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29 September 2014

Métosak Inaugurates its New Facilities in Brompton

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PRESS RELEASE  Métosak is proud to inaugurate its new plant in the Gene-H.-Kruger Industrial Park, which will enable it to keep up with its increasing sales and improve its production capacity in the metalworking sector.

Founded in 2002, the company was previously located at 177 St-Jean-Baptiste Street and has now moved to 570 Joseph-Latour Street. This relocation required investments of more than $2.7 million to build a new 25 000 sq. ft. building in partnership with the Comité de promotion industrielle de Brompton (CPIB), making it possible to consolidate the company’s 28 full-time jobs and create 15 new ones.

Serge Morin, Métosak’s CEO, is still amazed by the evolution of the small business he founded with his late brother, Clément Morin, originally to specialize in the manufacturing of loading docks and bumpers for tractor-trailers. “Since then, our activities have evolved significantly to focus on value-added products,” explains Mr. Morin. “With many new contracts and the increased volume of many of our customers, including TLD Canada, BRP, and Rad Technologies, we needed to significantly expand our production facilities, and investing in cutting-edge equipment, such as a new laser cutting machine, a new automation system, and a welding robot, among other things, was inevitable.”

To carry out this project, Métosak received support from the CPIB, Desjardins Business – Estrie, Canada Economic Development, and Sherbrooke Innopole. “We are pleased to have had the opportunity to support Métosak’s projects,” said Josée Fortin, Director General at Sherbrooke Innopole. “Thanks to its full suite of integrated products and services in metalworking, engineering, designing, and prototyping, Métosak plays an instrumental role in the key sector of advanced manufacturing.”

Paul Proulx, CPIB’s Chairman, also commended the company’s growth. “Métosak was already a major contributor to Brompton’s economic vitality, but its relocation in the heart of the Gene-H.-Kruger Industrial Park, along with the major investments it generated and the resulting new quality jobs, has strengthened this position. It was only fitting for the CPIB to get involved in such a growth-generating project and further its achievement.”

Métosak is a subcontractor of value-added products combining the following processes: laser cutting, sheet and tube bending, NC machining, welding, and assembling. Thanks to its turnkey offering, the company is regarded not only as reliable, but also as an involved strategic partner. It fulfills contracts in various fields, including industrial vehicles, agriculture, hydraulics, off-road vehicles, infrastructure, and buildings. The company also manufactures some in-house products destined for the agri-food sector, such as automatic scales and ramps marketed by distributors.

Since it began operating its new plant in October 2013, Métosak has already recorded a significant 50% increase in sales to existing customers, in addition to receiving new orders from major players in the ATV sector. Assistant Director Hélène Fredette and production manager Sylvain Morin are thrilled by the growing list of orders: “We can only be pleased by the outcome. Carrying out this project was worth every effort. It is thanks to the confidence shown by our partners, customers, employees, and suppliers that we have gotten this far. Such a project could never have happened without them.”

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