History

1952 : Sponge Rubber Products, who started production for the American automotive industry in 1938 and who is the first producer of sponge rubber in North America, settles in Waterville to serve the Canadian automotive market.

1955 : Sponge Rubber Product sis sold to the multinational B.F. Goodrich, headquartered in Akron, Ohio.

1977 : The Waterville B.F. Goodrich plant is sold to Waterville Produits Cellulaires, owned by four business men aiming to serve the automotive market.

1984 : Signature of a technical agreement with Toyoda Gosei Co Ltd, from Japan (TG).

1985 : Produits Cellulaires Waterville buys the Celanese plant in Coaticook, integrates their employees to the existing staff and stops the production of pillows and mattresses.

1986 : Inauguration of a sales office in Detroit. Produits Cellulaires Waterville and Toyoda Gosei sign a joint venture for the production of weather strips for the North American market.

1987 : Produits Cellulaires Waterville changes its name to become Waterville TG Inc.

1988 : WTG is fully acquiredn (100%) by Toyoda Gosei Japan.

1993 : Waterville plant expansion by over 120 000 ft2  for new production lines.

1997 : Waterville plant expansion to construct a new cafeteria and locker rooms to meet the growing needs of the increasing work staff.

1999 : Construction of the Petrolia plant in Ontario. Closure of the Windsor warehouse in September, transfer of the material to the new Petrolia warehouse.

2000 : Waterville plant expansion by over 21 000 ft2  for new production lines.

2001 : Waterville TG Inc. obtains the ISO 14001 envrionmental  certification.

2001-2002 : Petrolia (Ontario) plant expansion by over 120 000 ft2  for  new processes.

2002 : Waterville plant expansion by over 12 000 ft2  to add a new shipping/receiving and a dedicated space for the management of waste and recycling.

2002 : WTG celebrates its 50th anniversary.

2003 : Construction of a Distribution Center of over 100 000 ft2 in Sherbrooke(Qc).

2004 : Start-up of a Service Parts plant in Bromptonville (Qc) (25 000 ft2).  This plant produces automotive weatherstrips for the after market needs (Replacement parts for car repairs etc.)