1 June 2018
Terraquavie Inaugurates its New Facilities in Sherbrooke
PRESS RELEASE – Celebrating its 10th anniversary, Terraquavie last night proudly inaugurated its new facilities at 6838 Bourque Boulevard. The move will enable this Sherbrooke company specialized in the field of manufacturing and distributing erosion and water control and management products to continue its growth and to consolidate its presence and its reputation in Canada.
Dominic Diorio, President, and Pascal Robert, VP of Terraquavie
Founded in 2008, Terraquavie set up its business in the premises of the Comité de Promotion Industriel de Brompton (CPIB – Brompton’s industrial promotion committee) in Gene-H.-Kruger Industrial Park, located in the Borough of Brompton. At the time, it was carrying out its activities in two separate spaces, with the production team separated from that in charge of managing orders and inventories. Company growth made coordinating work in the two buildings more and more complex, and the business’s managers, Dominic Diorio and Pascal Robert, deemed it essential to optimize their production capacity by synchronizing all of their activities under one roof.
With a surface area of 17 000 square feet, the new plant will enhance production efficiency and lead to better team cohesion. “Given that our strength is our speed of execution and great flexibility, it is now much easier, with this better adapted and better organized setting, to offer our customers the same value proposition. We are particularly pleased to have moved to premises capable of accommodating the growth of our team and which are near Highway 10/55, which is a strategic location for our distribution activities,” explained Terraquavie’s CEO Dominic Diorio.
Overall, the project will require investments of more than $1M, in particular for acquiring the building and modernizing the infrastructure while consolidating the 13 existing jobs and creating 7 new positions, 2 held by immigrant workers. Terraquavie was able to rely on help from Emploi-Québec and from the organization Orientation Travail, which eased the inclusion and orientation of new immigrant employees into the company.
In the current context of workforce shortage, Terraquavie is attempting to stand out as an employer and to retain its employees by making their well-being a core concern. “We are devoting a great deal of effort to providing a stimulating workplace for our employees, whom we regard as vital members of our team. We are proud to have recently introduced several initiatives with the goal of maintaining and enhancing their health and quality of life, through our health program, which provides access to a kinesiology clinic with a private trainer, our group insurance program, and finally, our carpooling promotion program,” noted Terraquavie Vice-President Pascal Robert.
Working in the sector of sediment and erosion management, as well as in water management, Terraquavie makes and distributes its specialized products through its entire pan-Canadian network, primarily in Québec, Ontario, and Saskatchewan.
Sherbrooke Innopole, which has been supporting the company for several years, views the sustained growth of this company as excellent news for the region. “We are very proud that Terraquavie has decided to pursue its expansion in Sherbrooke,” noted Josée Fortin, Director General of Sherbrooke Innopole. Terraquavie is a great example of a business in the Clean Tech key sector that places top priority on preserving the quality of the environment and maintaining human relationships in all of its business activities.”
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