This year marks 40 years for Canada’s window and door parts manufacturer Novatech Group. Headquartered in Sainte-Julie, Novatech Group has completed a series of strategic acquisitions in recent years that have grown the company beyond Québec.

Founder Raymond Ouellette says he set out to provide door manufacturers with stained doorglass on March 16, 1982. He began by testing a brand new glass technology for decorative windows in his own basement.

“I am proud of our impressive track record,” says president and CEO Harold Savard. “Novatech has grown steadily from just 15 employees to include over 1,400 people across North America and Europe who dedicate themselves each and every day to our company’s success. Today, we are poised and more ready than ever to achieve our development objectives in the United States and everywhere else in Canada. A bright future lies ahead for our great team, our employees, business partners and our many customers.”

The Group opened its steel door panel plant in 2002, and the plant is currently nearing the end of a 45,000-square-foot expansion. In 2010, Novatech Group acquired Resiver Patio Doors and its plants in Beauce, making its aim to develop a patio door product line a reality. In 2011, nearly 30 years after it was founded, Novatech opened Novatech Europe, its first international factory, in France.

The company officially entered the U.S. market in 2019 after acquiring RSL, a family business that manufactures and distributes doorglass. In addition to the RSL plants, Novatech Group also has a plant in Martinsville, Va., where it distributes and manufactures patio doors.

After acquiring Laurier Architectural in October 2019, Novatech Group now offers a comprehensive line of glazing for large-scale projects like high-rise buildings, schools, and various institutional and commercial properties.

A company press release about the anniversary indicates the company has remained profitable in recent months even amid supply chain issues and labor shortages. In 2021, Novatech Group acquired two patio door production sites: Energi’s plant in Terrebonne, followed by Sunview Patio Doors, a major manufacturer of vinyl and aluminum patio doors in Woodbridge, Ontario.

“I am especially grateful for the employees, clients and suppliers who have trusted us throughout this journey. Our company is driven day in and day out by a culture of excellence and innovation, and I can’t wait to see what the future holds,” Ouellette says.

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