Timeline

 

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    Tripar is Founded

    1949 Original Building

    Ben and David Sevack, who were both born and educated in the UK, immigrate to Canada after serving for the Royal Engineers in the British army in the Second World War and start a small metal stamping shop called ‘Tripar’ on Hays Avenue in Montreal, Canada.

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    Tripar's First Catalog

    1950

    Tripar's 1st catalog launched, consisting of 250 parts, with an emphasis on Tripar's ability to offer both standard as well as custom parts to meet customer needs. Today we still work by this philosophy.

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    10th Anniversary

    1959-1

    Tripar celebrates it 10th Anniversary by purchasing 130,000 sq.ft of  land located on Maurice Duplessis Boulevard  on the island of Montreal to build their new factory.

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    Construction of Tripar's new Factory

    1960

    Tripar's new factory was 10,000 sq.ft., a huge upgrade from the 4500 sq ft building on Hays Avenue

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    1st Expansion of the Factory

    1965

    1st expansion of the factory of 6,000 sq. ft. increasing the total capacity to 16,000 sq. ft.

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    20th Anniversary – 2nd Expansion

    1969

    Tripar celebrates its 20th Anniversary by completing its 2nd expansion of the factory by 17,000 sq. ft. Total capacity now 33,000 sq. ft.

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    Tripar and the CFIB

    1970 CFIB Logo

    Tripar become a founding member of the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB)

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    3rd Expansion of Factory

    1972

    The 3rd expansion of the factory by 12,000 sq. ft., increased total capacity to 45,000 sq. ft.

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    Ben and Robert Bourassa

    1975 Ben and Quebec Premier

    Ben and Quebec Premier Robert Bourassa discussing potential tax changes for independent business in canada

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    30th Anniversary – 4th Expansion

    1979 back of factory

    Tripar celebrates its 30th Anniversary by completing its 4th expansion of the factory, adding 22,500 sq. ft. Total capacity now 67,500 sq. ft.

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    Montreal Board of Trade Award

    1985

    Ben and David receive an award from form the Montreal Board of Trade in celebration of 35 years of successful business.

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    1st US Patent

    1995

    Patent No: US 5,475,578 – Aligning beaded fastener assembly for lighting fixtures

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    2nd US Patent

    1997

    Patent No: US US 5,620,248 – Variable aligning beaded fastener assembly for lighting fixtures

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    50th Anniversary

    1999

    At the end of the millennium Tripar celebrates its 50th Anniversary

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    Two Generations of the Sevack Family

    2001

    David Sevack retires as Treasurer secretary and Ben’s Son, Lloyd Sevack, joins Tripar and becomes Vice-President. Lloyd studied Mechanical Engineering at Concordia University in Montreal and brings 15 years of experience working for Computing Devices and Lee Valley.

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    55th Anniversary

    2004

    In 2004 Tripar celebrates its 55th anniversary by getting its 3rd US Patent: US 6,719,438 – spring for securing trims in recessed lighting housings

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    CFIB Recognition

    2006

    At the 35th Anniversary of the CFIB (Canadian Federation of Independent Business), Tripar receives an award for being a founding member of 36 Years!!

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    Innovation Prize from CSST (Quebec Safety Board)

    2007

    Innovation Prize from CSST (Quebec Safety Board) for Tripar’s development of its box lifter

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    4th US Patent

    2008

    Patent No: US 7,7374,308 – Linear spring clip for securing lighting housings into mounting frames

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    Prix Estim - Best Manufacturer

    2008 Prix

    Tripar is proud to announce being awarded the prestigious Estim. This award is presented annually by the Chamber of Commerce offering recognition to companies for exceptional success in their area of specialty. Tripar, was nominated in two different categories, Exporter, and Manufacturer, and received this award in the category of Best Manufacturer

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    60th Anniversary

    2009 LASMAC LC-1212

    Tripar celebrates its 60th Anniversary, investing in a new CNC laser to have more flexible production capabilities.

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    5th US Patent

    2010

    Patent No: US 7,748,869 – Recessed lighting fixtures with projector accessory

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    6th US Patent

    2011

    Patent No: US 8,082,859 - Blind shelf support and method of installation

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    Three Generations of the Sevack Family

    2013 lauren

    Lauren Sevack (Lloyd’s daughter) joins Tripar as our Sales & Marketing Executive; now the third generation of the Sevack family working for Tripar. Lauren studied at Concordia University in Montreal and brings with her experience of Sales & Marketing, Public Relations and Customer Management

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    65th Anniversary

    2014 65th_anniversary_final

    2014 marks Tripar’s 65th anniversary, during which we are investing in new equipment to increase our production capabilities, and fully renovating our offices. Upon completion we will host an open house for our suppliers, customers and employees.