MONTREAL - FRE Composites Inc., a division of Heroux Inc., has been awarded a C$9.5 million (US$7 million) contract to supply electrical and telecommunications conduit in Bangkok, Thailand. Montreal-based Heroux said the conduit will be used to rebuild infrastructure in Asia. Officials did not disclose the customer for FRE's largest order ever.
FRE has begun shipping conduit from its St. Andre, Quebec, composites plant and will take another 13 months to fill the order.
According to Gilles Labbe, Heroux's chairman and chief executive officer, FRE's Pacific Rim business is expanding as countries there set ``considerable budgets for infrastructure improvement.''
Heroux bought a controlling interest in FRE in 1992.
Heroux companies design, make and repair products for industry and aerospace. Its other facilities are A.B.A. Industries Inc. of Pinellas Park, Fla., and McSwain Manufacturing in Cincinnati.
The firm trades on the Montreal stock exchange and does 85 percent of its business in the United States.