Prevost, 100 years of innovation
- Biographical narrative of 356 pages
- Book size : 7 x 9 inches
- About 90 black and white pictures
- Soft colored cover
- ISBN 978-2-89634-546-5
Both carpenter and cabinetmaker, Eugène Prévost, was the owner of a simple and modest fabrication shop of doors and windows. Within the obvious intent of growing and modernizing his factory, he expanded to incorporate mechanics and explored electric power. In the same process, Mr. Prévost even endowed his village with an electrical network which provided power, not only to his business, but also served twenty-three subscribers. Meanwhile, a friend of his, who ran a public transportation company solicited him to build a bus. Therefore, the following spring of 1924 was born the first Prevost motorcoach which also introduced the beginning of a thriving and still expanding Quebec industry.
Eugène Prévost, a fully French-Canadian “Québécois” from Sainte-Claire succeeded in distinguishing himself. Thanks to his gifted talent, his determination, his temerity and fortitude, Mr. Prévost gave birth to the Prevost motorcoach industry – the same motorcoach brand that criss-crosses all of North America today. During his short but intensive career, Eugène Prévost set down the foundations of a company that was destined to grow prosperously and earn itself a recognition in the North American economy. Continuing his ideal, his successors raised the Prevost brand to the highest ranks of international prestigious companies. Today, Prevost is a subsidiary of the Volvo Buses, whose headquarters are in Sweden.
- Prévost, RenéAutre(s) oeuvre(s) de l'auteur
Fils d’Eugène Prévost, René Prévost a grandi dans un environnement hors du commun alors que l’industrie de son père lui servait de terrain de jeu avec ses frères et sœurs. Alors qu’il voyageait dans le cadre de son travail, il a noté que très peu de gens connaissaient l’histoire tout à fait exceptionnelle de son père. Parvenu à sa retraite, il s’est donné comme objectif de rendre hommage au bâtisseur que fut Eugène Prévost et de faire connaître son remarquable parcours. Ce livre est le fruit de plusieurs années de recherches dans différents fonds d’archives et d’entrevues exclusives avec ceux et celles qui ont connu Eugène Prévost ou l’ont côtoyé au travail.
The son of Eugène Prévost, author René Prévost grew up in an exceptional environment that often doubled as a playground for him and his siblings. As he traveled for business, he realized that few people knew his father’s uncommon story. Once he retired, he set himself the goal of paying homage to the builder that was Eugène Prévost and sharing his remarkable journey. This book is the result of many years of research, combing through archival materials and conducting exclusive interviews with those who knew Eugène Prévost or worked alongside him.