresford

BMR Group inaugurates its new store in Beresford

It is with great pride that BMR Group was finally able to inaugurate the Chaleur Building Supplies hardware store, located in Beresford, which has been operating under the BMR Pro banner for almost a year.

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Matériaux Pont-Masson joins forces with Groupe BMR

Matériaux Pont-Masson joins forces with Groupe BMR

Groupe BMR and Matériaux Pont-Masson are pleased to announce that they will be joining forces to serve local communities.

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Appointment of Simon Gouin, as Senior Director, Business Development – Eastern Canada

Appointment of Simon Gouin, as Senior Director, Business Development – Eastern Canada

BMR Group is pleased to welcome Mr. Simon Gouin as Senior Director, Business Development – Eastern Canada.

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Appointment of François Grenier, Vice President, Human Resources

Appointment of François Grenier, Vice President, Human Resources

BMR Group is proud to announce the appointment of its new Vice President, Human Resources, Mr. François Grenier.

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BMR launches its new house brand of paints

BMR launches its new house brand of paints

Groupe BMR is proud to partner with Société Laurentide, a local family business firmly established in Québec for the last 70 years, and a pioneer in sustainable development, to launch its new house brand of paints: Splendi and Splendi Supreme.

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Welcome to Kemptville Building Centre

Welcome to Kemptville Building Centre

BMR Group is pleased to announce the addition of a new dealer to its growing family: the Kemptville Building Centre. This 2nd generation family business is one of the largest building centres in the region.

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GROUPE BMR PARTNERS WITH RÉNOASSISTANCE TO SUPPLY THE BEST CONTRACTOR

GROUPE BMR PARTNERS WITH RÉNOASSISTANCE TO SUPPLY THE BEST CONTRACTOR

In Montréal, and on the North and South Shores, BMR customers who consult with the BMR Reno Squad to undertake renovation projects will now have access, free of charge, to an even larger pool of professionals to find the best contractor thanks to the new partnership between Groupe BMR and RénoAssistance – a Desjardins subsidiary.

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ALEXANDRE LEFEBVRE APPOINTED CEO OF BMR GROUP

ALEXANDRE LEFEBVRE APPOINTED CEO OF BMR GROUP

Pascal Houle, Chief Operating Officer of Sollio Cooperative Group, is pleased to announce the appointment of Alexandre Lefebvre, President of Lefebvre & Benoît, as CEO of BMR Group and Executive Vice-President of Sollio Cooperative Group. Mr. Lefebvre replaces Mr. Houle, who had held the position since 2015.

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WELCOME TO ENTREPRISES SHIPPAGAN LTÉE

WELCOME TO ENTREPRISES SHIPPAGAN LTÉE

BMR Group is pleased to announce the arrival of a brand new dealer within its large family: the hardware division of Entreprises Shippagan Ltée. The 4th generation family business is one of the largest wholesale distributors in Canada, serving the commercial fishing and aquaculture industries.

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2020

WELCOME TO ANTONIO DI PASQUALE

WELCOME TO ANTONIO DI PASQUALE

This week, BMR Group welcomes a brand new member to its leadership team. Antonio Di Pasquale is joining the company as Vice President, Supply Chain and Operational Excellence.

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WELCOME TO CHALEUR BUILDING SUPPLIES

WELCOME TO CHALEUR BUILDING SUPPLIES

BMR Group is pleased to announce the arrival in its network of Chaleur Building Supplies, located at 757 Principale Street, in the town of Beresford, New Brunswick.

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WELCOME TO THE PORT-DANIEL RENOVATION CENTRE

WELCOME TO THE PORT-DANIEL RENOVATION CENTRE

BMR Group is pleased to announce the arrival of a brand new dealer to its large Quebec family: the Port-Daniel Renovation Centre.

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WELCOME QUINCAILLERIE J.R. GRÉGOIRE

WELCOME QUINCAILLERIE J.R. GRÉGOIRE

BMR Group is very pleased to announce that Quincaillerie J.R. Grégoire, a one-hundred-year-old store located at 3605 Ontario Street in Montréal, has joined its vast network.

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BMR GROUP WILL CHANNEL THE LION’S SHARE OF ITS MEDIA SPENDING TOWARD LOCAL SOURCES

BMR GROUP WILL CHANNEL THE LION’S SHARE OF ITS MEDIA SPENDING TOWARD LOCAL SOURCES

On the eve of Quebec's national holiday and shortly before Canada Day, BMR Group is proud to announce that it will devote close to 95% of its media investments over the next 12 months to local media.

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BMR GROUP ADDS A NEW DEALER IN FERME-NEUVE

BMR GROUP ADDS A NEW DEALER IN FERME-NEUVE

BMR Group is pleased to announce the arrival of a new dealer within its Quebec network: Ferronnerie Meilleur.

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Corbeil and BMR Group team up

Corbeil and BMR Group team up

Today Corbeil and BMR Group, two 100% Quebec-owned companies, announced the launch of a pilot project to deliver a fully integrated and complementary product offering under one roof.

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A NEW BMR DEALER IN ONTARIO

A NEW BMR DEALER IN ONTARIO

BMR Group is delighted to announce the arrival of a new dealer within its network in Ontario: Lambton Home Building Centre.

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BMR GROUP IS INVITING CANADIANS TO RELEASE THEIR POTENTIAL!

BMR GROUP IS INVITING CANADIANS TO RELEASE THEIR POTENTIAL!

BMR Group is thrilled today to launch its new employer brand under the slogan Release Your Potential.

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2019

WELCOME TO RICHMOND BUILDING CENTRE

WELCOME TO RICHMOND BUILDING CENTRE

BMR Group is delighted to welcome a brand new dealer in Ontario: Richmond Building Centre.

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The Boies family and BMR group donate $60,000 to the Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré hospital foundation

The Boies family and BMR group donate $60,000 to the Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré hospital foundation

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BMR Group opens its first BMR PRO in Québec

BMR Group opens its first BMR PRO in Québec

BMR Group and its dealer Pierre Naud are proud to open, today, the very first BMR Pro in Québec: a unique concept that has never been seen before in the province.

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BMR Group and Lefebvre & Benoit Will Continue to Grow Together

BMR Group and Lefebvre & Benoit Will Continue to Grow Together

BMR Group and Lefebvre & Benoit are very pleased to announce that an agreement has been reached in which BMR Group acquires a stake in Lefebvre & Benoit, a leading company in the sale of construction materials to contractors.

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Feldman Timber chooses green and becomes a BMR store!

Feldman Timber chooses green and becomes a BMR store!

BMR Group is pleased to welcome a new Ontario dealer in its large network: Feldman Timber, a family-owned business settled in Timmins for nearly 110 years. Major renovations will soon be carried out to allow the 23,000 sq. ft. store to display the BMR banner in the upcoming months.

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BMR Group Opens a Second Urban Hardware Store

BMR Group Opens a Second Urban Hardware Store

Following the success of its first store in Griffintown, Montréal, BMR Group is maintaining its momentum by opening a second La Shop BMR location this spring in the Town of Mount Royal.

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BMR Group becomes a minority shareholder of CDL, North American leader  in maple sugaring equipment

BMR Group becomes a minority shareholder of CDL, North American leader in maple sugaring equipment

The Chabot family, majority owners of CDL, have announced that BMR Group has become a minority shareholder of the company, replacing Mr. Daniel Lalanne.

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Griffith Building Supply becomes BMR!

Griffith Building Supply becomes BMR!

BMR Group is proud to announce that Griffith Building Supply, located in Griffith, Ontario, has joined its network as a BMR Pro dealer.

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2018

St-Hubert Quincaillerie Mario Gélineau becomes a BMR store

St-Hubert Quincaillerie Mario Gélineau becomes a BMR store

BMR Group is proud to announce that Quincaillerie Mario Gélineau located in St-Hubert is now part of its dealer network.

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The Co-op Country Stores Joins BMR Group

The Co-op Country Stores Joins BMR Group

BMR Group is very proud to announce that 17 new stores have joined its network, include nine in Nova Scotia, four in New Brunswick, three in Prince Edward Island, and one in Newfoundland and Labrador.

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BMR GROUP AND TRAVAUX SOLUTIONS HAVE ENTERED INTO A COMMERCIAL AGREEMENT

BMR GROUP AND TRAVAUX SOLUTIONS HAVE ENTERED INTO A COMMERCIAL AGREEMENT

Today, BMR Group and Travaux Solutions are pleased to announce that they have entered into a commercial agreement. By this agreement, BMR Group shall become a shareholder of Travaux Solutions, a young, family-owned Québec company that specializes in referring construction and renovation contractors to help customers proceed with their interior or exterior work projects.

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Lacolle Centre du Quincaillier becomes a BMR store!

Lacolle Centre du Quincaillier becomes a BMR store!

BMR Group is proud to announce that Lacolle Centre du Quincaillier joins its dealer network as a BMR Express dealer. The local entrepreneur Henri Dauphinais, who owns several commercial spaces in Lacolle, believes that joining BMR will give his hardware store a new impulse.

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BMR Matco inaugurates its new facilities in Sainte-Catherine

BMR Matco inaugurates its new facilities in Sainte-Catherine

It was with immense pleasure that Groupe BMR inaugurated the new facilities of its BMR Matco store in Sainte-Catherine today, after investing $2.8 million in major renovations.

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Groupe Martel and BMR Group conclude commercial agreement

Groupe Martel and BMR Group conclude commercial agreement

Groupe Martel and BMR Group inc. announced today that they have reached a commercial agreement by which Groupe Martel will acquire the Potvin & Bouchard store in Alma, located at 50 rue des Pins Ouest, in August 2018.

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La Shop opens its doors in Montreal

La Shop opens its doors in Montreal

Groupe BMR is unveiling today its brand-new urban hardware store concept, La Shop BMR™

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RONA D.E. Landry in Saint-François-de-Madawaska moves to BMR’s banner!

RONA D.E. Landry in Saint-François-de-Madawaska moves to BMR’s banner!

Groupe BMR continues to prove the strength of its business model by welcoming yet another hardware store to its network of dealers in New Brunswick, the third in less than a month: D.E. Landry in Saint-François-de-Madawaska.

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Matériaux Parent joins Groupe BMR

Matériaux Parent joins Groupe BMR

Groupe BMR is proud to announce that Matériaux Parent and its two renovation centres will be joining the network of BMR dealers on April 19.

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New BMR Hardware Store Coming Soon to Caraquet!

New BMR Hardware Store Coming Soon to Caraquet!

Groupe BMR and business owner Michel Chiasson are pleased to announce the opening of a new BMR hardware store in Caraquet in May.

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Jean Lagacé appointed vice-president, information technology

Jean Lagacé appointed vice-president, information technology

Groupe BMR is happy to announce the appointment of Jean Lagacé to the position of Vice-President, Information Technology for Groupe BMR

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BMR and Potvin & Bouchard, Rewarded at the AQMAT Gala Event

BMR and Potvin & Bouchard, Rewarded at the AQMAT Gala Event

Last weekend was held the AQMAT Gala Reconnaissance, and we are very proud to announce that Groupe BMR was rewarded in three categories, winning the highest honours.

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2017

Important projet de renovation au BMR Sainte-Catherine

IMPORTANT $2.8 MILLION RENOVATION PROJECT

Groupe BMR is extremely proud to announce an important renovation project for the BMR Matco Sainte-Catherine store, located at 4320 Route 132, in Sainte-Catherine. Work will begin immediately and is scheduled to be completed by next spring.

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QUINCAILLERIE ROUSSEAU JOINS GROUPE BMR

QUINCAILLERIE ROUSSEAU JOINS GROUPE BMR

Groupe BMR is very proud to announce that Quincaillerie Rousseau has joined its network as a BMR dealer. Quincaillerie Rousseau is a family run business that has been based in Saint-Lambert on the south shore of Montreal for 82 years. They have decided to change their group affiliation after operating under the same banner for the past 42 years.

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BMR Matco is a proud partner of Beloeil's future aquatic center

BMR MATCO IS A PROUD PARTNER OF BELOEIL’S FUTURE AQUATIC CENTER

It is with great pleasure that BMR Matco becomes a bronze partner of Beloeil’s future aquatic center scheduled to open in early 2019.

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Paulin Moisan inc. joins Groupe BMR

PAULIN MOISAN INC. JOINS GROUPE BMR

Groupe BMR is very proud to announce that Paulin Moisan inc. has joined its network as a BMR dealer. Paulin Moisan inc. is a family run business that has been based in Saint-Raymond, Portneuf, for 55 years.

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BMR Matco inaururates its new facilities in Beloeil

BMR MATCO INAURURATES ITS NEW FACILITIES IN BELOEIL

Groupe BMR was very proud to inaugurate last night the new facilities of its BMR Matco store in Beloeil, following an investment of 1.8-million dollars to expand the warehouse and build a shelter for building materials.

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Appointment of Mr. Jonathan Gendreau as Vice-President Marketing and Digital Strategy

JONATHAN GENDREAU APPOINTED VICE-PRESIDENT MARKETING AND DIGITAL STRATEGY

Groupe BMR is happy to announce the appointment of Mr. Jonathan Gendreau as Vice-President Marketing and Digital Strategy for Groupe BMR

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Groupe BMR nommée Grande Entreprise de l’année

GROUPE BMR WINS COMPANY OF THE YEAR AWARD

It is with great pride that Groupe BMR, which celebrates its 50th anniversary this year, announces winning the highly sought-after Company of the Year Award (large-scale organization) as well as the Improvement of Productivity Award during the 2017 edition of the Les Mercuriades business contest.

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Groupe BMRpresents a cheque for $72,373 to the Children's Wish Foundation

GROUPE BMR PRESENTS A CHEQUE FOR $72,373 TO THE CHILDREN'S WISH FOUNDATION

Groupe BMR is proud to renew its partnership with the Children’s Wish Foundation to help make the dreams of children battling life-threatening illnesses come true.

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Groupe BMR is a finalist for the Lowe’s productivity increase Mercure award

Groupe BMR is a finalist for the Lowe’s productivity increase Mercure award

Groupe BMR is proud to announce its nomination to the 2017 Mercuriades for the Lowe’s productivity increase Mercure award.

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BMR SEGMENTS ITS BANNERS

BMR SEGMENTS ITS BANNERS

BMR segments its banners to better meet customers needs.

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2016

GROUPE BMR INTRODUCES BBQ QUÉBEC PRODUCTS TO ITS OFFERING

GROUPE BMR INTRODUCES BBQ QUÉBEC PRODUCTS TO ITS OFFERING

BBQ Québec and Groupe BMR are proud to announce an exclusive association on the retail industry that will bring BBQ Québec products in BMR stores...

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Groupe BMR invests 2.5 million dollars in the Ostiguy & Frères BMR store

Groupe BMR invests 2.5 million dollars in the Ostiguy & Frères BMR store

Groupe BMR inc. announces the acquisition of the land adjacent to its Ostiguy & Frères corporate stores located at 1000 Industriel blvd in Chambly where they will build a new warehouse for building materials.

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GROUPE BMR JOINS ILDC

GROUPE BMR JOINS ILDC

Groupe BMR inc. is happy to announce that it has joined the Independent Lumber Dealers Co-operative (ILDC).

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MATÉRIAUX LAVOIE IS NOW A BMR DEALER

MATÉRIAUX LAVOIE IS NOW A BMR DEALER

Groupe BMR inc. is happy to announce that a new dealer has joined the BMR banner...

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GROUPE BMR IS GIVING $50,000 TO THE CANADIAN CANCER SOCIETY

GROUPE BMR IS GIVING $50,000 TO THE CANADIAN CANCER SOCIETY

It is with great pleasure that Groupe BMR, proud partner of the Relay for Life, has handed a cheque in the amount of $50,000 to the Canadian Cancer Society.

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BMR Matco devient partenaire avec la Chambre de commerce

BMR MATCO, PROUD PARTNER OF THE CHAMBRE DE COMMERCE ET D'INDUSTRIE VALLÉE-DU-RICHELIEU

It is with great pleasure that BMR Matco announces its association with the Chambre de commerce et d'industrie Vallée-du-Richelieu as an annual partner for the 2016-2017 season.

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BMR Matco, proud partner of the Beloeil summer Festival

BMR MATCO, PROUD PARTNER OF THE BELOEIL SUMMER FESTIVAL

The Belœil BMR Matco store is proud to be a Diamond Partner of the 2016 Belœil Summer Festival that will be held from July 7 to 9, 2016.

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GROUPE BMR INVESTS 1 MILLION DOLLARS IN ITS BELŒIL STORE

GROUPE BMR INVESTS 1 MILLION DOLLARS IN ITS BELŒIL STORE

Groupe BMR inc. is happy to announce an investment of over one million dollars for its corporate store located at 215 Brébeuf Street in Beloeil.

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Pierre Nolet appointed senior director of business development

Pierre Nolet appointed senior director of business development

Groupe BMR is happy to announce the appointment of Mr. Pierre Nolet as Senior Director – Business Development for Groupe BMR.

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Valérie Taillefer is the new design ambassador for Groupe BMR!

Valérie Taillefer is the new design ambassador for Groupe BMR!

Groupe BMR inc. is proud to introduce their brand new design ambassador: Ms. Valérie Taillefer.

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