Al-Pack Enterprises Ltd. - History | Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada
Industrial Consumer Compostable


AL-PACK Enterprises Ltd. was founded by Louis LeBlanc and Vernon Allen of Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada. The two owners worked together in sales for seven years at a local transport company. Although Vernon and Louis considered several ideas to start their own business, it all came together with packaging. Vernon had read an article on a new packaging product called Eco-Foam, a loose fill product made from corn. When the manufacturer was contacted, they were offered the rights to distribute the product in Atlantic Canada.

They took a chance and bought a truckload of this new product and sold only 2 bags of Eco-Foam in 10 months! They quickly realized that the company would not be successful with only one line and made the decision to diversify the product offerings. Based on customer response, AL-PACK added tape products, bubble wrap products, and boxes to its product line. Before the first year was over, a weekly contract was secured to provide Eco-Foam to a local manufacturer. AL-PACK Enterprises Ltd. has never looked back.


1995 With a home office, 500 sq/ft of warehouse space and 2 employees, Louis LeBlanc and Vernon Allen incorporated AL-PACK Enterprises Ltd.
AL-PACK moves into a 2,100 sq/ft warehouse and office with 5 employees.
July : AL-PACK purchases machinery to manufacture boxes. Space now 3,600 sq/ft with 8 employees.
September : AL-PACK moves to 555 Edinburgh Drive with 8,400 sq/ft of warehouse and office space.
November : AL-PACK opens a sales office and warehouse in St. John's NL
AL-PACK opens a sales office in Halifax, NS
AL-PACK launches its first retail line of garbage bags. Also opens a sales office in Charlottetown, PEI. The company expands to 11,000 sq/ft and employs 22 people.
AL-PACK expands to 27,000 sq/ft and has 32 employees.
August : AL-PACK moves to 180 Henri Dunant Street in Moncton with 28,000 sq/ft of warehouse and office space and 40 employees.
September : AL-PACK increases warehouse space by an additional 12,000 sq/ft.
AL-PACK starts selling biodegradable bags and sells Canada-wide to service community composting programs.
AL-PACK moves to their new home at 60 Commerce Street in the Caledonia Industrial Park. The state of the art facility was designed to accommodate new equipment and allow for future sales growth.
AL‐PACK receives AIF fund to develop Potato Starch film with UNB
AL‐PACK commissions our 3 layer extrusion line for making film.
AL-PACK opens a sales office and warehouse in Guelph ON
AL-PACK Enterprises goes through an ownership change. Louis LeBlanc acquires the majority shares in AL-PACK Enterprises Ltd.




Frank LaRocque becomes the President of AL-PACK Enterprises Ltd. in September 2015. Louis LeBlanc is CEO

Al-Pack acquires a new state of the art three layer German extrusion line from W & H.   This greatly enhances our polyethylene lines by creating high grade poly blends with innovative technology for the Poultry, Meat and Fishing industries.   Along with these new film grades, we also created new blends for the converting industry for the Ice, Bread and Vegetable markets with  Corona treated material.

Al-Pack successfully passes IFS PACsecure Certification.   This is an independently approved certification process that strives for excellence in quality and safety in food packaging within the Canadian Industry.

AL-Pack purchases Cre-o-pack Atlantic, a custom packaging manufacturer, and incorporated into Al-Pack enterprises to offer more products to its customers.   With this acquisition, Bill Allen assumes his new role as Vice President of Al-Pack and reports directly to Louis LeBlanc.

Al-Pack sees substantial growth across Canada specializing in certified compostable and regular poly retail lines of trash liners.   Al-Pack also introduces a compostable T-Shirt carry out bag to the Canadian market to replace traditional poly T-shirt bags.