Franklin Empire: New LEED-Certified Headquarters by MONTONI Will Support Its Growth

CEW-31-Franklin-MONTONIHeadquarters-400.jpg

June 22, 2022

Franklin Empire Inc. and MONTONI are excited to launch the construction of the company’s new headquarters designed to support future growth. This family-owned 4th generation company is also celebrating its 80th anniversary this year. In summer 2023, Franklin Empire employees will move into their new facility of nearly 190,000-square-feet, conveniently located along Autoroute 40 at the junction of Autoroute 13 in Saint-Laurent and close to the Ericsson and VSL campuses developed by MONTONI. The building will triple the firm’s warehouse space and double its office area, while improving the customer experience and providing employees with a LEED-certified work environment adapted to the new reality of today’s job market.

Among other features, the new facilities have been designed to improve the daily lives of employees by offering an open, welcoming design with plenty of natural light. Several meeting spaces will be available for collaborative work, training, and events. The property will include a bicycle and pedestrian path, a gym, various green spaces, a cafeteria with an outdoor patio and barbecue area, as well as priority access to the CPE daycare centre on the Ericsson campus.

“For 80 years, Franklin Empire has focused on providing leading-edge service tailored to its customers’ needs. This has always been our priority. With our new LEED headquarters built by MONTONI, we want to offer our employees an ideal work environment to pursue this ambition and support our growth in the years to come.” – Bernie Backman, Co-President, Franklin Empire

LEED-Certified

Because energy management is the heart of Franklin Empire’s operations, it was essential for the company to aim for at least LEED Silver certification for its headquarters. Internationally recognized for sustainable buildings, the distributor certifies the sustainability of the facilities through its design, construction, and operation. MONTONI is a leader in green buildings in Québec, and it was a natural partnership for the two companies. Franklin Empire’s new offices will be used to showcase products as an inspiration for their customers, who will be able to view the best products and solutions on the market.

“This first collaboration with Franklin Empire is consistent with our vision, as it allows us to maintain our commitment to building a sustainable heritage for Québec, while supporting the growth of a truly homegrown family business.” – Dario Montoni, President, MONTONI Group

Source

Related Articles


Changing Scene

  • Westburne Announces Katherine Forsythe as Divisional Industrial Sales Manager

    Westburne Announces Katherine Forsythe as Divisional Industrial Sales Manager

    Westburne is delighted to welcome Katherine Forsythe as its new Divisional Industrial Sales Manager. Katherine, who brings a wealth of industry experience and a strong educational background, will be responsible for leading, supporting and developing the company’s Automation business as well as its Industrial Projects Team. Read More…

  • Westburne Announces Andrew McCririck as Divisional Pricing Manager

    Westburne Announces Andrew McCririck as Divisional Pricing Manager

    Westburne is pleased to welcome Andrew McCririck as its Divisional Pricing Manager. Andrew has worked with Westburne’s sister company, Rexel Utility, where he further honed his skills and gained valuable industry experience. The company looks forward to his leadership driving its pricing strategies, optimizing profitability, and enhancing the competitive edge in the market. Read More…


Peers & Profiles

  • Taken from Graybar Canada Linkedin Post Enjoy a glimpse of the wonderful moments from Graybar Canada’s recent customer appreciation BBQs! The company was grateful for the smiles and connections made with our amazing customers and vendors. They are looking forward to the next gathering! Source Read More…

  • Article taken from Linkedin Post Electrozad is thrilled to spotlight their Chatham Branch and recognize their exceptional efforts in cleaning up their community. The team took time to coordinate a community clean-up around their branch. This is a commendable initiative that not only helps maintain the cleanliness and hygiene around the branch but also contributes… Read More…