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More than 20 people work at our Drummondville office, including 10 lawyers practicing in most fields of law as well as 2 notaries. Some of these professionals have developed specific expertise in commercial and corporate law, banking and financing, bankruptcy and insolvency, and labor and employment law.
Cain Lamarre Casgrain Wells
330 rue Cormier, Suite 201
Drummondville, Quebec J2C 8B3
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Drummondville at a glance
Located at the point where the St. Lawrence Plain merges with the first hills and valleys of the Eastern Townships, Drummondville occupies a strategic geographic position in relation to Montreal, Quebec City, Trois-Rivières, and Sherbrooke. The Saint-François River that runs through the city is a natural feature of prime importance, one that has played a central role in Drummondville’s development and that continues to lend its beauty to the attractive local landscapes.
Drummondville was founded in 1815 by British Lieutenant-Colonel Frederick George Heriot. His goal was to colonize the townships of the lower Saint-François River, and he urged demobilized officers and soldiers to settle there after the Anglo-American War of 1812 to ensure the presence of vigilant watchmen ready to take up arms in the event the Americans attacked again. It was also an opportunity to farm the region’s uncultivated land.
Once known simply as Drummond, the city was named after Sir Gordon Drummond, a general during the War of 1812 who later became governor-general and administrator of British North America.
From 1815 to the turn of the 20th century, Drummondville struggled to develop, relying primarily on logging and iron foundries. With the dawn of the 20th century and the arrival of hydroelectricity, the city was transformed, experiencing rapid growth and considerable industrial development with the construction of the Hemmings Falls hydroelectric plant. Drummondville’s development originally hinged on the silk and explosives industries, which were gradually replaced by the textile industry—the driving force behind the local economy and job creation for several decades.
The city still has a primarily industrial vocation to this day. Over the past 30 years, Drummondville has seen a major diversification of its industrial structure with the creation of numerous industrial zones, the emergence of small businesses, the introduction of conditions conducive to economic development, and the drive and energy of entrepreneurs leading to the rise of new and promising sectors. Today over 500 manufacturing companies contribute to Drummondville’s economic vitality in the fields of machinery, metalwork, electric and electronic components, composite materials, plastics, and high tech products.
In addition to its industrial strengths, Drummondville has made a name for itself as a city of expression and traditions, and boasts a host of attractions that highlight the cultures of yesteryear and today, and bear witness to Quebec’s heritage.