Company

The company was established in 1965 and has since completed more than 20,000 international projects.

About

Industries Harnois Inc. is a Canadian company that has been in the business of manufacturing steel structures for over 50 years. Our team of experts engineers and designs innovative buildings that meet the financial and operational needs of our clients. We also offer a consulting service specialized in agronomy to increase returns and to drive our clients’ business forward.

We are an innovative company with a devoted team of experts who offer quality services and products. Our integrated service ensure that all our clients find the right solution to perfectly meet their needs.

Vision

We believe that it is possible to innovate every day, in every sphere of our work. That is why we are leaders and pioneers in our industry. We constantly stretch the limits of engineering and work beyond preconceived notions.We are committed to the success of our clients and have developed a unique organization to deliver on this promise. We offer unparalleled quality service with an expert team of managers, engineers, sales representatives, technicians and installers that support our clients every step of their project. Our team of in-house engineers designs cost-effective, customizable, safe and durable steel structures that are tailored to the specific needs of the agricultural, industrial and municipal sectors. Our innovative solutions, dedication and commitment will continue to revolutionize our industry.

Values

Our values guarantee the success of your project, the quality of your building and the excellence of our service:

Unmatched customer service

We always listen to our customers to consistently exceed their expectations. We put our expertise to work with a visionary process and innovative solutions that perfectly meet their needs.

Innovation

We reject preconceived notions and find creative solutions to develop the most advanced products on the market.

Driven by defaults

We strive for flawless execution to deliver and go beyond the desired results. Our attention to detail guarantees top-quality service, products and performance.

Teamwork

We work in a collaborative environment based on trust, respect and communication. The expertise and input of all employees and stakeholders, as well as the involvement of the client, allow us to meet and exceed the objectives of every project.

Respect, integrity and equity

These values are at the core of all our relationships and commitments to our customers, employees, suppliers and collaborators.

Initiative

We demonstrate leadership and initiative to continually improve our efficiency and customer satisfaction.

We offer a guaranteed quality of our service and products.

years of experience
international projects
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projects each year
divisions to better meet the needs of our clients
research & development department

History

1958

Mr. Joseph Harnois sells his first irrigation system.

1958
1965

Founding of the Irrigation St. Thomas company, (now Industries Harnois Inc.) a company specialized in irrigation systems and agricultural equipment.

1965
1968

The company diversifies its offerings by entering the greenhouse manufacturing industry.

1968
1971

Mr. Rolland Harnois succeeds his father as president and partners with his brother, Yves Harnois. The same year, the company designs the first complex of gutter connected  greenhouses in Quebec.

1971
1976

We are the first Canadian company to offer the use of circulation tubes between rows for the distribution of heating in greenhouses.

1976
1977

The company experiments with, and offers the first Canadian engineered heating system with hot air and terracotta  drainage pipes for greenhouses.

1977
1978

We are the first Canadian company to offer a sprinkler system to cool vegetables in greenhouses and to introduce natural ventilation tunnel structures in Canada.

1978
1981

Irrigation St-Thomas becomes Industries Harnois Inc. to better reflect the diversity of its business offer.

1981
1982

First company in North America to use oval tubes for the manufacturing of greenhouse structures.

1982
1983

Industries Harnois Inc. positions itself as one of North America’s leading greenhouse manufacturers and expands its market penetration by establishing a network of greenhouse distributors in eastern and western Canada.

1983
1986

The company expands to the U.S. market.  

1986
1991

First North American installation of a rewinder machine for large-width films used to cover greenhouses.

1991
1993

Industries Harnois Inc. expands to the Mexico market.

1993
1993

The company designs an asymmetric greenhouse with an overhead retractable shading screen.

1993
1995

Industries Harnois Inc. is named #1 Company of the Decade in the greater Joliette region.

1995
1999
Launch of the MegaDome® division.
1999
2001

The company opens for business in Japan.

2001
2009

Launch of the Agrisys division.

2009
2010

Sale of Harnois Shelters subsidiary to refocus the commercial activities on the Harnois Greenhouses and MegaDome® Buildings divisions.

2010
2011

Sale of the farmer field irrigation division.

2011
2015

Harnois Industries inc. celebrate their 50th birthday!

2015
2017

Unveiling the new Harnois Industries logo as well as those of its divisions: Harnois Greenhouses, MegaDome® Buildings and Agrisys.

2017