The achievement of excellence, both for the quality of its products as for the efficiency of its services, represents the main concern of Fabrimet Inc. our galvanized steel structures have established our reputation over the years.Fabrimet Inc. is a company that guarantees its products to meet the criteria of quality and delivery to all customers.
Thank you to Alexandre Brault, Isabelle Racine, Suzanne Chapdelaine and all the people who worked on the illuminated tower project that welcomes visitors to Fabrimet.
Over the years, Fabrimet obtained, an excellent reputation for its competitive prices, their respect of deadlines and the Fabrimet quality of its products and after-sales service, delivered by public utilities and engineering consulting firms.
A constant modernization of its installations confers on Fabrimet an annual production capacity exceeding today 50 000 metric tons. Fabrimet is one of the largest manufacturers of lattice structures, sub-station and redistribution structures, guardrails and steel structures in Canada and in the United States.
From left to right Paul Guerette, Gilbert Guerette (both second generation), Raphael Guerette, Antoine Vaillancourt (third generation) and Georges Guerette (second generation) are all poised to continue the family business.
An enterprising and inventive young man by the name of Georges Guerette, with his son Gilbert, founded the company “Guerette Machine Shop” in 1944 in the town of Drummondville. As Gilbert had seven children, he needed to generate some aggressive growth to provide for his family going forward. Thus, he grew the initial company into three diverse industry divisions under the name of General Manufacturing Company; a Woodworking Machinery, a Cast Iron Foundry and a Sheet Metal Divisions.
Over the years Mr. Guerette sold the Woodworking Machinery and Cast Iron Foundry divisions to family members and ultimately changed the name of the Sheet Metal Division to the current name of Fabrimet Inc in 1978. During the past few decades Fabrimet Inc. has focused on the steel fabrication of different products mainly in the energy transmission tower industry.
In 1978 Gilbert's sons, Georges and Paul, joined the firm and presently, with Gilbert recently on board, represent the second generation's management.
Georges Guerette, president states, “As the majority of our historical products were galvanized, our principal production evolved into the area of power transmission and highway accessory items like guard rails.”
“My father's engineering background and experience in designing innovative woodworking machinery meant we were always eager to engage in automation for the fabrication of our products. This creative thinking helped pioneer our initial investments in CNC angle fabrication systems in 1979.”
While the Fabrimet plant and its employees were themselves in the midst of the storm and many without electricity, they worked 24/7 for several weeks to provide the materials needed to restore power and a further 12 months to restore the transmission lines.
Fabrimet was the main supplier of Hydro-Québec in the building of a temporary transmission line system within two weeks and the complete restoration of the transmission towers that were crushed by the storm ice accumulation to help reconnect millions of citizens without electricity for weeks.
We are proud that our solidarity and our sense of duty have made it possible to overcome one of the greatest crises that Quebec has ever known.
Fabrimet has gained experience and expertise from this large emergency operation and is ready to supply the power industry to take on the climate challenges to come.
Exceptional employees, recognized expertise, state-of-the-art installations and constant concern to satisfy the customer are the ingredients which make up the range of services offered by Fabrimet and which makes it an industrial partner of choice.