Individual greenhouses have been our very first production facilities. The framework of these greenhouses initially consisted of wood, but due to age were rebuilt using a steel structure about 25 years ago.
INTEGRATED GREENHOUSE COMPLEXES
Our integrated greenhouse complexes were built in five phases.
Phases 3, 4, 5 of construction for the second complex then began in 2009, and continued until 2011. This production site is located on 759 Principale St. in Laval.
The first two phases consisted of building the first greenhouse complex (head office) on 7360 Saint-Martin boulevard West, in Laval. These phases were developed within a two-year period in 2003 and 2004.
THE LATEST ADDITION
To counter our lack of space, individual greenhouses were built in 2013. Each of these greenhouses holds a large number of baskets.
THE SURFACE AREA
Our combined area of production totals more than 585 638 square feet. The construction of these complexes represents an important investment in Quebec’s horticulture industry.
COMPUTERIZED MANAGEMENT SYSTEM
We have also put in place a fine new technology for greenhouses, which computerizes the entirety of the complexes’ operations. Watering, heating and ventilation are thus activities which are automatically controlled by the computerized system.
Also, our environmental consciousness led to the addition of energy shades to our greenhouse complexes. This facilitated heat savings and reduced energy loss. The opening and closing mechanisms are also controlled by the computerized management system.
COMPLEMENTARY WATER RECUPERATION SYSTEMS
With the constant goal of optimizing resources, we availed ourselves of two complementary systems for water recovery, including one in each complex. The first system allows for the reuse of irrigation water within our greenhouses, which would have otherwise been lost. This procedure consists of the latest technology and we are the first in Quebec to have implemented it!
The second system consists of recuperating rain water which falls from the roof, by having it transit in hose that will discharge into a reservoir with a 70 000-gallon capacity