GERMAIN LARIVIÈRE: NEW $40-MILLION DISTRIBUTION CENTRE IN LONGUEUIL BUILT BY MONTONI
Capacity increased by half to support the Québec company’s expansion goals
LONGUEUIL, September 30, 2021 – MONTONI and Germain Larivière are proud to launch construction of a brand-new complex valued at over $40 million in Longueuil. The 260,000-sq.-ft. building, jointly owned by the two partners and built by Montoni Group, will house Germain Larivière’s new distribution centre. This space represents an increase in the Québec retailer’s capacity of nearly half to support the company’s expansion goals. The distribution centre will include 27,500 sq. ft. of office space. The building, located on Marie-Victorin Boulevard, is scheduled to be completed in the spring of 2022.
“This partnership model allows Germain Larivière to own its building. It is always rewarding to support our clients in their growth and participate in a new milestone in their history. Our land in Longueuil, next to Lumenpulse’s head office, provides an excellent showcase for the companies that set up there. It was an ideal location for our partner.”
– Dario Montoni, President of Montoni Group
“We want to thank Germain Larivière for choosing to establish its new distribution centre in Longueuil as part of this partnership with Montoni Group. This project adds to the economic vitality that our city is experiencing, particularly in this sector, in the city centre and in the airport zone, and is perfectly aligned with the development vision that we have advanced in recent years.”
– Sylvie Parent, Mayor of Longueuil
“We are delighted to partner with Montoni Group to build our new distribution centre and support our growth. With this investment and by continuing to focus on Québec products, we are continuing to create jobs here.”
– Jean Larivière, President of Germain Larivière
A LEED v4 project
The project aims to obtain LEED v4 certification. These building standards will result in water savings of nearly 35% and energy savings of more than 30%, representing a 40% reduction in GHGs. The building’s sustainability goals will include:
- Promotion of low-impact transportation with the presence of charging stations for electric vehicles
- Reduction of heat islands through the use of light-coloured materials
- Reclamation of contaminated land
- Outdoor lighting strategy that reduces light pollution
- Use of materials with low environmental impact
- Measures to promote better air quality for users
A leader in real estate development in Québec, MONTONI has a portfolio of close to 500 projects representing more than 20 million sq. ft. of industrial, commercial, institutional and residential construction, 30 head offices and another 22 million sq. ft. under development. Proud holder of the Canada’s Best-Managed Companies designation for 20 years, Montoni Group has secured itself a prime position holding large land portfolios in the Greater Montréal region. The company distinguishes itself by offering a full range of services covering development, construction—from excavation to interior design—and property management. A LEED-accredited member of the Canada Green Building Council, MONTONI is committed to building a sustainable heritage based on leading-edge expertise. The Group has more than 4.3 million sq. ft. of LEED-certified buildings.
Among the developer’s recent projects are Espace Montmorency, a $450-million-plus multifunctional complex located adjacent to Montmorency métro station in Laval, as well as the 2019 acquisition of the Molson Brewery land, a development of more than 6 million sq. ft. in downtown Montréal, in partnership with Groupe Sélection and the Fonds immobilier de solidarité FTQ.
For more information: https://www.groupemontoni.com/en/.
About Germain Larivière
Founded in 1957, Germain Larivière is still owned by the Larivière family and now has more than 250 employees. Its vision is to be the best independent retailer of furniture, appliances and mattresses in Canada. Germain Larivière has managed to retain its founding values. As a result, it makes it a point to treat its business partners fairly, as well as its most important asset: its employees and customers. The Québec retailer is proud to be one of the largest buyers of locally made furniture and to carry all the major brands. The company recently began construction of its brand-new distribution centre in Longueuil to support its strong growth and expansion plans for the coming years.
For more information: https://www.germainlariviere.com/en/