Canada's preferred retail shelving manufacturer since 1966

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About

Driven by passion and expertise

Etalex was formed through the fusion of three Quebec companies, Boni Equipement, Forma Fil and Etalex. With more than 500 employees across its three plants in Saint-Bruno-de-Montarville and Anjou, Etalex has been providing retail display and industrial racking solutions to the North-American market since 1966.

Driving force

Our mission and promise

Mission

To remain the leader in the design, development, manufacturing and delivery of superior quality commercial furnishing, industrial racking products and solutions for the North American market.

Standing behind our commitments

No-compromise customer satisfaction.

Innovation

Continuous process, product and service improvement.

Partnership

Partnering with customers and suppliers to ensure their success.

Confidence

Supported by over 45 years of experience.

Safety

From our employees to yours.

History

Etalex through the years

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1966

Foundation of Etalex

Etalex is founded by Ludger D’Amour under the name L. D’Amour Inc.

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1974

Foundation of Boni Equipement

Boni Equipement is founded in 1974 in Longueuil, Quebec.

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1979

Jacques Majeau becomes owner

Mr. Jacques Majeau buys the shares of Mr. D’Amour and becomes the sole owner of the company.

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1982

Purchase of Boni Equipement

Mr. Majeau purchases Boni Equipement, a competitor of Etalex. A few months later, the name L. D’amour is changed to Etalex.

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1989

Purchase of Forma Fil

Mister Majeau buys Forma Fil, a manufacturer of decking and wire mesh.

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1995

The SJM Group is born

Foundation of the SJM Group, under which Forma Fil, Boni Equipement and Etalex operate.

2021

The companies change name to become Etalex

With the launch of a new logo and corporate brand, Forma Fil, Etalex and Boni Equipement are all united under one company name: Etalex

Team

Leadership team

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Thierry Lachapelle

President

With a bachelor’s degree in finance and a master’s degree in marketing, Mr. Lachapelle has accumulated more than 20 years in the management and direction of manufacturing companies of international scale. A member of the Etalex Board of Directors since 2019, he was appointed President in 2023.

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Ghislain Lehoux

Vice-President Business Development and Marketing

A long-time leader in the sales department, Ghislain Lehoux has built lasting relationships with his clients. He has more than 40 years of experience with the company.

Jean-François Lemieux

Jean-François Lemieux, CPA

Vice-President Administration

Jean-François Lemieux heads the accounting, human resources and IT departments. He has been with the company for over 20 years.

Jean-François Rousseau

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Vice-President of Operations

As Vice-President of Operations, Jean-François Rousseau works to maximize productivity and profitability and ensure safety and continuous improvement at our three plants. He has more than 20 years of experience with the company.

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Josée Grilli, CHRA CHRP

Vice-President, Talent & culture

With more than 25 years of experience, mainly in the manufacturing sector, occupying management roles in all areas of human resources, Mrs. Grilli has developed expertise, particularly in change management, mergers and acquisitions, business integration and restructuring, as well as health and safety. She has been a member of Etalex’s management team since August 2022.

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Alexandre Nadeau-Piuze

National Sales Manager - Commercial

With a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Operations and Logistics Management from HEC at the University of Montreal, Mr. Nadeau-Piuze has been a member of the Etalex sales team for more than 10 years, initially working as a coordinator and then as director. He was named National Sales Manager – Commercial in 2019.

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Benoit Pouliot

National Sales Manager - Industrial

Recognized in the field of industrial warehousing for his management of large-scale projects, from design to completion, Mr. Pouliot has developed in-depth technical knowledge, both in terms of warehousing systems but also his clients’ operations, during his 26-year career. He has been National Director of Industrial Sales at Etalex for over 14 years.

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Carreers

Our job openings

If client satisfaction, attention to detail, teamwork and an inspiring work environment are priorities for you, we want you on our team!

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Our causes

Causes we believe in

We are proud to support the following causes as they work to improve our communities.

The mission of the Fondation Charles-Bruneau is to give all children with cancer the best chances of recovery by financing research and supporting the development of pediatric oncology projects.

The LDT Foundation believes that physical activity and creativity are both fundamental to children’s development and educational success.

It organizes turnkey events that encourage balance between sports, arts and studies, with a particular focus on third cycle elementary students.

The Fondation Tel-jeunes was established in 2010 to financially support Tel-jeunes and LigneParents services and ensure their continuity.

Created in 1981 and 1991 respectively, LigneParents and Tel-jeunes are free and confidential advocacy services. These services, intended for youth and parents across Quebec, are provided by professionals and available at all times.

Guided by its love of children and its values of generosity, family, excellence, leadership and ethics, the CHU Sainte-Justine Foundation’s mission is to engage the community and support the CHU Sainte-Justine in its pursuit of excellence and its commitment to providing children and mothers with one of the highest levels of health care in the world, now and in the future.