building of the Place Excelsior is historically one of the engines of
socio-economic development of the region. It is an integral part of
the history of Bedford.
geographical position is not enviable only for its proximity to the
American territory. The Brochets River is known for its hydraulic power,
which allowed the implantation of several industries at the end of the
19th century and beginning of the 20th on its banks. As a result, many
families and businesses have settled there over the decades.
this building has as many stories, size, possibilities ...
Dates to remember ...
Mr. William Corey established his business, Corey Needle Co., at 110
The building is devastated by a fire; it will be rebuilt using red bricks.
The building is sold to Torrington, a company located in Connecticut.
It became the nucleus of its first activity in Canada. The factory became
the main engine of the economy of the city of Bedford. Its main activity
is the manufacture of needle valves for industrial knitting machines.
The company occupies a prominent position in Bedford, with 562 employees
working there. It became one of the most important employers in the
history of the region.
The factory is sold, which puts an end to the manufacture of needles.
This is the end of a chapter, the development of entrepreneurship will
be decisive for the continuation of the story.
The building becomes Place Excelsior, commercial and industrial rental
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