Mr. Speaker, I am always pleased to talk about the successes of Quebec businesses, especially those in my riding.
Recently, Armotec, a Drummondville company, was named Quebec's top exporting SMB by the National Bank.
Armotec manufactures hardware for kitchen cabinets and office furniture. It offers 3,089 permutations of the Lazy Susan. Founded in 1980, it employs a staff of 60. Over 60% of its total sales are made outside Canada.
Last year, shareholders François Beaudoin and Guy Rousseau doubled the company's floor area, the eighth expansion in Armotec's history.
Thanks to research and development of new products and top-notch personnel, this SMB has tripled its sales since 1996. This is another example of Quebec's strong entrepreneurship.
Congratulations to Armotec on 22 years of success.