History

Offering a unique solution

For a few decades now, the Mundial Group has been experiencing significant growth due to the dynamism of its divisions and through its acquisitions. With its 250 team members, the Mundial Group is recongnized today for developing lasting business partnerships by offering a unique global solution in the industrial market.

1982

Metal Bernard’s establishment

Metal Bernard was started by Bernard Cartegnie and Suzanne Lavallée in their family’s home basement, before moving to their first local on Dupont Street. At first, Metal Bernard was manufacturing trailers and fireplace doors. The first laser was purchased just before moving to their brand-new location, 10,000 square foot factory in the Saint-Lambert-de-Lauzon industrial park.
1982
2004

Mundial Group’s establishment

Louis Veilleux, Mario Ferland, Ginette Turmel and Eric Chrétien acquire Metal Bernard and CDMB. The companies were employing 53 at the time of acquisition. Mario, Louis, Ginette and Eric establish Mundial Group based on 5 statements that will, over time, become the Group’s guiding principles.
2004
2006

3 M$ investment

3 M$ is invested at Metal Bernard for a 15,000 square foot expansion.
2006
2007

BCI Rubber and UCB

Mundial Group acquires both: BCI Rubber, specializing in moulding rubber parts; and UCB, specializing in CNC and conventional machining.
2007
2010

Acquisition of Normandin Inc. and Metal Bernard’s acredidations

Mundial Group purchases Normandin Inc. that, like Metal Bernard, specializes in sheet metal transformation. This acquisition makes it possible to offer a unique and reliable contingency plan to their respective customers. ISO 14001 accreditation is awarded to Metal Bernard- a first in its sector of activities.
2010
2011

5.5 M$ investment

Major investment for Metal Bernard. 5.5 M$ for a 15, 000 square foot expansion and comprehensive refurbishment. This expansion makes it possible to acquire a brand-new large format 1,500-ton press brake and a large 26-foot laser.
2011
2014

Succession plan

Seven Metal Bernard executives become shareholders establishing a succession plan.
2014
2015

JLM acquisition

Mundial Group acquires JLM Precision Machining, a Quebec City company with a long-standing reputation for manufacturing high-precision machined parts.
2015
2017

2.3 M$ investment for CDMB

Investment of 2.3 M$ for a 26,500 square foot expansion and a complete reorganization of the welding department.
2017
2019

Succession plan - Step 2

Five new shareholders join the succession team at Metal Bernard, CDMB and Normandin.
2019
2019

Nomination

Nominations - Manon Viel as VP of Human Ressources, René Tremblay as General Manager for the Normandin division, Dave Cantin as General Manager for the Metal Bernard division, and François Bougie as General Manager for the CDMB division.
2019
2019

Sylvain Lemieux, first Companion Master in Quebec

Sylvain Lemieux, our training manager and health and safety coordinator, becomes the very first Master journeyman in Quebec. Accredited by PERFORM and the PAMT, he will now be able to train our team members internally and thus enable them to obtain their operator diplomas and obtain their journeyman class licences which are recognized by Emploi Québec.
2019
2020

3 M$ investment

Partial replacement of the machines for Mundial Group.
2020
2021

1.5 M$ investment for Normandin Inc.

Normandin invests 1.5 M$ for a brand new robotic bending cell. This new infrastructure is part of a very specific automation plan and will bring significant productivity gains for the Saint-Valérien-de-Milton company
2021
2022

Happy 40th anniversary to Métal Bernard !

Founded in 1982, our pioneer division is celebrates its 40th anniversary.
2022
More years to come!

Today

We are working hard to make a positive and lasting difference in people’s lives and thus transform more lives!
More years to come!

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