The Prelco Group: Our creative team,
our clear products
With six factories located in eastern North America and more than 650 employees, The Prelco Group is a leader in the value-added glass manufacturing sector. Prelco designs and manufactures glazing products for commercial and institutional buildings, high-rise apartment buildings, and specialty vehicles (land, rail and watercraft). With over 65 years’ experience, a highly qualified workforce, and cutting-edge equipment, you can count on Prelco to meet your needs.
Prelco specializes in manufacturing complex and innovative glass solutions that meet our customers’ architectural, transportation and recreational boat market needs.
To be a major North American supplier of glass solutions and surpass the expectations of customers in our future market segments.
The Prelco Group: Our creative team, our transparent products
The Prelco Group’s story is a success story that started in Rivière-du-Loup in the early 1950s.
Prelco legally registers its company name—PRELCO—which combines the founders’ names: PRE for the Prévost brothers, Aubert and De St-Denys, and L, for William John Lees, with CO, for company.
Vitrerie Générale hires Roger Lavoie, a young mechanical engineer graduate. He’s the first engineer to work for the company and in Quebec’s glass industry.
The company invests heavily in state-of-the-art processes and machinery, and an R&D lab.
Keeping up with technology is more crucial than ever. At the turn of the century, Prelco is a leading Canadian safety glass manufacturer.
“We wanted to prove that development driven by cutting-edge technology could make a company economically viable, even in a rural region… It’s safe to say that our gamble has paid off.” – Roger Lavoie, CEO.
Prelco receives an award from Glass Magazine, recognizing its place as one of the top high-performance glass manufacturers in the United States and Canada.
Industrial engineering graduate Dominic Lavoie joins the planning, processes and transportation team as Corporate Director of Logistics.
At the APTA Expo in Houston, Texas, Prelco showcases its innovative new passenger windows for the Montreal metro’s AZUR cars. The windows can be replaced in 120 seconds without causing any service interruption.
Dominic Lavoie becomes a company shareholder and Prelco Group board member.
Roger Lavoie’s son Dominic Lavoie succeeds him as the CEO of the Prelco Group. Lavoie Sr. remains president of the board for the parent company, Prelsecur inc.
The Prelco Group is currently expanding and doubling the surface area of its Montreal production site. New automatic cutting, tempering and assembly lines have been installed to meet growth, deadline and production capacity needs.
The Prelco Group celebrates 65 years of expertise.
The quality system of the whole company, while relying on a philosophy of continuous improvement, is based on the principle of CUSTOMER SATISFACTION and its requirements.
To achieve this, our main concern at Prelco is to provide excellence in our products as well as in our complete and efficient service.
Choosing Prelco means:
- Satisfaction with regards to our products and quality
- Personalized service
- Complete solutions, meeting the evolution of customer needs