A Record of Growth – read more about our growth and expansion in the Canadian Chemical and Ingredient distribution business.
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Learn more about Quadra’s journey from humble beginnings in 1976 to the successful 3rd largest Canadian distributor it is today.
Quadra is founded by Tony & Betty Infilise and Lynn & Harlene Bartlett. With small rental offices and public warehouse storage in Montreal and Toronto they secure exclusive Canadian distribution rights with Lord Corporation, which is still one of Quadra’s top supplier partners today.
Quadra builds its first facility (Head Office) in Vaudreuil-Dorion (Quebec), consisting of 25,000 sq ft warehouse and a large office space.
TOTAL QUALITY MANAGEMENT
Inauguration of official TQM (Total Quality Management) program, in line with Continuous Improvement and Responsible Distribution philosophy.
FIRST IN CHEMICAL INDUSTRY
Quadra is among the first in chemical industry to be ISO 9002 certified at all facilities.
TOP 100 CHEMICAL DISTRIBUTORS
Quadra celebrates their first time ranking by CPI Purchasing Magazine in “Top 100 Chemical Distributors in North America”
RENOVATION AND UPGRADE OF EDMONTON FACILITY
Renovation and upgrade of Edmonton facility, increasing bulk and conventional storage capabilities. Purchase of 2nd location in Edmonton - construction of new bulk tankfarm and distribution centre. Increased capacity and ability to handle railcar loading & bulk methanol loading.
TRIPLED WAREHOUSE STORAGE SPACE
Renovation & addition of food warehouse to Burlington, Ontario facility. Tripled warehouse storage space, including 30,000 sq ft state of the art food ingredient storage with white room.
NEW FACILITY IN CLAIRMONT, ALBERTA
Completion of new facility in Clairmont, Alberta. State of the art tank farm and distribution centre to service Northern Alberta & British Columbia.
ACQUISITION OF TWO CANADIAN DISTRIBUTORS
Acquisition of two Canadian distributors. Rene Rivet (Food Ingredients) and Street Chemicals (Pharmaceutical and Nutritional Ingredients).
GOOD DISTRIBUTION PRACTICE
Proudly GDP (Good Distribution Practice) certified in Burlington, Ontario and Vaudreuil-Dorion, Quebec facilities.
CANADA’S 50 BEST MANAGED COMPANIES
Quadra has been awarded Platinum Status as one of “Canada’s 50 Best Managed Companies”. Platinum Club Members are winners which maintain Best Managed status for a minimum of six consecutive years. Quadra was first awarded platinum status in 2009.
CACD / RDC
For 30 years Quadra has been involved with the Canadian Association of Chemical Distributors (CACD) and is committed to Responsible Distribution. In 2016 the CACD renamed itself to RDC - Responsible Distribution Canada
Quadra Acquires Continental Ingredients Canada
The added blending capability in Oakville and the specialized value-added technical sales team will be very synergistic with the merged team, and the combined product offering will be very attractive to our clients and suppliers
Wellness Award of Canada’s Safest Employers
Quadra is the 2017 Silver winner for the Wellness Award of Canada’s Safest Employers. This is a highly sought-after prize, judged by a panel of recognized professionals in the wellness industry.