History of Laurin Inc.
The Laurin brothers come from a highly respected local family, the Paul Laurin family. They are renowned for their ingenious, avant-garde market-gardening methods and their honesty.
In the early 1960s, brothers Denis and Mario graduated from the Institut de Technologie de Montréal with degrees in industrial design, welding, and machining.
During three years of work in manufacturing companies, they used the family welding machine on evenings and weekends to make small contracts for the agricultural neighborhood.
In 1964, they built a conveyorized soil crusher for their floral neighbor and a larger one for Pépinière Laurin.
Recognized for their skill and ingenuity, they quit their respective jobs and decided to go into business for themselves. In January 1965, they registered Les Machineries Laurin Enr. as equal partners, each with 50%.
The company does general repairs, truck boxes, snow buckets, conveyors, and more. The new company also had a growing need for machinery to work with metal. The Laurin brothers built a 100-ton hydraulic folding machine for bending sheet metal and a round saw for cutting metal. To keep up with demand, they also had to start recruiting staff.
A 10,000 sq. ft. expansion is required.
In 1968, a strategic plan was drawn up, and the conclusion was drawn that two new products were in demand: tractor cabs and containers. These two product lines were at the beginning of the curve.
The company decided to shift its focus from general to manufacturing only. Emphasis was placed on the two growing product lines. Overall, it was a success, with expansion, hiring of additional staff, bank credit, incorporation, a sales network with stockists, and a subsidiary in Ontario.
Laurin Inc – circa 1985
Both owners had their respective fields of expertise; Denis Laurin concentrated on product development with hydraulics. Mario Laurin was involved in all phases of the administration and development of the sales network in Canada and the United States.
In 2005, after 40 years of loyal service, Mario Laurin sold his shares to Denis, who had a successor in the company, Michel Laurin.
In 2019 Michel Laurin sold the company to Fred Albert and Fred Chabanne.
Refreshing changes in the air
Founded in 1965, the company has forged a reputation over the years for expertise and quality in steel products.
Following their acquisition of Laurin in 2019, Frederic Albert and Frederic Chabanne are taking steps to breathe new life into the company:
Concentrating production on the key products for which Laurin is renowned
Relying on the expertise of the teams in place, committed professionals who’ve been working at Laurin for several years
Optimizing business processes using innovative methods
The goal is to continue offering you premium-quality containers while optimizing production times and customer service.
Proud of its successful development and closely aligned with the needs of its clients, the company is positioning itself as a leader in the field. Its ingenuity in product design and manufacturing and its personalized approach have been the company’s hallmark in the industry.