Our Corporate Portfolio

An ideal August acquisition is rooted in size, brand, financial performance, and potential. We seek well-managed private companies in the manufacturing, wholesale and retail sectors—companies that have demonstrated stable reliable results that we believe have the potential to achieve even greater heights.

Our interest in these companies is not short-term. We view each new acquisition as a distinct opportunity with its own unique long-term plan. Our job is to ensure that senior management benefits from access to all August resources. Proven management and operational success combined with enhanced August analytic, strategic, financial and operational resources have proven to be a powerful combination.

Welco Lumber Co.

Welco Lumber Co. is a manufacturer and distributor of high-quality lumber, timber and specialized forest products.

The Industrial Division develops, produces, and markets a comprehensive line of access mats, crane mats, and a range of support products for customers in the pipeline, transmission line, and Oil & Gas sectors.

We have three manufacturing facilities located in the US Mid-West efficiently serving customers throughout Canada and the United States.

Welco Export Division connects North American forest product suppliers to diverse customers in Canada, the United States and Asia. Opened in 1983, Welco has become a leading source of business development, sourcing, transportation and logistics services.

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Everest Services Centre Inc.

Mr. Lube Canada is the leading aftermarket automotive franchisor in Canada.

Everest Services Centre Inc. is the largest franchisee in the Mr. Lube Canada Group. Everest owns and manages 27 service locations located in British Columbia, Ontario and Quebec. August has been building this business for over a decade.

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Silvastar USA Corp.

Silvastar USA Corp. is a distributor of milled and stained lumber and cement building products which include fascia, trim, siding, decking, patterns, and furring strips. All of our products are produced at the Nooksack plants in Bellingham and Ferndale Washington, and sold under
our SilvaStar trademark.

We pride ourselves on delivering our products on time and at a fair price, providing excellent customer service, environmentally friendly processes, and an industry-leading warranty.

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The Nooksack Group

Acquired in 2012 with partner Doug Martin, Nooksack is a high value lumber remanufacturing business that operates out of two northern Washington-based facilities. The company produces a variety of interior and exterior products.

The Bellingham Washington property is located on a 30-acre site with a 100,000 square foot manufacturing plant. Along with complete remanufacturing capabilities, Nooksack has dry kilns, complete prime and staining facilities, and is capable of shipping by both truck and rail.

The Ferndale Washington property is located on a 15-acre site with a 40,000 square foot custom priming and staining plant.

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Xylan Logistics

Xylan Logistics provides seamless logistics support to clients of all sizes and shapes. Third party logistics, including interactive supply chain solutions, program and project management solutions are all areas where we work to take the complexity out of ensuring that your product arrives on time and on budget.

We recognize the importance of our relationships with both carriers and clients. Honesty, integrity and commitment are the cornerstones of our relationships with these stakeholders.

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Exocor

Exocor is a North American leader in providing high-performance welding filler metals. These products are used in a wide variety of applications in multiple industries. We have gained a reputation for superior product, industry-leading technical knowledge, and excellent support through all stages of product use. All product is inspected for 100% compliance and traceability.

The company was founded in 1997 in St. Catharines Ontario and now has facilities in Montreal, Edmonton, and Vancouver. In 2012, the company acquired its largest Canadian competitor, and in 2015, Exocor opened a facility in Buffalo New York serving the entire Great Lakes region of the USA.

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Welco Lumber Co.

Welco Lumber Co. is a manufacturer and distributor of high-quality lumber, timber and specialized forest products.

The Industrial Division develops, produces, and markets a comprehensive line of access mats, crane mats, and a range of support products for customers in the pipeline, transmission line, and Oil & Gas sectors.

We have three manufacturing facilities located in the US Mid-West efficiently serving customers throughout Canada and the United States.

Welco Export Division connects North American forest product suppliers to diverse customers in Canada, the United States and Asia. Opened in 1983, Welco has become a leading source of business development, sourcing, transportation and logistics services.

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Everest Services Centre Inc.

Mr. Lube Canada is the leading aftermarket automotive franchisor in Canada.

Everest Services Centre Inc. is the largest franchisee in the Mr. Lube Canada Group. Everest owns and manages 27 service locations located in British Columbia, Ontario and Quebec. August has been building this business for over a decade.

Learn More >

Silvastar USA Corp.

Silvastar USA Corp. is a distributor of milled and stained lumber and cement building products which include fascia, trim, siding, decking, patterns, and furring strips. All of our products are produced at the Nooksack plant in Bellingham, and sold under
our SilvaStar trademark.

We pride ourselves on delivering our products on time and at a fair price, providing excellent customer service, environmentally friendly processes, and an industry-leading warranty.

View Website >

The Nooksack Group

Acquired in 2012 with partner Doug Martin, Nooksack is a high value lumber remanufacturing business that operates out of two northern Washington-based facilities. The company produces a variety of interior and exterior products.

The Bellingham Washington property is located on a 30-acre site with a 100,000 square foot manufacturing plant. Along with complete remanufacturing capabilities, Nooksack has dry kilns, complete prime and staining facilities, and is capable of shipping by both truck and rail.

The Ferndale Washington property is located on a 15-acre site with a 40,000 square foot custom priming and staining plant.

Learn More >

Xylan Logistics

Xylan Logistics provides seamless logistics support to clients of all sizes and shapes. Third party logistics, including interactive supply chain solutions, program and project management solutions are all areas where we work to take the complexity out of ensuring that your product arrives on time and on budget.

We recognize the importance of our relationships with both carriers and clients. Honesty, integrity and commitment are the cornerstones of our relationships with these stakeholders.

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Exocor

Exocor is a North American leader in providing high-performance welding filler metals. These products are used in a wide variety of applications in multiple industries. We have gained a reputation for superior product, industry-leading technical knowledge, and excellent support through all stages of product use. All product is inspected for 100% compliance and traceability.

The company was founded in 1997 in St. Catharines Ontario and now has facilities in Montreal, Edmonton, and Vancouver. In 2012, the company acquired its largest Canadian competitor, and in 2015, Exocor opened a facility in Buffalo New York serving the entire Great Lakes region of the USA.

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