In Quebec, the distribution network for MCM products is well established. MCM is constantly seeking partners interested in becoming local suppliers of MCM products for the market outside the Quebec Province. For more information, please refer to the following page link.
For us, humanizing the urban landscape starts with proposing technical solutions able to contribute in preserving or improve the quality of the urban environment, for example in facilitating the concealment of wired networks for power distribution and for telecom networks. Then, propose integration solutions, in order to minimize their negative impact in the urban setting. Finally, when appropriate, offer the possibility to include cultural contents, either artistic, historic, or even proposing a different way to provide landmarks.
We are known to have integrated the low voltage power distribution network and the wired telecom networks with the lampposts, so that homes can now connected a the nearby lamppost for the public services for power, telephone, cable distribution, and internet access. This approach simplifies construction of the various networks and eliminates the need for multiple boxes, pedestals, and hand holes traditionally found in areas with underground networks.
The acronym JDP refers to a Joint Distribution Pedestal. This concept, developed initially by MCM in collaboration with Hydro-Quebec, Bell Canada and Videotron, allows for the grouping, in the lower part of a lamppost, all of the connections for the power and telecom for the surrounding homes. Today, there are several thousand BRCs in service in the province of Quebec, in dozens of municipalities, namely in the regions of Montreal, Quebec, Ottawa River, Eastern Townships, and Center of Quebec.
All of the MCM products are designed in the Montreal’s office of MCM Integration and are fabricated by local subcontractors, always with recyclable materials. In the spring of 2017, MCM has created its own facility to do the assembly of its products.
The original name of the company, created in 1999, was Mixed Composition Modular (MCM) Structures Inc. or more simply MCM Structures. In 2016, the company decided to change the name for MCM Integration Inc. considered more descriptive of its actual vocation, namely creating urban technical furniture well integrated in today’s urban environment.
In fact, MCM deals with several subcontractors, preferably locally, to fabricate the main components, but final assembly is generally made in MCM facilities.
Yes, the MCM products have a positive environmental impact, in several ways. Primarily, they are entirely made locally with recyclable materials using technics minimizing toxicity for the workers and for the environment. Furthermore, all of the MCM products are made to last and many come with a 25-year limited warranty. They are modular and fixable on site by trained personnel or by the MCM maintenance team.
Every concept proposed by MCM is different in some way. Firstly, all of the MCM products are designed for the Northern urban environment where snow removal operations are important. So, for example, when the product requires cables, these are always managed intrinsically. Secondly, our products are characterized with their elegance, their simplicity of operation and their durability, all of that for a reasonable cost competitive with non-optimized current solutions.
To be preoccupied with the design aspect of a concept or product is fine, but to stop there is a little like dressing up a lovely table for your guests. But if the plates remain empty, the party won’t last long! Art is the food for the soul, for it feeds our human side. Art can transform any occasion into a rewarding experience or at least simply a more pleasurable moment. In general, the MCM products are designed to be compatible with a surface treatment of artistic nature. This possibility is what we call the “3rd level of integration”. Please get in touch with MCM Integration via the Contact page form for more information regarding the available possibilities.