CUISINE IDÉALE INVESTS 1 MILLION DOLLARS IN ITS SHERBROOKE OPERATION
Sherbrooke, February 22, 2015
At last evening’s Gala Reconnaissance Estrie, the directors of Cuisine Idéale, manufacturers of kitchen cabinetry for 45 years, and owners of Fabridor and owner of the distributor Cuisine Idéale Design, finalists for the Manufacturing Prize, offered their congratulations to the winner, Cordé Électrique, Valcourt. A special recognition was received by Pierre-Yves for Successful Family transmission.
Pierre-Yves Gagnon, General manager of Cuisine Idéale, and Jean-Bernard Gagnon, General manager of Fabridor, used the occasion to announce a major 1 million dollar investment in German-made equipments that will modernize and speed up production, ensuring a competitive edge against all North American manufacturers of kitchen cabinets, vanities, and walk-in closets.
General managers Pierre-Yves and Jean-Bernard Gagnon have been expanding the company since joining their father, Yves Gagnon, two years ago.
Pierre-Yves Gagnon, CEO of Cuisine Idéale:
« When we came into the business, the construction industry had slowed worldwide, but now we’re seeing an upswing in the United States. Over the last two years, we’ve been able to reposition ourselves to take full advantage of the recovery. Thanks to the unyielding efforts of Benoît Gagnon, our sales director at Cuisine Idéale, we’ve developed a distribution network throughout the United States. At the same time, by hiring an experienced production manager, Christian Pedneault and his dedicated team, we’ve increased our manufacturing capacity beyond our initial objective. Finally, to stay competitive, either in terms of the quality that has made our reputation, or on the pricing and delivery turnaround, we had to make this investment. In order to develop further, the challenge in the coming years will be to increase production to meet the growing demand from our markets. We’re reviewing several options, and we’re not ruling out acquiring another company. »
Pierre-Yves Gagnon, General Manager and Benoit Gagnon, Sales Director, at Sherbrooke Chamber of Commerce Gala February 20th- receiving a prize for Successful Family Transmission!
ABOUT CUISINE IDÉALE :
Cuisine Idéale has been building European-style cabinets for kitchens and bathrooms since 1971. What was a 1,000 square-foot workshop in Sherbrooke has evolved, over the years, into a 56,000 square-foot high-tech plant. Our team of experts includes 100 employees, who between them, have clocked 600 years of experience in the crafting of kitchen cabinets.
ABOUT FABRIDOR :
Established in 2000, Fabridor plays a vital role for the region’s cabinet builders. Its expertise in the production of solid wood doors, veneers, thermofoil and MDF products, has pushed quality standards to new heights. Fabridor relies on a team of 25 experts who deliver the best, day after day.
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