One day, while Michel Doucet and Pierre Robert of Robert Fer & Métaux were talking business, the idea of a partnership came up. A small scrap-metal yard, in the Eastern Townships, with a few dealers, three containers, one truck and one employee caught the two entrepreneurs’ eyes.
The partnership was sealed with the purchase of this yard. The project officially saw daylight on February 12, 1992. And so, 1050 St-Charles Street South in Granby became Acier et Métaux Doucet! In the first year, after a major cleanup and restructuring of the yard, five people were hired to create a team of employees. Work was done much differently in those early days. For example, the scale for weighing metals was a simple but effective steelyard.
Just two years after buying the yard, the two men were looking to improve the work environment. So they renovated the office and receiving building. But the improvements didn’t stop there…
- December 2004 – Purchase of a 2314.3 m3 piece of land from Pièces d’autos Samson
- August 2005 – Construction of a new building
- October 2006 – Purchase and installation of a new scale
- November 2008 – Concreting of yard
Today, armed with new facilities, sophisticated equipment, and a loyal and experienced crew, Acier et Métaux Doucet has earned a solid reputation, and is proud of its standing in the industry. And besides all of this, the firm successfully fulfills its main mission: to provide the region’s businesses and private individuals with the expertise and means to recycle their metal waste, and turn it into cash easily, efficiently and with respect for the environment.