Metal processing and equipment manufacturing

Metal processing and equipment manufacturing have been at the heart of the economic activity of the Trois-Rivières and Bécancour region for decades.

The companies in this sector, including Marmen and Fab 3R, are well-positioned on the North American and World stages. The diversification of their activities and the gradual integration of new technologies like robotics to their manufacturing systems energizes this key sector. They also stand out for their ability to develop strong relationships with companies in the aeronautics, aviation, and construction products sectors.

Business revenue $2B

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Number of businesses 68

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Number of employees 3 966

Portrait of the sector

FIRST-STAGE METAL PROCESSING

  • 2 companies
  • 18 jobs

METAL FABRICATION

  • 44 companies
  • 2,093 jobs

MACHINERY MANUFACTURING

  • 11 companies
  • 411 jobs

(BÉCANCOUR)

  • 11 compagnies
  • 1466 jobs

Leading companies

RESEARCH CENTRES

QUÉBEC METALLURGY CENTRE

The Québec Metallurgy Centre’s expertise is internationally recognized. Established in 1985 and integrated to the Cégep de Trois-Rivières, this centre for technological transfer includes a state-of-the-art materials characterization laboratory, a pilot plant with the only equipment of its kind in Canada, and a training and examination centre for non-destructive testing. The team consists of researchers, engineers, and educators combining expertise and experience.

EDUCATION AND TRAINING

Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières
  • Bachelor Degree in Industrial Engineering
  • Master’s Degree in Engineering – Major in
    Industrial Engineering
Cégep de Trois-Rivières
  • Industrial Engineering Technology
  • Metallurgical Engineering Technology –
    Processing Methods
  • Metallurgical Engineering Technology –
    Mechano-welded Manufacturing
  • Metallurgical Engineering Technology –
    Materials Control
Centre de formation professionnelle Qualitech
  • Electromechanics of Automated Systems
  • Smelting
  • Welding

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