Building Products of Canada (BP) has been producing quality home building and home renovation products for over a century. They continue to be the products of choice in hundreds of thousands of homes across North America each year.
The company was originally incorporated as Building Products Limited in 1925 with the merger of two respected manufacturers. Bird and Son, founded in 1795, built what was to become BP’s fibreboard plant in Pont-Rouge, Quebec, in 1905. Ruberoid Company started up the LaSalle, Quebec, roofing plant one year later. The company brought its roofing and paper making capabilities to the West with the construction of a mill in Edmonton in 1951.
In 1964, the company was acquired by Imperial Oil.
In 1987, the company was purchased by Emco Limited, Canada’s largest distributor of plumbing products to the residential, industrial and municipal construction markets.