4 June 2018

$13M in investments and the creation of 50 new jobs – Verbom to Expand on Robert-Boyd Street


PRESS RELEASEVerbom, a well-known leader in sheet metal processing, will soon begin construction of a new plant on Robert-Boyd Street, in the Sherbrooke Regional Industrial Park to accommodate the sustained growth the company has experienced since it set up business in Sherbrooke in 2015.

The new building will have a surface area of 6 781 m² (73 000 sq. ft.). The business plans to move some of its existing equipment from its plant on Industriel Boulevard and to set up a new aluminum thermoforming line. In addition to diversifying its automobile sector clientèle, the company is also participating in multiple innovative projects, notably as a partner in the ATLAS research program, seeking to minimize vehicle weight to improve performance and reduce fuel consumption.


Construction is expected to start in the coming weeks, with plans to begin operations in early 2019. In this context, the company plans to hire some 50 employees from various specialized fields, including press operators; CNC machine programmers/operators; improvement, method, and robotics technicians; a mechanical engineer; developers, etc. These new positions will be added to those of Verbom’s existing 281 employees, of whom 140 are currently working in the plant on Industriel Boulevard. A number of job offers are currently posted on Verbom’s website.

“When we arrived in Sherbrooke, we had no idea that our company would experience such a rapid growth spurt. Construction of this new plant is a significant step for Verbom; the space we will have will open the door to new potential growth and diversification opportunities. Our new site will enable us to continue to develop as a company and to vigorously pursue R&D,” explained Éric Chênevert, General Manager at Verbom.

The project will require investments in the order of $13M, for the acquisition of land, construction of the building, and the purchase of cutting-edge equipment, such as hydraulic presses and CNC machines.

In undertaking this large-scale project, Verbom has been able to rely on support from Sherbrooke Innopole: “We are very proud that Verbom has chosen to pursue its expansion in Sherbrooke and are pleased to have assisted the company through our location services. Its leaders have a clear and ambitious vision, which is reflected by the company’s dramatic growth. ,” noted Josée Fortin, Director General of Sherbrooke Innopole.

Verbom, whose head office is located in Valcourt, set up business in Sherbrooke in July 2015. With more and more technological advances, the company quickly grew to such an extent that it had to enlarge its Industriel Boulevard plant in early 2017. A year later, Verbom was using its 5 575 m² (60 000 sq. ft.) at full capacity, with its 140 employees divided between two production lines operating 24/7.

Sources: Verbom and Sherbrooke Innopole



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