With over 60 years of experience in the production and export of softwood lumber, Matériaux Blanchet is a fully independent and internationally recognized private company.
The Quebec company stands out for its exceptional customer service, quality products, commitment to the environment and its two world-class processing mills.
Our founder, then just 16 years old, became a wood entrepreneur for the pulp and paper industry.
With ten years of experience, Jos H. Blanchet
officially created his own company.
The beginning of operations for Matériaux Blanchet at Saint-Pamphile’s first sawmill.
After ten years of operation, Matériaux Blanchet opened a second sawmill in Saint-Pamphile, which is still in service today.
The company was growing so quickly that acquiring a third mill in Quebec was the next logical step for Matériaux Blanchet.
Five senior executives decided to buy the Blanchet Group to lead the company toward new opportunities.
The Saint-Pamphile mill was modernized, making Matériaux Blanchet even more productive, with an annual production capacity of 90 million board feet.
The annual production capacity of the Amos mill was increased to 65 million board feet.
The mill also added a production line for small logs.
The optimized trimmer and the production
line for small logs were modernized.
Modernization of the automatic stacker, construction of a low-temperature kiln and two bark boilers in Amos.
Modernization of the twin bandsaw production line with the acquisition of a TBL 3 in Saint-Pamphile.
Construction of two ultramodern 60,000-square-foot infrastructures equipped with a GradExpert system and a Gilbert planer machine.
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 top priority is a job well done, and we are one of Canada's most influential lumber producers.
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.
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.