Vicwest Announces Expansion Plans At Stratford Manufacturing Location
Oakville, Ontario, Canada – Vicwest Inc. announced has secured the site plan approval with the town of Stratford to expand their current manufacturing facilities, expected for completion the second quarter of 2018.
"With the expansion of the Stratford manufacturing location, this allows Vicwest to amalgamate their Ontario based operations into one centralized location," said Bernard Lewis, Senior Vice President of Operations at Vicwest. "Currently, the industrial mills have been operating from our Oakville, Ontario location. This buildout will allow for the Oakville mills to be moved to the expanded Stratford facility. The Oakville offices will be moving to a new facility in Burlington at the beginning of Q2 2018."
The move of the equipment from the Oakville facility to the expanded Stratford location is a strategic one, positioning Vicwest to continue to further bring quality and innovative products to customers. Streamlining the manufacturing to one central location will provide the opportunity for products to ship from one centralized location, versus a second pick up.
The "Stratford Centre of Excellence" expansion is designed for maximum efficiency and output and will boast the following:
• Optimized floor space achieved through lean manufacturing principles;
• Increased mill operations speed as a result of VF drives and Servo controls;
• Lean principles applied to material flow from loading to shipping, enhancing overall efficiencies by reducing time and costs;
• Automated stackers at the end of mills; and
• Future automated wrapping of materials.
Vicwest Inc. is a division of Kingspan Group of Companies, doing business as Vicwest Building Products.
Vicwest is a manufacturer and distributor of metal construction products and systems for agricultural, commercial, industrial and residential markets. For more information, visit www.vicwest.com.