In 1961, Haskel Nathaniel founded STANDARD Products Inc., a toy import company. In the mid-1970’s, he sold a wide variety of products from his home, the bulk of which he kept in a public warehouse. His assorted stock included batteries, cutlery, safety gloves and playing cards. Among the products he carried, there was a single electrical product: insulating tape. STANDARD’s beginnings in the electrical industry started back in 1982 with a focus on electrical tape. The company’s offering quickly evolved to include lamps, followed by components such as ballasts, safety coated lamps and sockets all of which were aimed at proposing a complete line of lighting products.

In 2000, STANDARD began the transition towards becoming a full-fledged manufacturer by assuming control of the design, performance, and quality of its products. Today, it is not just about components: it’s about providing complete lighting solutions that allows STANDARD’s clients to improve the quality of their lighting systems, enhance the overall ambiance, while reducing energy, maintenance and operating costs.

At STANDARD, we strive to work with you, our customers, we embrace each unique need and recommend lighting solutions that respond to your particular needs. Our goal is to support our customers and to promote efficiency with our line selection of economic and energy-saving lighting solutions. Read our story, extracted from a Business in Focus article.

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One of Canada's Best Managed Companies for 7 years in a row.


STANDARD history as a company

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Best Managed Companies

STANDARD is a Platinum member and one of Canada's Best Managed Companies for more than 7 years in a row.

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EFC Corporate Social Responsability

STANDARD is the proud winner of EFC’s 2016 Marketing Award and 2017 honorable mention in the Corporate Social Responsibility category.

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Sustainability award

STANDARD is the proud winner of the EFC Award in the Sustainability category, price awarded by EFC every year.

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Top 300 from Les Affaires

STANDARD is on the commendation list of the top 300 Small and medium-sized enterprises (SEM) in Québec of Les Affaires since 2016.

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Supplier of the Year 2016

STANDARD is very proud to receive the 2016 E.B. Horsman & Son Supplier of the Year Award award in 2016.

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Habitat for Humanity

STANDARD invested time, donated lighting products and money to the Habitat for Humanity’s cause since 2016. A story that helped many Canadian families to emerge from poverty.

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Donation Day

Every year, STANDARD is holding a Donation Day where a percentage of our sales is remitted to various national and regional charity organisations.

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EFC Scholarship

Each year, in collaboration with EFC, STANDARD awards scholarship to a Canadian student who demonstrates academic excellence in promoting the Electrical industry.

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Christmas Initiative

STANDARD wants to make this Christmas a special occasion and help kids in need! So, every year, we are participating in the Operation Christmas Child by Samaritan’s Purse Canada.

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Remembrance Day

Every year, STANDARD supports the Royal Canadian legion by donating $1 on behalf of each STANDARD employee to allow them to wear a poppy on Remembrance Day.

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Recycling

At STANDARD, we can make a difference! We are working together, as a team, to improve our processes and recycling activities as part of our sustainability efforts.

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IES partnership

STANDARD actively supports continuing education of lighting industry members in the Montréal area through its partnership with IES-Montreal.

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BCNPHA Partnership

The BCNPHA supports and empowers its member through education and STANDARD, as lighting expert, is the perfect partner to educate this Association’s members about the impact of lighting.

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Village au Pied-du-Courant

STANDARD is proud to partner the LocalMTL collective as well as the Village au Pied-du-Courant to which it contribute free lighting for the creative garage of the 2017 ephemeral village.

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STANDARD’s values are founded on mutual trust, respect, team work and fun. Delivering on its strategy requires great people who are bright, creative, and energetic, and who share common core values. This is why STANDARD strives to attract and retain the very best the industry has to offer.

Wow the Customer

We actively listen to our internal and external customers to better understand them and anticipate their needs. We go beyond what is expected and seek ways to exceed customer expectations.

Be your Best

We give 100% every day, our dedication and performance makes the difference.

Treat Other the Way you Want to be Treated

We build a positive work environment based on mutual respect and professionalism with our customers, colleagues and business partners.

We Win as a Team

Every job is important. We achieve greater success when our people cooperate and work together.

Have Fun

We make the workspace a better place to be. We take time to smile, be positive, and have fun while getting the job done.
STANDARD's Core Values