Manac Inc. is founded in Saint-Georges, Quebec. The company operates in a barn behind the house of founder Marcel Dutil. Eleven units are manufactured that year.
Manac Inc. acquires Canam Steel, and the Canam Manac Group is formed.
Manac opens its first sales office and service center in Boucherville.
Manac starts manufacturing its first FRP van.
Manac manufactures its first galvanized-steel van.
Manac designs and builds its first aluminum van.
Manac launches two innovative products: soft-sider platforms and chip semitrailers equipped with steel walls.
Manac manufactures its first combo (steel and aluminum) flatbed.
Manac inaugurates its Orangeville, ON, plant. This 138,000-square-foot facility will manufacture standard dry vans for the North American market.
Manac launches its first all-aluminum flatbed, becoming the only semitrailer manufacturer to offer a complete line of platform trailers: steel model, combo (steel & aluminum) and all-aluminum models.
Manac acquires the Canadian assets of semitrailer manufacturer Kalyn-Siebert, a 100,000 square-foot plant and Fabrex TM Intellectual property as well.
Manac opens a new sales office and service center in Mississauga, Ontario. The new facility is located in the heart of the Ontario Transportation Center.
Manac acquires the assets of semitrailer manufacturer CPS Trailers Inc. in Oran, MO. This is Manac’s first plant in the US.
The Canam Manac Group Inc. announces its decision to focus on components for the construction industry and to sell off its semitrailer division.
Manac Inc., a private company, is formed to buy the assets of the semitrailer division.
Manac marks its fortieth anniversary.
Manac opens its second US plant in Kennett, MO.
Manac purchases Trailmobile Canada and Trailmobile Corp™ intellectual property, tooling and raw materials.
Manac acquires the assets and intellectual property of Liddell Canada.
Manac outperforms all North American semitrailer manufacturers in Underride Guard Crash Tests conducted by IIHS on dry vans.
Manac completes its IPO, the company’s shares are traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange under symbol TSX: MA.
Manac acquires Peerless Limited from McCoy Corporation.
Manac buys its shares from the stock market and becomes private again.
Manac celebrates its 50th anniversary.