24 October 2015

Mesotec Is Planning a Major Expansion Project in Sherbrooke

Mesotec - Sherbrooke Innopole

PRESS RELEASE – The business Mesotec, a subcontractor in the aerospace industry, is planning to build a new facility in Sherbrooke to move its activities into it in 2016.

The company is working with the City of Sherbrooke to purchase land along the Portland Boulevard extension, near the new roundabout, which is under construction. Opportunities for growth have led the owners to search for larger facilities.

The announcement of the extension to Portland Boulevard last summer and the ensuing availability of new industrial land there have made this avenue attractive to the company. Since the announcement, Mesotec has been guided in this process by Sherbrooke Innopole.

The new facility is expected to be double the current surface area of 29 000 sq. ft. This plan will provide an opportunity for the company to revamp its manufacturing methods and thus become more competitive worldwide. Major investments in equipment are planned in the coming years.

“We have been experiencing sustained growth in our sales figures over the past few years, so much so that now we need to expand. This project, in which we are investing more than $10M, will enable us to optimize our team’s working environment and to add cutting-edge equipment,” said Mesotec’s President, Philippe Constancis.

“We are very pleased that Mesotec is continuing its growth in Sherbrooke. This company is a flagship of advanced manufacturing in Sherbrooke, which has been able to stand out in a competitive market thanks to its highly skilled team and its expertise in complex, precision machining,” noted Josée Fortin, Sherbrooke Innopole’s Director General. “This project highlights the importance of having an adequate supply of industrial land. Had it not been for the expansion of the regional industrial park with the extension to Portland Boulevard, Sherbrooke would not have been able to propose a site that met Mesotec’s needs.”

Founded in 1977, Mesotec is a machining workshop specializing in manufacturing components for engines, landing gear, and aircraft structures for various major players in the aerospace industry, such as Pratt & Whitney, Bombardier Aerospace, GE Aviation, and Héroux-Devtek, as well as equipment for their production lines.

Mesotec is currently located at 3575 Industriel Boulevard and employs 120 people.

Sources: Mesotec and Sherbrooke Innopole

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