The importants events of the company
It is after obtaining a contract for the manufacture of tanks accessories for the Réservoirs d’Acier Granby company that Gaétan Lachance and Denis Rivard, then work colleagues, decided to start a small company called Rivard & Lachance.
For two years, the two partners are working on this contract while keeping their main jobs. Eventually, Réservoir d’Acier Granby proposes them to purchase equipment and expand the work team in order to be able to design all parts of the tanks.
The two partners decided to devote the entirety of their time managing and developing the SMEs in Granby. At that time, steel stamping is the main specialization.
Carl Lachance joined the team as production manager.
In 2011, Carl Lachance acquires 50% of the company’s shares and take over. The company then becomes the Groupe Industriel Lachance.
By diversification of services offered, Groupe Industriel Lachance note steady increases in sales.
A second plant was acquired for aluminium extrusions machining and assembly services.
We receive the Palme d’Or for best metal product provider for a large company in Quebec.
Groupe Industriel Lachance participates in the Podium Aluminium III program to develop its production activities.
Honourable mention of Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton for our 10th year without work accident and expansion of 8,000 square feet of our second plant for two major projects.
Expansion of our second factory and acquisition of a new machining center. We are also very proud of our 11 years without work accident with lost time!
Second expansion of more than 6,000 square feet of plant # 2.
Acquisition of a new machining center of very large capacity.
13 years without a work accident with lost time!
Acquisition of a second new machining center of very high capacity.
Today, Groupe Industriel Lachance has 2 factories where 25 to 30 employees working there, depending on the period. We have 30 machines that operate an average of 16 hours per day. We work with more than a dozen subcontractors to complete our service offering, whether in anodizing, painting, welding and stamping.
The company has more than 40 major clients across North America.