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


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.



Milestones

1995 With a home office, 500 sq/ft of warehouse space and 2 employees, Louis LeBlanc and Vernon Allen incorporated AL-PACK Enterprises Ltd.
1996
AL-PACK moves into a 2,100 sq/ft warehouse and office with 5 employees.
1997
July : AL-PACK purchases machinery to manufacture boxes. Space now 3,600 sq/ft with 8 employees.
1997
September : AL-PACK moves to 555 Edinburgh Drive with 8,400 sq/ft of warehouse and office space.
1997
November : AL-PACK opens a sales office and warehouse in St. John's NL
1998
AL-PACK opens a sales office in Halifax, NS
1999
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.
2000
AL-PACK expands to 27,000 sq/ft and has 32 employees.
2002
August : AL-PACK moves to 180 Henri Dunant Street in Moncton with 28,000 sq/ft of warehouse and office space and 40 employees.
2002
September : AL-PACK increases warehouse space by an additional 12,000 sq/ft.
2005
AL-PACK starts selling biodegradable bags and sells Canada-wide to service community composting programs.
2007
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.
2008
AL‐PACK receives AIF fund to develop Potato Starch film with UNB
2009
AL‐PACK commissions our 3 layer extrusion line for making film.
2010
AL-PACK opens a sales office and warehouse in Guelph ON
2013
AL-PACK Enterprises goes through an ownership change. Louis LeBlanc acquires the majority shares in AL-PACK Enterprises Ltd.
2015
 Frank LaRocque becomes the President of AL-PACK Enterprises Ltd. in September 2015. Louis LeBlanc is CEO