Why SBC Cedar?Innovation
A story of passion, innovation and determination
From our beginnings, we have never stopped innovating to serve you better. Today, SBC is the largest and most modern cedar shingle and cedar mulch production facility in North America. There are also 23 shingle manufacturing machines, 2 wood kilns, 5 finishing lines and 1 fully automated mulch bagging line. Lastly, and above all, SBC employs more than 150 dedicated workers who manufacture exceptional products day after day, year after year.
Rita Rancourt founds the SBC company and specializes in the manufacturing of natural shingles (3 machines, 12 employees).
Manufacturing of pre-stained shingles begins (1 line).
A major fire destroys the shingle manufacturing plant.
The most modern shingle manufacturing plant in North America reopens, notably thanks to the use of artificial vision.
Construction of a new pre-finishing plant with kiln (3 lines).
Construction of a new cedar mulch manufacturing plant (to recover 100% of our waste).
Installation of a new scale for weighing cedar log trucks.
New nailing line integrated into each of our shingles, an industry revolution!
Introduction of Enviro Bleach, the 1st hybrid weathering agent on the market.
Expansion of the finishing plant and warehouse (5 lines, 2 kilns). Launch of our Easy Installation Tool.
Addition of automated machine loading for factory-finished shingle production.
Acquisition of a manufacturing plant in New Brunswick (addition of 8 machines, 30 employees).
Construction of a new warehouse for finished products (100% protection from the elements).
Launch of Sidewall Select grade, a unique premium grade with wider shingles, for a better look.
Construction of our new office.