Our Business Philosophy
A brief statement about our objectives and why we run our business the way we do.
Our business is dedicated
to the production of a high quality product with value added that will improve the lives of our customers. Our main objective
is to strive for customer satisfaction. Customers are the backbone of any successful business.
We want to do whatever
we can to earn your business, confidence and trust. Again, our goal is customer satisfaction and total quality in service,
TERRA-JET U.S.A. TM
Terra-Jet utility vehicles are unique in its ability to traverse many different types of terrain in remote areas otherwise
inaccessible. It has a multitude of uses for industry, sportsmen or the whole family. It allows you to travel without having
to bother about the presence of a road, a trail, over fields and woodland, be it winter, summer, spring or fall. Terra-Jet
is finding increased acceptance by that segment of the public who enjoys motorized transportation into nature's more rugged
The Terra-Jet was originally manufactured in Drummondville, Quebec, Canada beginning in 1969. In July of 1994,
Terra-Jet U.S.A., Division of Rabalais & Son Terra-Jet Enterprise, Inc. of Innis, Louisiana, purchased in acquisition;
engineering, inventory and equipment in Quebec with the intentions of manufacturing the Terra-Jet in Louisiana. We are set
up to produce Terra-Jet utility vehicles, and TERRA-JET U.S.A. owns all rights to Terra-Jet, i.e. Trade Name, Trade Mark,
All Engineering Drawings, Jigs, Dies, and Equipment for production of Terra-Jet vehicles.
Rabalais & Son began
their business with the Terra-Jet as a dealer for the Canadian company in 1973. A few years later, they were offered a distributorship
in the southern states. Business flourished with sales of over 400 vehicles - Larry Rabalais, President and General Manager
traveled to Jamaica and Bogota Columbia to represent the Canadian Factory. Larry contributed many suggestions for modifications
to the vehicle on his many trips to Quebec and Ontario.
Terra-Jet U.S.A.'s customer base is wide spread. Terra-Jet
U.S.A. is an importer, manufacturer and wholesaler of utility vehicles O.E.M. replacement parts with territories and market
area of the 48 contiguous states and several foreign countries. At this time 26 dealers in 13 states offer service and replacement
parts for Terra-Jet vehicles. Our portfolio also includes international exports and sales. Response for the Terra-Jet has
come in from many foreign countries according to Terra-Jet U.S.A.'s general manager, Larry Rabalais. Some of these are: New
Brunswick, CN; Alberta, CN; Ontario, CN; Quebec; CN, Istanbul, Turkey; Johannesburg, South Africa; Sydney, Australia; Taipei,
Taiwan; Guatemala City, Guatemala; Drainable, France; Laos, Cambodia; Mores, Germany; London, England; Santiago, Chile; Guerrero,
Mexico. (Just to name a few.)
The first prototype Louisiana Terra-Jet vehicle to come off the production line was
at the end of November 1997. Now the new Terra-Jet 2000 has been mainstreamed into production. The Terra-Jet vehicle has been
rated number one for performance, durability, and appearance, and is all anyone could ask for: robust, solid, reliable, practical
To meet our customers needs, Terra-Jet U.S.A. has a modern communications network and ships UPS and Federal
Express ground and air, and by motor freight: Consolidated Freightways, Yellow Freight, and by cargo containerized Air and
Sea Vessel. These enable us to quickly meet our customer needs. Our facility consists of 40,000 sq. ft. in a one story steel
building with 3,000 sq. ft. of area and we are capable of delivering our customers requirements with adequate notice. The
size of the current site will be doubled in the near future to accommodate production. Today customers deserve to have satisfaction
and total quality in service, product and confidence in the business, said Larry Rabalais. Across the main store wall there
is a 30 foot banner on which is inscribed "Quebec-Louisiane". According to Mr. Rabalais, "the banner symbolizes the cultural
and commercial ties between the two regions."
Terra-Jet U.S.A.'s strategy will include preparation for domestic and
foreign sales consisting of kit assembly domestic vehicles, and complete assemblies for export vehicles. Future plans include
expansion for plant facilities and to employ additional prospective employees including: Welders, Fitters, Assemblers, Painters,
Shipping and Handling clerks, Marketing and Sales, and part-time or full-time clerical as needed.
We extend an invitation
to you to come and visit us to see our operation, Terra-Jet vehicles, and facility. We are physically located at junction
of highways 417 & 419 Batchelor - Innis, area. Talk to us at 225-492-2249, Fax: 225-492-2226.
or see our product at: URL: http://Terra-Jet.com
on the World Wide Web. Also we are listed with the Louisiana U.S. International Export Assistance Center New Orleans, Louisiana
World Trade Center's World Wide Web. and also recognized by the Louisiana Department of Economic Development as a viable new
May 1, 2005