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History

History of Produits Forestiers Laurentiens

The Fralor project began in 1984, with the purchase of a small local sawmill which we moved on the current place of the company. We had a stalks supply of 8,000 cubic meters , which we made increase by 7,000 cubic meters, for a total assigned by the Ministry of the Energy and the Resources, of 15,000 cubic meters. We receive from the private sector, mainly from the region of the Valley of Gatineau and Pontiac, a 5,000 cubic meters supply, for a total transformation of 20,000 cubic meters annually. Certain supply result even from very remote regions, that is Cantons de l'Est and even the Vermont, in United States.

During the same year, the company bought numerous equipments. We began the construction of the transformation factory, which was set up in the Canton Marchand, a few minutes away from L’Annonciation. However, it is really in 1985, that began the production of ornamental frames which are almost completely exported towards the United States. Besides this product, the company finds outlets for the industry of the piece of furniture and this new production is managed towards the markets of Montreal and the United States.

Modernization in 1986 with the acquisition of new equipments which will allow the sawmill to add to its activities, of new operations which will increase, in a significant way, the added value in its products. An important part of the production is exported for industrial purposes, nottament for the manufacturing of cofferings with concrete and breast walls.

In 2005, we invest for the construction of warehouses and sheds. The management of sawdust and shavings is largely facilitated since this date. The cleanliness near the sawmill is moreover one of aspects which strikes most the visitor. We quickly notice, that here, the environment is respected.

In 1987, we changed the Fralor Company name for Produits Forestiers Laurentiens. We gradually developed other wooden qualities for more sophisticated uses. And so the company makes now the first transformation of the wood used in the manufacturing of the hockey sticks. Now, we can make wooden constituents, of any dimensions, and cut specifically according to the needs of the customer.

Certification

Forest Certification PEFC

The forest certification is a process consisting in estimating a good forest management, that is a management which takes into account the environment and the social impacts, while being economically viable.

The products which result from a certified forest, can be identified by a label demonstrating that the forest is well managed. So, this identification allows to assure the consumers, retailers, governments, and investors of the origin of products. Important retailers of Europe, North America, and moreover in the world made a commitment to market only forest products resulting from well managed forests.

Forest certification attests to respecting the environmental, societal and economic functions of the forest. PEFC certification is based on two complementary mechanisms, Forest Certification and Enterprise Certification, which transform wood to ensure the traceability of timber from the forest to the finished product.

Certification of the chain of traceability PEFC

Produits Forestiers Laurentiens, was equipped in 2010 of the Chain of Traceability FSC® and in 2018, we changed for the PEFC Certification. This procedure, assure the consumers that the end product results from forests fully qualified teachers. This chain of traceability, is the way by which raw materials, treated materials and finished products, are distributed by the forest to the consumer, by way of all the successive stages of the treatment, the transformation, the manufacturing and the distribution.

And so the company participates in a healthy management of our forest environment for the profit of our generation as well as future generations.

Quality

Our aspen quality

To Produits Forestiers Laurentiens, you will notice that the quality of our supply is unarguably our strength. The by-products of our trees, can satisfy the most exigents customers

Photo of the product for the hockey sticks manufacturing.

Photo of the pieces 6x6x12'

Photo of the pieces6x6x12'. (View from the top)

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Products

Aspen and Lime Products

 

PEFC Products

Hockey :  37"  48"  60"  63"  72"  80"

Select :
7- 8'
9-10'
11-12'
13-16'

  Hemlock
Lime
Aspen

Fas:
8'
9-10'
11'
11-12'

1 common:
4-6'
4½ and +
7-12'

Select 1 Face:

2 common:
6- 8'
9-12'
13-16'

Mouldings:
4-5'

Pieces:
2½ X 5 from 6 to 16'
3 X 4 from 6 to 16'
3½ X 5 from 6 to 16'

 

Please note that products production from the first 3 types is done according to customer requests.

Frame, other types and special requests... Please contact us by clicking HERE.

Welcome

Welcome to our web site

 

Produits Forestiers Laurentiens, is a sawmill situated at 185 km west of Montreal, on the city territory of Riviere-Rouge, in the High Laurentian. She is specializes in the sawing of aspen essences.

In spite of the current crisis of the forest industry, Produits Forestiers Laurentiens manages to play the game well. Without being in the fine point of the technology, our years of experience, good equipment and competent and conscientious employees, allow us to offer the most professional service, and a product of the highest quality.

Contact Us

Produits Forestiers Laurentiens

Mr. Yvon Berthelette
590, Montée du Lac Castor
Rivière-Rouge (Québec) Canada J0T 1T0

Phone : (819) 275-7654
Fax : (819) 275-3663

Email :
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