Trèd’si’s adventure began in 1984, when Jean-Yves Tremblay decided, with the support of his family, to build a sawmill that would match his ambitions. An environmentalist at heart, he decided to switch from his specialty in virgin wood, and to take on a new endeavour to recover and recycle treated wood.
Trèd’si has now extended its operations throughout Quebec, and has recovered more than 420 000 damaged utility poles (i.e., the equivalent of a 4200-hectare mature forest). The sawmill has now become the embodiment of sustainable development, and continues its mission thanks to its capacity for constant innovation.
A HISTORY OF PASSION
Founding of Trèd’si
of wood recovered
Facility in Westbury
Start of R&D
The environmental values of the Tremblay family lead to the creation of the company Trèd’si.
Trèd’si grows, and the efficiency of its operations quickly enable it to give a new purpose to its first tonne of wood.
Trèd’si teams up with the government-owned corporation to reclaim utility poles throughout the province that were destined for landfills.
After the 1998 ice storm, Trèd’si is called upon as a major ally to reclaim damaged utility poles.
Trèd’si continues to develop its business by acquiring a large site in Westbury to enable full processing of treated wood.
Trèd’si undertakes several research and development projects, focused mainly on soil decontamination and wastewater management.
Always innovating, Trèd'si continues to develop its business and reduce the environmental footprint of treated wood.
QUEBEC’S INNOVATOR IN THE REUSE
OF TREATED WOOD
The North American leader in the field of treated wood recovery, Trèd’si has been specializing in recycling and reusing treated wood since 1984.
Trèd’si’s corporate mission is to preserve natural resources by focusing its activities on the recovery, recycling, and processing of treated wood to give it a second life.
Experience, know-how, passion, and respect for the environment are the main pillars of the company’s operations.
THE GLOBAL GREEN ALTERNATIVE
Trèd’si is constantly seeking comprehensive, eco-friendly disposal solutions to end the accumulation and burying of disused treated wood.
The expertise developed by Trèd’si over time is based on the 4R approach: reduction at source, reusing, recycling, and repurposing. This approach enables the company to offer definitive, eco-friendly alternatives to landfills for treated wood.
Consequently, this treated wood management approach not only makes it possible to give a second life to recycled materials; it also contributes to reducing greenhouse gas emissions released by decomposing wood.
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