History

  • 1966

    Manac Inc. is founded in Saint-Georges, Quebec. The company operates in a barn behind the house of founder Marcel Dutil. Eleven units are manufactured that year.

  • 1972

    Manac Inc. acquires Canam Steel, and the Canam Manac Group is formed.

  • 1974

    Manac opens its first sales office and service center in Boucherville.

  • 1977

    Manac starts manufacturing its first FRP van.

  • 1982

    Manac manufactures its first galvanized-steel van.

  • 1986

    Manac designs and builds its first aluminum van.

  • 1989

    Manac launches two innovative products: soft-sider platforms and chip semitrailers equipped with steel walls.

  • 1991

    Manac manufactures its first combo (steel and aluminum) flatbed.

  • 1994

    Manac inaugurates its Orangeville, ON, plant. This 138,000-square-foot facility will manufacture standard dry vans for the North American market.

  • 2000

    Manac launches its first all-aluminum flatbed, becoming the only semitrailer manufacturer to offer a complete line of platform trailers: steel model, combo (steel & aluminum) and all-aluminum models.

    Manac acquires the Canadian assets of semitrailer manufacturer Kalyn-Siebert, a 100,000 square-foot plant and Fabrex TM Intellectual property as well.

    Manac opens a new sales office and service center in Mississauga, Ontario. The new facility is located in the heart of the Ontario Transportation Center.

  • 2002

    Manac acquires the assets of semitrailer manufacturer CPS Trailers Inc. in Oran, MO. This is Manac’s first plant in the US.

  • 2004

    The Canam Manac Group Inc. announces its decision to focus on components for the construction industry and to sell off its semitrailer division.

    Manac Inc., a private company, is formed to buy the assets of the semitrailer division.

  • 2006

    Manac marks its fortieth anniversary.

  • 2007

    Manac opens its second US plant in Kennett, MO.

  • 2009

    Manac purchases Trailmobile Canada and Trailmobile Corp™ intellectual property, tooling and raw materials.

  • 2011

    Manac acquires the assets and intellectual property of Liddell Canada.

  • 2012

    Manac outperforms all North American semitrailer manufacturers in Underride Guard Crash Tests conducted by IIHS on dry vans.

  • 2013

    Manac completes its IPO, the company’s shares are traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange under symbol TSX: MA.

  • 2014

    Manac acquires Peerless Limited from McCoy Corporation.

  • 2015

    Manac buys its shares from the stock market and becomes private again.

  • 2016

    Manac celebrates its 50th anniversary.

  • 2017

    Manac takes minority stake in ABS Trailers specialized manufacturer of conveyor trailers

  • 2018

    Manac completes the acquisition of Alutrec inc., specialized manufacturer of aluminium semi-trailers.