1949

Ben and David Sevack, who were both born and educated in the UK, immigrate to Canada after serving for the Royal Engineers in the British army in the Second World War and start a small metal stamping shop called ‘Tripar’ on Hays Avenue in Montreal, Canada.

1950

Tripar’s 1st catalog launched, consisting of 250 parts, with an emphasis on Tripar’s ability to offer both standard as well as custom parts to meet customer needs. Today we still work by this philosophy.

1959

Tripar celebrates its 10th Anniversary by purchasing 130,000 sq.ft of land located on Maurice Duplessis Boulevard on the island of Montreal to build their new factory.

1960

Tripar’s new factory was 10,000 sq.ft., a huge upgrade from the 4500 sq ft building on Hays Avenue.

1965

1st expansion of the factory of 6,000 sq. ft. increasing the total capacity to 16,000 sq. ft.

1969

Tripar celebrates its 20th Anniversary by completing its 2nd expansion of the factory by 17,000 sq. ft. Total capacity now 33,000 sq. ft.

1970

Tripar become a founding member of the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB).

1972

The 3rd expansion of the factory by 12,000 sq. ft., increased total capacity to 45,000 sq. ft.

1975

Ben and Quebec Premier Robert Bourassa discussing potential tax changes for independent business in canada.

1979

Tripar celebrates its 30th Anniversary by completing its 4th expansion of the factory, adding 22,500 sq. ft. Total capacity now 67,500 sq. ft.

1985

Ben and David receive an award from the Montreal Board of Trade in celebration of 35 years of successful business.

1995

Patent No: US 5,475,578 – Aligning beaded fastener assembly for lighting fixtures.

1997

Patent No: US US 5,620,248 – Variable aligning beaded fastener assembly for lighting fixtures.

1999

At the end of the millennium Tripar celebrates its 50th Anniversary.

2001

David Sevack retires as Treasurer secretary and Ben’s Son, Lloyd Sevack, joins Tripar and becomes Vice-President. Lloyd studied Mechanical Engineering at Concordia University in Montreal and brings 15 years of experience working for Computing Devices and Lee Valley.

2004

In 2004 Tripar celebrates its 55th anniversary by getting its 3rd US Patent: US 6,719,438 – spring for securing trims in recessed lighting housings.

2006

At the 35th Anniversary of the CFIB (Canadian Federation of Independent Business), Tripar receives an award for being a founding member of 36 Years!!

2007

Innovation Prize from CSST (Quebec Safety Board) for Tripar’s development of its box lifter.

2008

Patent No: US 7,7374,308 – Linear spring clip for securing lighting housings into mounting frames.

Tripar is proud to announce being awarded the prestigious Estim. This award is presented annually by the Chamber of Commerce offering recognition to companies for exceptional success in their area of specialty. Tripar, was nominated in two different categories, Exporter, and Manufacturer, and received this award in the category of Best Manufacturer

2009

Tripar celebrates its 60th Anniversary, investing in a new CNC laser to have more flexible production capabilities.

2010

Patent No: US 7,748,869 – Recessed lighting fixtures with projector accessory.

2011

Patent No: US 8,082,859 – Blind shelf support and method of installation.

2013

Lauren Sevack (Lloyd’s daughter) joins Tripar as our Sales & Marketing Executive; now the third generation of the Sevack family working for Tripar. Lauren studied at Concordia University in Montreal and brings with her experience of Sales & Marketing, Public Relations and Customer Management.

2014

2014 marks Tripar’s 65th anniversary, during which we are investing in new equipment to increase our production capabilities, and fully renovating our offices. Upon completion we will host an open house for our suppliers, customers and employees.

2016

In December 2016 Tripar were awarded a Quebec ‘CNESST’ (the Quebec equivalent of OHSHA) safety award. Tripar developed a concept whereby a factory worker can hitch a heavy metal components storage container to one of our electric pallet trucks to safely relocate it to our required manufacturing cell. It was proposed by an factory worker through ‘Tripar’s Suggestion Program’. Its success has greatly reduced the chance of injury and sped up the task for the worker.

2017

Patent No: US 10,006,613  – Bar hanger with substantially identical members for recessed luminaires.

2017 was the 29th edition of the Eastern Montreal Chamber of Commerce Awards, Tripar was a finalist for a “Prix Estim” in two categories:

  • Best Manufacturer
  • Best Exporter

The award ceremony was a great evening, with many companies from Montreal coming together the celebrate their great innovation, success, and growth. Tripar ended the evening by winning the Best Exporter award due to our continued success within the USA and Europe, also running up in the Best Manufacturer category.

2018

Tripar has expanded its metal fabrication capabilities over the years with a CNC laser, several CNC Press Breaks, and just last year a brand new CNC Punch/Laser Combination Machine. This incredibly versatile machine often permits the complete processing of workpieces, since many features can be achieved in a single operation; not only punching & laser cutting, but also tapping, forming, bending, extruding, marking of components, and more!

2019

2019 marks Tripar’s 70th anniversary, during which we are continuing to invest in new equipment to increase our production capabilities. In addition we will host an open house for our suppliers, customers and employees.