Tripar’s founding & the early years (1949-59)

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This article features the experience of Tripar’s founder, Ben Sevack’s from England to Montreal during the pivotal years of 1923 to 1949. Additionally, we’ll shift more into the foundational period of Tripar, spanning from its establishment in 1949 to the first 10 years in business.

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Celebrating 75 Years of Excellence: Tripar Marks a Milestone in Metal Stamping and CNC Fabrication

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Montreal, Quebec – Tripar is excited to announce its 75th anniversary as a global leading metal stamping and CNC fabrication supplier. Today marks a significant milestone in excellence, innovation, and unwavering commitment to our clients. 

Founded in 1949, Tripar has been at the forefront of shaping the future of metal fabrication; with a rich history of delivering cutting-edge solutions to OEM clients across key industries. From humble beginnings, the company went from small stamping shop in Montreal to becoming the “gold standard” for the OEM lighting industry; earning its reputation for quality, reliability, and unmatched expertise. 

Lloyd Sevack, the President of Tripar Inc., says: “As we celebrate our 75th anniversary, we reflect on this incredible journey that brought us here. It’s a real testament of the dedication of our teams, the trust of our clients and partners, and our unwavering commitment to excellence and innovation. For that, I am truly grateful.”

Innovation Unleashed: A 75-Year Milestone

Throughout its first 75 years, Tripar has remained consistent in pushing for continuous R&D, innovation, and adapting to technological changes required to compete in the metal stamping and CNC fabrication business. Our company’s state-of-the-art facilities enables us to offer custom-made solutions that meets and exceeds industry standards.

From aerospace to HVAC, renewable energies to warehouse racking, Tripar provides clients with superior and precision-engineered metal components and innovative solutions that form the backbone of millions of products worldwide.

Lloyd also remarks, “Our commitment to staying ahead of the curve has allowed us to thrive in this ever-changing industry. We are not just celebrating the first 75 years, but we are welcoming the next 75 years of innovation, growth, and continued success to come.”

Unveiling Tomorrow's Possibilities: Tripar Looks Ahead

Today as we celebrates this historic milestone, Tripar has very ambitious plans for the future. “The commitment to investing in the latest technologies, nurturing talent, and expanding our global footprint ensures that we will continue to be a trailblazer and leading force in metal stamping and CNC fabrication for decades to come”, said Lloyd Sevack.

About Tripar Inc.

Tripar is the largest manufacturer of OEM lighting products in North America. We also work with multiple industries: HVAC, warehouse racking, consumer goods, aerospace, renewable energy. We offer design and engineering services, rapid prototyping, metal stamping and CNC fabrication, and assembly services. For many OEM clients, we’re considered their “secret weapon” in scalable manufacturing. See why. Get in touch.

Ben’s 100th Birthday!

Ben’s 100th Birthday!

May 23rd sets another milestone in Tripar’s history. Ben Sevack, founder of Tripar, is 100 years old!

Ben, born in London in 1923, grew up assisting his father in his photographic studio. When World War II began, he turned his technical skills towards manufacturing surgical instruments for the war effort and joined the Home Guard. Enduring the relentless bombings of "the Blitz," his hometown was attacked 71 times over 267 days, culminating in the devastation of his own home.

In 1942, Ben was called up for service and recruited by the Royal Engineers due to his technical background. After basic training, he specialized in maintaining field surveying instruments. Despite the army's need for frontline soldiers, a perceptive Brigadier recognized Ben's tradesman experience and allowed him to proceed to Naples.

After the war, Ben embarked on a transformative journey to Canada, determined to forge a new path for himself. In 1949, fueled by his determination for success, he seized the opportunity to establish Tripar in Montreal, the city that welcomed him. Interestingly, the initial press Ben acquired had a fascinating history—it still held the die used for manufacturing ammunition shells.

Little did he know that this fortuitous encounter would shape the destiny of his venture and become an integral part of his legacy.

Ben has always been a passionate traveler, deriving immense joy from exploring new destinations and immersing himself in diverse cultures. His adventurous spirit extends to horseback riding, a passion that allowed him to connect with the natural world and experience new adventures. Language acquisition is another area where Ben excels. Having mastered five languages, several while stationed during the war; besides English, he also speaks Italian, German, Spanish and French, effortlessly communicating and connecting with people from various linguistic backgrounds. These hobbies not only showcase Ben's versatility but also reflect his insatiable curiosity and thirst for knowledge in different aspects of life.

He has three grandchildren and 4 (soon to be 5) great-grandchildren whom he is very proud of and deeply cherishes and loves. It was lovely spending his birthday all together.

New Capabilities, Stocked Items & Employees Testimonials

New Capabilities: 3 x Trumpf TruPunch 1000

We are pleased to announce our increased CNC capabilities thanks to the acquisition of two additional Trumpf TruPunch 1000 machines.

These CNC Punch Press Machines punch and form sheet metals, such as Galvanized, Cold-Rolled, and Stainless Steel & Aluminum up to 10 gauge (0.140”) thickness.

Stocked Items

Looking to find out what items Tripar stock? A green “In Stock” logo was recently introduced to our online catalog to identify these. If you're looking for a specific item, and you see this green logo, it means that we can supply and ship those items within 48h of receiving your purchase order.

Employee Testimonials

Ever wondered what it’s like to work at Tripar? Visit our Employee Testimonials page.

Voice of Customer

Some of you were recently contacted for an exercise we referred to as “Voice of Customer” (VOC). Several themes emerged, and we are pleased to report on three elements Tripar has implemented; Finishing, Low Profile Insulated Ceiling (IC) Box & Engineering Services.

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Tripar Recessed Downlight Guide – 5th Edition

Tripar launched its Recessed Downlight Guide in 2017 to explain the mechanical aspects and requirements imposed by UL1598; the principal governing downlight luminaire specification for the North American market, offering a multitude of solutions. Our clients constantly refer to this guide, several of whom have referred to it as “their bible”!

In an effort to continuously support our clients, we always look to update this guide, and recently launched the 5th edition. As the largest stamped and fabricated metal components supplier to the lighting industry, we take pride in listening to and collaborating with our clients to develop innovative solutions and manufacture various new products that respect these standards.

Having identified gaps in the industry, Tripar’s R&D Department developed and brought to the market the following components, all of which, and so much more, are now featured in this 5th edition.

February 2021. J-Box Twist 32™ & Twist 64™ Series

Available with inside volume of either 32 or 64 cu.in.
Both series available with Z-Bracket, Flat or “Twist”.

October 2020. I.C. Boxes with Junction Box 70

Containing one of our largest junction boxes;
approx. 70 cu.in.

October 2019. T-Grid Plate

Available with ends flat or bent up 90°.
Accepts 1287 bar hangers.

May 2019. Black I.C. Boxes

Made of black pre-painted steel for maximum heat dissipation, and additional benefits, including smashing looks!

May 2019. Shutter™ Plaster Frame

Adjustable hole, from 3” to 5-1/2”,
in both round & square!

May 2019. Small Ultra Shallow I.C. Box

Available  in Chicago Plenum & Ultra-Airtight versions.
Fits with 1286 plaster frame series.
Attainable in black pre-painted steel.

April 2017. Universal Driver Boxes

Available in 2 sizes: Small (2-3/8” W x 1-5/8” H) & Large (4” W x 2” H) in variable length from 8” to 120”.

October 2016. Commercial L-Bar™ Hanger

Besides being incredibly robust, these identical bars mate together and offer over a dozen unique features.

For more information please read or download the 5th edition of the recessed guide, click here.

New Assemblies Configurator, Decorative Parts & Bar Hanger Load Tests

New Assemblies Configurator

Tripar’s online catalog has long since featured a wide selection of New Construction Assemblies, each of which now includes a dropdown allowing you to select from amongst the most common configurations. Doing so changes both the images and component list to match, as well as providing updated spec sheets showing the various configurations of each assembly on a single page.

This new ability to visualize our different assembly options allows us to showcase how our parts can be mounted and brought together in various forms to accommodate the evolving needs of our clients. To discover these new enhancements, please click here to visit our catalog.

We encourage you to play around with the various assembly configurations available and download the corresponding spec sheet to gather full details.

Decorative Parts

We have updated this section of our catalog, now showing our most popular items. As always, please contact us if you do not see what you are looking for!

Please click here to visit this catalog section.

Bar Hanger Load Test:
L-Bar™ 1487 vs. Bar Hanger 1287 – Mechanical performance

As a result of ongoing inquiries on the load bearing capabilities amongst our most popular bar hangers, Tripar’s Engineering Team recently conducted load testing on our 1287 Bar Hanger vs. our 1487 Commercial L-Bar Hanger. Both bar hangers were tested separately under different common mounting conditions. Click here to see the results of this test.

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Newsletter Website updates & New Press Capabilities Added

New Website

We are happy to announce that new sections and content were added to our website to showcase our key capabilities that set us apart, these are:

Engineering Services

Tripar’s engineering ‘backbone’ allows us to support all required pre-production elements, from Design for Manufacturability, solids modeling (CAD), technical drawing creation, through to prototyping and sampling. This uniquely enables us to support our clients through all stages of the product manufacturing life cycle.

The Tripar Advantage – What sets us apart

As one of the most skilled and respected manufacturers in the industry, we proudly exploit the duality of metal stamping and fabrication technologies. We collaborate with our clients to solve their problems with innovative solutions, quickly, and competitively.

New Capabilities – 220 Ton Press

Tripar continues to invest in new functionality. We recently added the AIDA 2000 machine to our list of press capabilities and are looking forward to leveraging this 220 ton press – our biggest yet – as we continue to support our clients.

Newsletter March 2020 TriparTech and Case Study

Web Site News

Tripar continues to update its website and just recently published

its 6th TriparTech and 3rd Case Study.

TRIPARTECH

After publishing “Design for Manufacturability, Part I: Tolerance Tolerant Design” in October 2019, Tripar is pleased to publish a follow on to this with Design for Manufacturability, Part II: Feature Design”.

Please click here to learn more about all the advantages of proper Feature Design in the latest TriparTech.

CASE STUDIES

Another success story on how Tripar was able to better assist its clients and develop innovative solutions is demonstrated by the following Case Study:

This is now showcased on our website. Please click here to see more case studies.

Want to see what Tripar’s engineering team can do to help your business? Challenge us to see what can be achieved!