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Who we are

It all began in 2008 when, based on his experience in the financial and lumber markets, Philippe Boisclair founded Canadian Wood Products. During the American recession and with the arrival of Chris Labbé as a partner, the company expanded its customer base and started exporting abroad. In 2010, the organization made a strategic move and decided to diversify its activities by launching into the grain business. Thus, Grain St Laurent was founded with Steve as the head of the division. Finally, in line with this strategy to diversify activities, the group embarked in the power industry in 2012. Recently, Alain Brisebois became the Vice-President of CWP Energy and he is managing the success of the entire team. Today, McGill St Laurent is a global entity that operates worldwide and is committed to building, feeding and powering the planet responsibly.

At McGill St Laurent, we see our business as relationships, not transactions. For this reason, we foster our employees' personal and professional development.

As you can see, McGill St Laurent is a forward-thinking company, always on the lookout for new opportunities and ways to challenge status quo.

Our Key People

Philippe Boisclair

President, McGill St Laurent

Serial entrepreneur, Philippe is the driving force behind the culture of the business and keeps the organization in perpetual motion.

Chris Labbé

VP, Canadian Wood Products

As partner at McGill St-Laurent, Chris is head of the North American & Export sales team. He helps drive the strategic expansion of CWP and its affiliated companies.

Alain Brisebois

VP, CWP Energy

Alain is responsible for meeting the strategic goals of the Energy division. His role is also to manage the growth and development of the team.

Michael Simoneau

VP, Finance and Operations

Michael bring his expertise in efficiency and management to ensure a smooth structure to our operation.

Francois Dulude

VP, Head of Sales & Business Development

Francois is a sales guru to our Lumber, Grain and Architectural divisions and keeps on a growing path.

Steve Lagacé

Senior Trader, Grain St-Laurent

Steve leads the grain trading team to create opportunity, find solutions and make calculated decisions based on forecasted trends.

Our Values

Professional

We are disciplined at all times, we work hard and our customers rely on us for advice.

Entrepreneurial

We don’t give up, we keep things simple, we act quickly and we are easy to do business with.

Committed

We do whatever it takes to make our customers, suppliers and employees succeed.

Our Vision

Our vision is to develop the next-generation trading company fueled by the best creative and entrepreneurial minds.

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