In business for more than a century and still at the same address. That, in itself, speaks volumes concerning the competence and know-how with which Germain & Frere aims to satisfy its customers. Through two World Wars and a few fires (the worst of which was in 1908 when a large portion of Trois-Rivieres was destroyed), the employees and administration at Germain & Frere continue to show their tenacity. Over the years, we’ve managed to develop manufacturing strategies that are more detailed and more efficient. We are rightfully proud of the fact that we’ve managed to keep up whit the latest technology by purchasing numerically-controlled equipment that is on the cuting-edge. Germain & Frere constantly strives to improve the quality of its products, at the same time, eliminating certain costs which would otherwise be passed on to the customer. We are enthusiastically looking forward to the future by acquiring additional cutting-edge technologies and constant on-the-job training for our employees.


Around 1912, an engineering and design office.
During the 1940’s, we were the first company in the area to use modern welding machines.
The manufacturing of ventilators during 1950’s.
An example of a paper machine dryer from bygone times.
The manufacture of large conduits during the 1030’s.

Germain & Frere has constructed the lion’s share of large metal roofing projects in the area, such as cathedrals, churches, hospitals and schools.


Germain & Frere is proud of the fact that it has made its mark in Canadian industry. Its reputation has been built, not only by keeping within budget, time-frames and customer requirements, but also in the work place where we make it a point to maintain a safe and healthy environment for our employees.

Safety first!

Health and safety on the job.


237 St-Antoine, Trois-Rivieres, Quebec, Canada G9A 2J4 || E-Mail:
Tel.: (819) 378-2741 • Toll-free: 1-800-267-2741 • Fax: (819) 378-2746
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