Founded in 1950 in the city of Shawinigan, Société Laurentide is a privately owned manufacturing company, divided as follows ;
Laurentide Industrial coatings, specialized in the design and manufacturing of industrial paints;
Laurentide Re/sources inc., leader in the recovery and reclamation of post-consumer residual paint. Also a sorting facility for used oils, batteries and mercury- containing bulbs.
The company owns;
plants located in Shawinigan, Victoriaville and Springhill (Nova Scotia) ;
distribution centers located in Shawinigan, Richibucto (New Brunswick) and St-John (Newfoundland and Labrador) ;
various drop-off points in Ontario and western Canada