Originally from Notre-Dame-de-Stanbridge and born on a farm, Michel Poirier did not know anything about sales and production. He was working as a foreman in 1993 when he decided to become his own boss. "Despite the obstacles, I had my idea in mind. So I went for it! »
A Steady Vision
He founded his own company, Vitrerie 2001, located in the Iberville sector of Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu. He gradually built up a small team of employees to offer manufacturing, sales and installation of doors, mirrors, etc. The company now belongs to a colleague and continues its vocation under the name Vitrerie 2002.
In 1998, Michel Poirier acquired a vacant lot also located in the Iberville sector. “I read in the newspaper that the town of Joutel, Abitibi, was dismantling its infrastructure because of the end of mining activities. So I bought the arena, dismantled like an erector set.” Today, the impressive structure is occupied by about twenty employees dedicated exclusively to the door and window business.