Our History

GL&V Pulp & Paper is a family owned Company that specializes in designing and marketing equipment and solutions used in pulp and paper production. We have done so for nearly 40 years and our history stretches much further back through companies acquired during the years…

1975
June
Founding of Laperrière & Verreault (L&V)
1978 March The Société de Fabrication des Vieilles Forges (“SFVF”) is created
1986  March GL&V and SFVF merge its activities under the name Groupe Laperrière & Verreault (GL&V)
1986  June Initial public offering of GL&V on the Montreal Exchange
1989  December Acquisition of the assets of Canron’s mechanical division
1990  September Acquisition of the assets of Dorr-Oliver Canada
1993  September  Creation of GL&V Manufacturing in Trois-Rivières, QC, Canada 
1996 March Acquisition of certain assets of Black Clawson Company’s Canadian subsidiary Black Clawson-Kennedy
1996  August

Acquisition of the shares of LaValley Industries in Vancouver, WA, USA from the Swedish Company Sunds Defibrator

1997  October Acquisition of certain assets of Valmet’s Sandy Hill Division including the foundry in Hudson Falls, NY, USA
1998  September Acquisition of the assets of the Swedish Company Alfa Laval Celleco with operations in Stockholm and Hedemora Sweden and Atlanta, GA, USA
1999  December Acquisition of the assets of National Refiner Plate company in Cairo, GA, USA 
2000  February Acquisition of two major Beloit Divisions: Beloit Impco in Nashua, NH, USA and Beloit Lenox in Lenox, MA, USA
2001  April Acquisition of ELP Products in Calgary, AB, Canada
2003  November Acquisition of the assets of Elite Cameron
2005  May Acquisition of the assets of Perplas
2005  September Acquisition of the intellectual property rights of the BTF automatic dilution system technology
2006  April Acquisition of the main assets of KanEng Industries Inc. and KanEng-Deltec Inc. in Montreal, QC, Canada
2006  July Acquisition of the main assets related to J&L Fiber Services’ refiner upgrade activities 
2006  August Acquisition of the main assets related to Huyck Dewatering Equipment
2006  December Acquisition from Metso Corporation of the main assets related to Kvaerner Pulping’s activities in pulp washing, oxygen delignification and bleaching, including Compact Press® fibre line technology
2007  August GL&V sells the minerals processing group to FLSmidth. The Pulp and Paper group, the Water Treatment group and the manufacturing group are transferred to the new company GLV Inc.
2007  September Acquisition of the main assets of Aylesford Engineering in UK, a company specializing in the design and manufacturing of doctor systems for paper machines 
2011  December Acquisition of the Finnish company TamPulping Oy specializing in OCC Recycling systems as well as pulping and screening technology
2013  November Sale of the assets of the manufacturing group, GL&V Fabrication. The new company Fab3R remains a close supplier for the manufacture of GL&V’s Pulp & Paper products
2014  November The Verreault family (founding members) purchase & privatize the GL&V Pulp and Paper Group

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