Design of the first gutter-connected greenhouse complex


    1973, a historic year for Harnois Industries inc.

    Mr Rolland Harnois, founder of Harnois Industries inc., designs the first Gothic Arch-Style, gutter-connected greenhouse complex. Its large surface (45 000ft2) and its suitability to heavily snow-covered regions in Quebec is a world premiere.

    Built on the site of Jardins Lanaudière inc., this complex would not have seen the light of day without the support of valuable collaborators such as Mr Mathias Asselin, Site Manager, Mr Claude Harnois, Heating Expert, Mr Robert Boucher, along with Mr Normand Tellier, Culture Manager and Site Operator.

    Landlocked within a wooded site in Notre-Dame-de-Lourdes, the first winter turned out to be a trying test and we have met with pride this challenge 100% from Quebec!

    The success was confirmed quickly by marketing greenhouse tomatoes ripened on plants under the brand « Gusta », a product from Quebec.

    Canadian greenhouses manufacturer, Harnois Industries inc., has been promoting local production for over 50 years.  Established in 1965, the company has since completed more than 20,000 international projects.