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Our company

Lumber manufacturer
Incomparable efficiency

With over 60 years of expertise in the production and export of lumber, Matériaux Blanchet is a fully independent and internationally recognized private company.

The Quebec company stands out for its exceptional customer service, quality products and commitment to the environment.

Our history

We have been in the industry
for over 60 years

1938

Jos H. Blanchet starts his
career in the field

Our founder, then just 16 years old, became a wood entrepreneur for the pulp and paper industry.

1951

Founding of Jos Blanchet & Fils Ltée.

With ten years of experience, Jos H. Blanchet
officially created his own company.

1958

Creation of Matériaux Blanchet

The beginning of operations for Matériaux Blanchet at Saint-Pamphile’s first sawmill.

1969

Construction of
a second mill

After ten years of operation, Matériaux Blanchet opened a second sawmill in Saint-Pamphile, which is still in service today.

1972

Acquisition of the
Amos factory

The company was growing so quickly that acquiring a third mill in Quebec was the next logical step for Matériaux Blanchet.

1976

Relocation of the Amos complex
to the outskirts of the city

1977

Administrative
changes

Five senior executives decided to buy the Blanchet Group to lead the company toward new opportunities.

1981

Expansion and modernization
of the Saint-Pamphile mill

The Saint-Pamphile mill was modernized, making Matériaux Blanchet even more productive, with an annual production capacity of 90 million board feet.

1986

Major modernization
of the Amos mill

The annual production capacity of the Amos mill was increased to 65 million board feet.

1994

Modernization of the main sawmill
line at the Amos complex

1995

Modernization and computerization
of the Saint-Pamphile complex

1998

Expansion of
Saint-Pamphile

The mill also added a production line for small logs.

1999

FSC® (Forest Stewardship Council)
certification

2002

Modernization of
the Amos mill

The optimized trimmer and the production
line for small logs were modernized.

2004

Modernization of
the Amos mill

Modernization of the automatic stacker, construction of a low-temperature kiln and two bark boilers in Amos.

2007

Modernization of
the Saint-Pamphile mill

Modernization of the twin bandsaw production line with the acquisition of a TBL 3 in Saint-Pamphile.

2015

Matériaux Blanchet
sold to CVG

2019

Matériaux Blanchet is one of
Quebec’s leading companies

Matériaux Blanchet, today managed by three partners, is internationally recognized for its high-quality products and excellent customer support services that stand out in the industry.

Our vision

Our top priority is a job well done, and we are one of Canada's most influential lumber producers.

Our mission

We aspire to be recognized on the world stage as a sawmill at the height of excellence and a manufacturer of custom top-quality products.

Our values

Team spirit
Team spirit
Open and<br>honest communication
Open and
honest communication
Results-based<br>management
Results-based
management
Integrity, trust<br>and respect
Integrity, trust
and respect
Continuous improvement<br>and innovation
Continuous improvement
and innovation
Planned and thoughtful<br>use of resources
Planned and thoughtful
use of resources

Our managers

Team spirit is firmly rooted
in our company!

Jean-Paul Carrier
Jean-Paul Carrier President [email protected]
John Sirois
John Sirois Vice President and Chief Financial Officer [email protected]
Patrick Leblanc
Patrick Leblanc Vice President of Operations [email protected]

Our employees

Our most valuable resource

With more than 400 employees working at our headquarters and our two mills, we like to call ourselves a “big little family”.

At Matériaux Blanchet, each individual’s dedication, knowledge and talent is appreciated and rewarded in a meaningful way.

BE PART OF AN ULTIMATE-LEVEL TEAM

Our employees

Our logo

Making our mark
internationally

Our company logo symbolizes our dynamism.
The round shape represents the world and the international character of our company.
The tree in the center symbolizes our raw material and our respect for its natural wealth and the environment.
The curves of the B represent our wood processing flexibility in meeting our customers' different needs.

State-of-the-art mills

Our mills are equipped with the best technologies.

See our facilities

Environmentally
friendly lumber

Learn more about our efforts to protect the environment.

Discover our sustainable practices

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