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Introduction

" Attention to detail is part and parcel of manufacturing LAUZON premium wood flooring. "

LAUZON Distinctive Hardwood Flooring is among the leading hardwood flooring manufacturers in North America. Its state-of-the-art products, environmental commitment, outstanding service, and highly qualified staff make it an undisputed leader in the premium hardwood flooring industry. Thanks to its prestigious flooring products, including its revolutionary polymerized titanium finish, Polynium+ with Titanium Traffic, LAUZON’s reputation for quality is now worldwide.

LAUZON Distinctive Hardwood Flooring in Papineauville, Quebec, was the first North American enterprise in the flooring industry to receive ISO 9001:2001 certification in 2001.

In 2011, LAUZON Distinctive Hardwood Flooring obtained ISO 9001–2008 certification of its Papineauville operation.

Vision and Values

Our completely integrated operations from forest to floor allow us to offer premium products and services in-line with current market needs and well supported with comprehensive marketing programs.

It is our belief that honesty and integrity — in a work environment where open communications, mutual respect and personal initiative are truly valued — all help develop firm commitments, a sensitivity to quality, a desire for continuous improvement and, subsequently, cost-effective practices which benefit our employees, customers and suppliers in their quest for personal achievement.

Furthermore, we believe that a visionary, vigilant, and flexible approach will allow us to identify and benefit from timely opportunities. We have every confidence that this strategy will enable us to always exceed customer expectations and continue to shape and secure our future.

Business Sectors

" Being vertically integrated means we can control the quality of our products and processes every step of the way. "

LAUZON Distinctive Hardwood Flooring is an industry leader and one of North America’s fastest-growing producers of prefinished and unfinished hardwood flooring products. From forest to floor, LAUZON offers the benefits of a fully integrated operation with ongoing access to a guaranteed and renewable 25-year supply of raw materials.

The company operates its own sawmills, milling plants and complete hardwood flooring finishing lines, all of which are equipped with the most advanced technology available to the market. Sustainable resources and other initiatives - including wood pellet mills that convert leftover residue into fuel - are part of LAUZON’s significant and ongoing commitment to the environment.

Markets

" LAUZON has successfully met the challenge of diversifying its many markets. "

One of the leading hardwood flooring manufacturers in North America, LAUZON is attracting increasing worldwide interest in its growing product collections. In developing new technologies, seeking out and relying on the latest research, and by forging strategic alliances, LAUZON’s highly qualified personnel has built a solid reputation for the company not only in Canada, but also in the United States, Europe, and Asia.

Honors and awards

2005 — LAUZON wins second place in the Best Employers Challenge in the "Large Company" category as presented by the ORHRI (Order of Human Resources and Industrial Relations Consultants), in partnership with the Government of Quebec.

2001 — LAUZON is the first North American enterprise in the flooring industry to achieve ISO 9001:2000 certification.

2001 — LAUZON receives the Canada Export and Continuous Quality Achievement award as presented by Canada’s Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade.

2001 — LAUZON wins the 2001 EXCELOR Industry award and David Lauzon is named Personality of the Year by the Outaouais Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

2001 — David Lauzon is named Personality of the Month by the Outaouais Chamber of Commerce and Industry in February.

2000 — LAUZON is a finalist in the Canada Export Awards of Excellence, as presented by the Government of Canada.

2000 — LAUZON wins the Canada International Market Development award as presented by the Canada Economic Development government division.

2000 — LAUZON receives the Economic Development and Industry of the Year awards during the Small Business Gala presented by the Maniwaki Chamber of Commerce.

1999 — LAUZON wins the Economic Development and Industry, Construction, Transport and Forestry Management awards during the Small Business Gala presented by the Maniwaki Chamber of Commerce.

1996, 1997, 1998 — LAUZON is ranked among Canada’s top 50 privately-owned companies for three consecutive years.

1996 — LAUZON becomes the first company in the North American flooring industry to achieve ISO 9002 certification.

1991 — Lauzon is the recipient of the ARISTA award from Montreal’s "Jeune chambre de commerce", as well as being named the "Industry of the Year" by the "Chambre de commerce et d’industrie Outaouais".

1990 — The Federal Development Bank of Canada honours Lauzon with its "Young Entrepreneur of the Year" and "Manufacturing Company of the Year" awards. The same year, Lauzon receives the Papineau Ecological Society’s award of Ecological Merit, for the category "Commercial & Industrial".