Background and mission
It is at the beginning of the sixties that the idea emerged to form about the implementation of a huge iron and metal mill in Quebec. The government mandated the General Trust of Canada to buy lands edging the Saint-Lawrence River. Thus, 7,650 acres of land were bought. In 1968, Quebec finally buys SIDBEC and the metallurgy project in Bécancour is abandoned. Taking into account the amount of acres of land acquired, the government creates the Société du parc industriel du centre du Québec (SPIPB) mandated to develop an industrial park on Bécancour’s territory and to provide the infrastructure needed for implementation of heavy industry.
The Société du parc industriel et portuaire de Bécancour aims to be a world renown leader in the accommodation of investments and the development of responsible industrial and port activities.
The mission of the SPIPB is to promote the economic development of the province of Quebec by developing and operating an autofinanced industrial park and port facilities. The SPIPB is mandated by the Quebec government and the Ministère de l’Économie et de l’Innovation to be in charge of the enforcement of its incorporating Act. It aims to promote the establishment of new companies and to provide the infrastructure needed to the implementation of significant scope companies.
- High grade customer service
- Sustainable development and environmental protection
- Commitment to excellence
- Support to the implementation of new companies and existing ones regarding construction, environmental standards and rules, site selection, technical data and information related to business assistance programs, work force, transportation and demography.
- Services related to the implementation of the business, maintenance and operation of the port facilities, buildings and industrial park infrastructure (road, aqueduct, sewer and industrial water networks).