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Kristel Miville and her partner have maintained strategic area jobs, developed industry innovations and driven strong growth after a successful business transfer placed them at the helm of Multiforme Métal.
[A woman with short blonde hair is interviewed.]
Kristel Miville: A year and a half ago, I started doing research. I analysed over 40 businesses before finding the one of my dreams.
[Background music: Upbeat instrumental music.]
[Aerial footage of downtown Montreal at the foot of the Mount .]
[Text on screen: A successful business transition.]
Kristel Miville: Kristel Miville, president of Multiforme Metal and proud Montreal entrepreneur.
[Kristel poses with her arms crossed, smiling broadly.]
Kristel Miville: I took the plunge into entrepreneurship because I wanted to become my own boss. I was raised by entrepreneurs and I've always worked in the manufacturing industry, so this was a natural transition for me.
[Kristel and a colleague speak together as they walk through the Multiforme Metal factory. Metal cylinders of various sizes are arranged side by side. An employee works on rectangular pieces of metal, operating a machine that folds their edges.]
Kristel Miville: I started doing research a year and a half ago. I analysed over 40 businesses before finding Multiforme Metal last year.
[In the factory, employees work on the construction of containers, compactors and garbage chutes bearing the logo of Multiforme Metal.]
Kristel Miville: Desjardins Capital was the leader in this transaction. With their help, we were able to create a sound business model with my other financial partners. They've allowed me to build something flexible in order to pursue the goal that we had set for ourselves.
[An employee suspends a large metal structure with a pulley. Another opens an electrical box and works on the wires inside. A third transports a blue garbage chute using a forklift and loads it onto the back of a truck.]
Kristel Miville: The future of Multiforme Metal depends on innovation. We are working on products and developing an intelligent chute that meets the criteria put forward by municipalities like Montreal, a chute that will be able to separate compost, trash and recycling materials. It's the niche product that we are currently concentrating on.
[A man enters a waste disposal room and pushes a button reading "recycling" on a control panel, and then inserts a newspaper into the chute. In the basement, the massive blue structure divides waste into three separate containers.]
Kristel Miville: My advice to young entrepreneurs would be to find great financial partners, to know their limits well and to abide by them throughout the project in order to find an acquisition or business that really aligns with their core personal values.
[Image on screen: Desjardins Capital logo]