Mobilier Philippe Dagenais finds himself in deep trouble. The company based in Granby since its founding in 1981 has placed creditor protection. Management announced the news Friday morning employees gathered for the occasion at the Laval store. The announcement, which was made in the presence of trustee, has created a shockwave among staff.
We would have informed employees that the inventory of stores and warehouse will be made to hold a commodity sales.
“The store had before, everyone returned home, says Philippe Dagenais, who gave birth to the company with its financial partner Pierre Loiselle. People were very shocked. There were girls and boys in tears. They have families these people, and responsibilities, it is a blow. ”
Mr. Dagenais Loiselle and sold their company in 2003 to Pierre St-Georges. The designer was informed by staff sent home.
The Bromont store closed there about a month. On the company website, which was suspended Saturday midday, it appeared that the store was closed temporarily. Now Bromont Boulevard premises are empty and no signs that suggest a reopening. The sign sported a few weeks ago a closing sale banner.
In the looks of Sherbrooke, sheet indicates that the store is closed for stocktaking.
With the closure of Drummondville store at the end of January after three years of operation, the plunge was made quickly.
“We do not have the same development ideas, Mr. St-Georges and I was not even thinking of furniture Philippe Dagenais and the way that the store should take. It was a more specialized store decoration and furnishings and it has become a large area as Brault & Martineau and Maison Corbeil. I think we need to be different. I made my reputation in the 70s as a designer because what I did was very different, adds the designer who always work in its field. Even in the cabinet, it does not copy the neighbor, trying to be different. The idea of the current president, was to be a little bit everyone. ”
He says he was saddened to hear the news, although he expected a little after closing the store Drummondville.
According to La Presse, Furniture Philippe Dagenais is struggling with debts of about $ 6 million. Branches will be closed until a recovery strategy is in place.