Saint-Hyacinthe-based mattress manufacturer Bleu.eco is announcing a major investment to expand its recently relocated facility at 5470 Martineau Street, near Highway 20.
The company has begun construction on this 12,900 sq. ft. expansion, which will bring the total surface area of its Maskoutain facilities to more than 16,500 sq. ft. This $1.75-million investment, which also includes the addition of new equipment, will largely be carried out by the building's owner, Barbet Immobilier.
The entire Bleu.eco team will therefore find itself in a highly functional, spacious and stimulating environment that is perfectly suited to sustaining the pace of the significant growth it has been experiencing for nearly three years. Moreover, the project will allow the creation of about ten new jobs.
"This expansion is part of our desire to ensure a dynamic presence in our community and to pursue our development," said Richard Lapointe, President and CEO of Bleu.eco.
These new spaces will also benefit the non-profit organization Arbres.eco. This organization supported by Bleu.eco aims to increase tree cover by offering individuals and businesses the chance to sponsor the planting of trees to offset their CO2 emissions.
Bleu.eco is also planning to increase its online presence, which is great news for the development of ecoresponsible business in Quebec. Indeed, bleu.eco is a pioneer in the online sale of locally designed and manufactured eco-friendly sleep products.
Bleu.eco designs in Quebec high-end, sustainable and reasonably priced products. All the foams used are environmentally friendly and are composed largely of natural components. The company uses organic cotton and its major suppliers are from Quebec and operate less than 60 km from its plant. Its products are vegan and carbon neutral and it plants three trees for every mattress sold to reduce its environmental footprint.
The work, which will last until spring, is being carried out by Les Constructions Luc Loiselle. The design of the new showroom was entrusted to the young firm Catherine Catherine, winner of the Grand Prix du design. A temporary showroom will remain accessible to the public throughout the construction period.
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Jean-François Paiement, Karine Guilbault of Saint-Hyacinthe Technopole, Yves Barbet of Barbet Immobilier, Richard Lapointe, president of Bleu.eco, Johanne Tanguay, Luc Loiselle of Les Constructions Luc Loiselle, Justin Lapointe, Gil Dupré, and Renaud Lapointe.
Credit: Patrick Roger
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