Quality Window Coverings... Our Journey:
Aime M. Lemire, an industrial engineer in Montreal had his first encounter with a vertical blind in the late 1970's. His chance meeting with a representative from Louverdrape U.S.A. led to one of Canada’s first vertical blind factories. Aime talked his younger brother Andre into opening a factory in Medicine Hat Alberta in 1979. Working with Louverdrape U.S.A., the Lemire brothers made their presence known in Canada as vertical blind suppliers.
As time went on, the window covering industry began to change and the consumer movement from curtains to blinds had a dramatic effect on the Lemire brothers. “Verticals Canada”, or Vertican ® became the trade name that the Lemire brothers incorporated into their business.
There was a tremendous expansion of the industry with the introduction of 1" aluminum mini blinds and pleated shades. Vertican Inc. took its place as a major supplier of hard window coverings in Eastern and Western Canada in the 1980's.