1991 – The company CMQ, which will become Durabac in 1992, is acquired
Durabac starts manufacturing roll-off containers, aimed at waste collectors and recyclers markets.
1993 - Durabac innovates with polyethylene containers
Durabac is the first company in Quebec to manufacture front load and rear load polyethylene commercial containers. Later, Durabac will develop a complete line of plastic containers.
1994 – Durabac launches its first compactor product line
After 18 months of research, Durabac develops a complete line of high quality waste compactors and balers, where resistance, efficiency and security are the main focus.
1998 – Move to current address
The move allows Durabac to go from 8000 square feet to 20 000 square feet of factory space.
Durabac acquires Conteneurs C.S. (Quebec). Through this acquisition and subsequent influx of new employees Durabac gains more than 20 years of experience in compactor manufacturing.
1999 – First cardboard balers developed (CS Quebec Plant)
The company decides to aim for a common goal across all product lines: durability, quality and safety. All compacting equipment will now be sold under the Durapac name.
2000 – Granby plant expansion
The plant is extended and adjoining land is acquired, in order to accommodate the increased inventory of finished products and respond to client needs in a more timely manner. The factory space now totals 28 000 square feet to meet production demands.
2003 - Reengineering
Durabac’s assembly lines are reengineered to maximize quality while increasing productivity. This thorough reengineering has enabled the company to become more competitive and significantly increased its production capability. Changes made included new assembly templates and control equipment, as well as better and safer tools and processes.
2005 – Second expansion (Duralift product line)
After the “hooklift” system’s success, the plant is expanded once again to introduce a new line of products. This expansion brings Durabac to over 35,000 square feet of production capability.
During the same year, Durabac enters into an important partnership with an American company, which allows us to manufacture the Dualift hoist. This roll-off/roll-on hoist is unique, as its bi-modal (cable and hook) construction allows it to lift all types of containers (roll-off, hook lift, multi lift, ampiroll and swaploader).
2007 – Expansion and new office spaces
A new 4,800 square foot office section is added. The space is now more modern and functional, and holds a showroom.
2010 – New plant for the Duraplast division
In order to respond to growing demand for polyethylene containers, Durabac acquires a sophisticated plastic moulder and develops a new line of containers specifically designed for organic materials.
Know today as the Duraplast division, this product line is assembled in its own 20 000 square foot plant in Roxton Pond (10 kilometers form Granby) and comprises 18 different polyethylene container models.
2011 – Acquisition of Chagnon and GCI Environnement product lines
The Chagnon and GCI Environnement product lines fit perfectly within the lines of Durabac’s strategic expansion plan and confirms our desire to accelerate our growth in the North American market. Through this acquisition, Durabac gains expertise and visibility in the national market.
Construction begins, a stone's throw away, on a new plant to house the Chagnon and Duralift assembly lines.