Produits Hevea of Richmond
The enterprise Produits Hevea is continuing to expand since its birth in 1991, continuing to improve it has completed two projects which will increase its market share in the areas of anti vibration pads for, sky scrapers and metro systems above and below ground, and bridge bearing pads for bridge construction and viaducts.
The president of the company, Jean-Paul Deslauriers has recently completed a 230 m2 expansion project which has improved his office space making them more spacious and functional. This expansion of the enterprise located in the Richmond Industrial Park in the Eastern Townships now boasts over 5000 m2, which originally had only 600 m2.
Secondly, Produits Hevea has added another important element to its company by purchasing a new enterprise in Montreal-North, Azur Rubber. This company employing fifteen workers specializing in joints for Hydro Electric dams and has now been added to our list of products manufactured by our eastern plant.
The new product that we do not have in Richmond and therefore the Montreal facility containing 1100 m2 will have to be enlarged. This expansion will start after this coming holiday season. The improvements will include replacing the presses to increase the momentum and efficiency of production says Mr. Deslauriers.
At this location we will continue to produce the aforementioned joints for the Hydra Electric dams. Coming back to the parent company in Richmond it will continue to employ approximately thirty people in two shifts.
We have experienced excellent progression and will continue to concentrate our efforts in research and development of new products in cooperation with Civil Engineering department of Sherbrooke University to remain at the cutting edge of technology he explained. We will continue our pursuit of cooperation with engineering firms who act on our behalf as distributers of our products. The company's aim is to continue targeting world markets in the construction of bridges, buildings and municipal infrastructure. Bridge bearing pads will however continue to be our principal item of production remarked the president of Produits Hevea.
Specializations and Products
Other products this family enterprise has developed include numerous household items, snow plow blades that have revolutionized the snow removal of roads and streets by replacing the traditional steel blades.