Founded in 1947 by Marcel Lauzon, Marcel Lauzon Inc. transforms spruce and balsam logs into softwood lumber for residential and industrial use.
|1947||Marcel Lauzon builds his first sawmill in Chartierville, Quebec.|
|1965||Marcel Lauzon moves to East Hereford, Quebec so his company can be closer to the log suppliers and lumber customers in the northeast U.S. The newly built sawmill has a capacity of producing 13,000,000 PMP a year.|
|1979||After visiting sawmills in Sweden, Marcel Lauzon expands and modernizes his installations by adding a new production line for small logs. It is also the first production line in Quebec to use computers to process logs into lumber. Production is doubled to 27.000.000 PMP a year.|
|1985||Marcel Lauzon Inc modernizes his installations by adding an edger optimizer. It is the first one in Quebec. Production is now at 30,000,000 PMP a year.|
|1991-1992||Marcel Lauzon Inc. installs 2 dry kilns with a total capacity of 320,000 PMP. To this addition, the company also installs a steam boiler that burns bark and sawdust, coupled with a combination of a turbine-generator system that enables production of electricity in the range of 300 kWh. Also, Marcel Lauzon Inc. builds a mordern new planning mill for processing rough lumber into a finished product..|
|1997-1998||Marcel Lauzon Inc. continues its technological development by adding a new multi-saw Bull Edger, controlled by an optimization system. Production now stands at 35,000,000 PMP a year.|
|1999||The modernization of the installations continues by the addition of a carriage for the processing of big logs.|
All these investments have allowed Marcel Lauzon Inc. to increase its flexibility and productivity, to expand its product line to customers, to assure a constant quality and protect the resources and environment.