The company was founded in Chambly in 1912 by an American businessman, Charles C. Prescott.
The company was under the management of Mr. Prescott from 1912 to 1932 and his son Gardner H. from 1932 to 1976. During this period, the company was better known as Bennett Ltée.
1940 - 1945
On June 21, 1976, Mr. Ralph G. Fleet took over the company. Mr. Fleet was already involved in his company Fleet Shoe Findings Limited. The two companies merged in 1984, and since that day, the company has been known as Bennett Fleet Inc.
Mr. Fleet later partnered with Mr. Gilles Lussier, a chartered professional accountant, in 1987 for operations management. Mr. Lussier became a co-owner in 2003. He has been the sole shareholder since Mr. Fleet's death in 2011. In 2019, Bennett Fleet moved to Marieville to adapt to its repositioning. They currently occupy the same premises.
Bennett Fleet Today
In 2022, Mr. Lussier wanted to breathe new life into the company, and that's when Mr. Pierre-Marc Choinière acquired the company. His background is full of projects: he holds a bachelor's degree in business administration and an MBA, he is a member of the G16 cohort of the École d'Entrepreneurship de Beauce, he has extensive experience as both a financial analyst and in economic development. He cares about the well-being of employees and ensured that the transfer of the company was done with respect. Mr. Choinière has an entrepreneurial spirit and aims to make Bennett Fleet the leader in Eastern Canada in roll-to-box processing.
Since 2007, the company has had suppliers from Spain, Italy, and Mexico for the raw manufacture of its cardboard. When the materials arrive at Bennett Fleet, employees exclusively focus on their secondary transformation and distribution for their clientele.