Before the automobile became popular, Gérard Guay openned a blacksmith shop to service the needs of the community. Back in those days, people travelled by horse or by rail. The first roads existed only as networks of trails, connecting communities.
Eventually, Gérard found himself servicing more "horseless carriages" than the tradition horse and buggies. The future of transportation was changing. High-tech was the internal combustion engine.
The association with the Ford Motor Company of Canada, began in 1939, when a Ford factory representative discovered Gérard's tallents and kindness.