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More than 40 years of history and experience.
Continual progress...

  • 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.
  • Manac Inc. acquires Canam Steel, and the Canam Manac Group is formed.
  • Manac opens its first sales office and service center in Boucherville.
  • Manac starts manufacturing its first FRP van.
  • Manac manufactures its first galvanized-steel van.
  • Manac designs and builds its first aluminum van.
  • Manac launches two innovative products: soft-sider platforms and chip semitrailers equipped with steel walls.
  • Manac manufactures its first combo (steel and aluminum) flatbed.
  • Manac inaugurates its Orangeville, ON plant. This 138,000-square-foot facility will manufacture standard dry vans for the North American market.
  • 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™ 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.
  • Manac acquires the assets of semitrailer manufacturer CPS Trailers Inc. in Oran, MO. This is Manac’s first plant in the US.
  • 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.
  • Manac marks its fortieth anniversary.
  • Manac opens its second US plant in Kennett, MO.
  • Manac purchases Trailmobile Canada and Trailmobile Corp™ intellectual property, tooling and raw materials.
  • Manac acquires the assets and intellectual property of Liddell Canada.
  • Manac outperforms all North American semitrailer manufacturers in Underride Guard Crash Tests conducted by IIHS on dry vans.
  • Manac completes its IPO, the company’s shares are traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange under symbol TSX: MA.
  • Manac acquires Peerless Limited from McCoy Corporation.
  • Manac celebrates its 50th anniversary.