Lino Cimaglia Sr. immigrated to Canada in 1952. Immersing himself in the food industry, he owned a grocery store for a decade, and a food import business for 20 years. In 1984, following a traditional family method passed down through generations, Lino Sr. produced, processed and jarred his own eggplants at home. Livabec Foods was born.

Three years later, as demand for the company's famous locally grown marinated eggplants soared, Lino Sr. commissioned the construction of a 10 000-square-foot processing plant in Sherrington, Quebec. Success equals growth, which is why the plant has tripled in size since those humble beginnings and today the plant is 30,000 thousand square feet with a modern production line.  A wide range of produce is now processed on-site.

For the last 20 years, Lino Sr.'s children, Lino Jr. and Livia, have been involved in Livabec’s daily operations, and have now taken over as President and Vice-President, respectively.