Trium Group and LL Lessard join forces to produce reusable masks in Quebec on a large scale
In the face of the current health crisis, the demand for prevention products is constantly increasing. To meet the needs of consumers, who in times of crisis prefer local products, Trium Group and LL Lessard joined forces to purchase an automated sewing unit capable of producing several dozen masks per minute. This unique association combines the expertise of a Beauce-based manufacturer with that of a Montreal-based sales and distribution team to offer the North American market quality masks made in Quebec. According to Louis Lessard, Director and Owner of the LL Lessard plant, the current situation requires SMEs to join forces to adapt to new realities: “Today we need to join forces to be able to adapt and reinvent ourselves. «
Once installed in August 2020, this technology will be able to produce up to one and a half million masks per month, including the more technical three-ply masks. This feat is the result of the research and development work of a Quebec company, which Groupe Trium / LL Lessard has decided to trust: “With the current economic situation, it is very important to rely on local businesses that support our community”, explains Alec Veilleux, VP Sales and Co-owner at Trium Group. “That’s why we prefer a Quebec technology, which we will install and operate in Quebec. «
If this new automated sewing unit is capable of making both disposable masks and reusable masks Trium Group believes that most of its customers will opt for the reusable version. The material selected for the latter is a patented combination often used in the medical world, as it ensures the eradication of 99.99% of the most common bacteria and viruses. A simple wash with bleach reactivates the chlorine contained in its fibers to guarantee the user optimal protection. These masks are therefore highly valued for their antibacterial and virus-fighting properties, which make them particularly effective in terms of prevention. Environmental impact is another important concern when purchasing a hygiene product, and these masks can be washed and dried up to 75 times.
With this innovative machine, Groupe Trium and LL Lessard will offer reliable, safe, reusable, and locally produced face covers. This operation will contribute to the creation of jobs in the region and will allow experienced seamstresses to redirect themselves to other value-added projects.
About Trium Group
For over 26 years, Trium Group manufactures, imports, and distributes uniforms and promotional items. Its expertise in uniform management and corporate clothing makes it a preferred player for Quebec, Canadian and American companies. Trium Group has numerous clients in several sectors of activity.
About LL Lessard
Lessard is a family business with over 65 years of experience in the garment industry. It specializes in the manufacture of school uniforms, work clothes, and many others. In addition, the company offers all services related to its fields, such as the development and cutting of woven and non-woven materials for the construction, interior design, and acoustic markets.
For more information: www.groupetrium.com
Information: Alec Veilleux
VP Sales & Marketing at Groupe Trium Inc.
For more information: www.llessard.com
Information: Louis Lessard
Vice-President at LL Lessard