In 1978, inventor and visionary Donald Lapierre founded Lapierre Equipment, a business specialized in the manufacturing of equipment and accessories for the production of maple products and membrane technologies.
Situated in St-Ludger, Beauce and Waterloo in the Eastern Townships, with over one hundred employees between the two plants, working with the latest in technological equipment in the field. We manufacture Bernard & Lapierre sap extractors, R.O.’s, sap and syrup filters, wood and oil fired evaporators such as the Turbo, Turbo II, Thunderbolt, Storm, the Hurricane and the all new high efficiency Hurricane force 5 .We also fabricate stainless steel tanks as well as a multitude of other products.
Lapierre Equipment also conceives and manufactures apparatus using membrane technology and water pipes BNQ-NSF and CSA approved as per the industry’s highest standards.
Our sales and distribution network is composed of over sixty (60) highly competent representatives covering all maple syrup producing regions of Quebec, Canada and the USA.
Number one and a reference in Sugaring Production, Lapierre Equipment, always aiming for the future, are constantly developing products which are perfectly adapted to the needs of their customers. We are also planning to be more present in the membrane technology field using our knowledge and expertise.
- 2002 (January )
Opening of a distribution center in St-Cyprien (lower Saint-Laurent)
With a service and sales counter, a repair workshop as well as a showroom for its equipment, the store offers a complete service to its clientele.
- 2002 (April )
In St-Ludger de Beauce, creation of a new extrusion plant.
Lapierre Equipment was then able to manufacture it’s own plastic tubing according to the highest quality standards.
This stage was crucial for the company as Lapierre then became a full line of equipment manufacturing enterprise.
Establishment of Lapierre USA (SWANTON VERMONT)
With a service and sales counter, a repair workshop as well as a showroom for its equipment, the store offers a complete service to its clientele and strenghtens the presence of Lapierre Equipment in the United States.
Acquisition of Équipements d’Érablières Gilles Bernard Inc. from St-Gédéon de Beauce. This second manufacturer of maple sap extractors is now part of Les Lapierre Equipment. The range of Bernard’s products is now manufactured at Lapierre plant in St-Ludger.
Acquisition of the enterprise Les Spécialités Techniques (Valcourt, Qc) a manufacturer of evaporators since the 70’s which strenghtens even more the presence of the enterprise in Québec.
MISSION AND VALUES
On a daily basis, our company is inspired by its founder’s, Donald Lapierre, values for which making a customer happy is the prime objective. Our more than a hundred employees apply this objective as a principle.