Scapin Staging Acquires Show Distribution

[![(L-R) Robert Bob Bélanger, Senior Account Manager, client services, Show Distribution and Marc Desrochers, President, Scapin Staging Inc.](/content/images/2014/01/Bob-Caron-Marc-Desrochers-300x171.jpg)](/content/images/2014/01/Bob-Caron-Marc-Desrochers.jpg)(L-R) Robert Bob Bélanger, Senior Account Manager, client services, Show Distribution and Marc Desrochers, President, Scapin Staging Inc.
Scapin Staging has announced the acquisition of Show Distribution, a company that also specializes in the sale and rental of staging equipment and electric hoists. According to the company, this will allow Scapin Staging to reach new markets and to better serve its clients with the addition of new products.

The acquisition doubles Scapin’s number of employees and will also enable Scapin to offer its products in new markets such as the Maritime Provinces and the U.S. where Show Distribution maintains a distribution center and has a significant market share. This will broaden Scapin’s reach, which began when it moved into Ontario, opening its Toronto office in August 2011.

Under the new administration, Show Distribution’s activities will continue at its Quebec City location with its current team while its rental department will benefit from Scapin Staging’s extended range of products and services. This acquisition is intended to strengthen Scapin Staging’s activities in Canada and the U.S. by offering a one-stop-shop to its clients and building new markets, says the company in a statement.

In the wake of this acquisition, Scapin Staging has also announced the return of Bob Bélanger as Senior Account Manager, Client Services for Show Distribution. Bélanger is no stranger to the company as he was Vice President, Sales & Rental for the Show Distribution Group from 2002 to 2010 before pursuing his career in the sale and rental of chain motors in the U.S. and South America, notably for Chainmaster.

Scapin also announces the appointment of Mathieu Cecil as Account Manager for Scapin Staging. Cecil has gained experience in the sale and rental of staging equipment since his debut at JD International 10 years ago, up to his latest position with Show Distribution as Sales Representative..

Finally, Allen Hiorns, director of Scapin Staging’s Toronto office, has announced the addition of Rhonda Holmes as Sales Representative-Scapin Toronto. Holmes is an I.A.T.S.E.  rigger and former Canadian Sales representative for AC Lighting.

For more information, contact Scapin Staging: 800-567-8245,

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Michael Raine is the Editor-in-Chief at Canadian Musician, Canadian Music Trade, Professional Sound, and Professional Lighting & Production magazines. He also hosts the Canadian Musician Podcast.
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