What’s our story?
It’s difficult to condense our long history into a few short paragraphs. But here it goes.
In 1969, Jean-Marie Brasseur founded L. B. Products Ltd in Upton, Quebec. Its focus? Collecting and upgrading bakery food by-products for farm animals. Sounds familiar?
Ten years later, Brasseur moved his business from Upton to Boucherville and in 1981 diversified his activities by adding the production of dog and cat food.
This turned out to be a profitable decision and the company was expanding, so the need to create a new company dedicated to the primary activity of L.B. Products Ltd, namely the revaluation of food by-products from Canada. Farines SPB Meal Ltd. was born in 1995.
Farines SPB Meal Ltd. earned quite the following in Quebec, and soon amassed a dominant market share. Expansion was required. Ontario beckoned.
In 2008, while still serving Quebec, Farines SPB Meal Ltd. acquired a plant in Peterborough, Ontario, and rebranded to SPB Solutions Inc. soon after.
To keep up with demand in Ontario, SPB bought another plant, this time in Petersburg, and began operating it under its original name: Progressive Recycling Inc.
Since then, we’ve gone from strength to strength, continuing to hone our craft and never losing sight of our purpose. We’re proud of our history, but our focus is on the future. We’re determined to help forge a world that’s as prosperous as it is sustainable.
And we hope you’ll join us.