17 December 2015
Rexfab Is Expanding on the New Robert-Boyd Street
PRESS RELEASE – A first industrial project is taking shape on Robert-Boyd Street, in the Sherbrooke Regional Industrial Park: Rexfab, a manufacturer of automated equipment for the food industry, has begun the construction of its new 17 000 sq. ft. (1579 m2) plant.
The company is investing more than $1.65 million in this expansion project, which will help consolidate 25 jobs and create three to five new jobs over the next year. Currently located in the Brompton sector, Rexfab plans to relocate to the new site in spring 2016. Sherbrooke Innopole has been supporting the business throughout the relocation process.
“Our future facilities, twice as large, will perfectly meet our current needs for growth,” noted Rexfab’s Vice-President, Michel Auger. “The work environment will be optimized and allow enough space for new state-of-the-art equipment. Rexfab’s objective has remained consistent for the last 25 years: to develop innovative equipment to cut operating costs, improve production efficiency, and exceed sanitary requirements.”
The company’s growth plans do not stop there: “We acquired this land on Robert-Boyd Street based on and in anticipation of a phase 2 that will enable us to double our surface area with the construction of a second 17 000-sq.-ft. facility,” added Michel Auger.
Josée Fortin, Director General of Sherbrooke Innopole, believes that this first facility on Robert-Boyd Street marks the beginning of a new development phase in the Regional Industrial Park: “With many well-located new industrial sites available, the Park is experiencing promising renewed interest that should lead to subsequent good news in the coming months. The rebound in economic confidence and the value of the Canadian dollar together are creating a situation conducive to this type of investment. We are pleased that Rexfab is taking advantage of this context to put its expansion project into action.”
Rexfab specializes in the design, manufacturing, and installation of automated systems, conveyors, bakery equipment, and product handling equipment. The business also provides preventive maintenance and repair services to its clients, mainly from the food production sector. Its equipment is used by Grupo Bimbo, Hershey’s, Weston Bakeries, Flowers Foods, as well as Sherbrooke’s Boulangerie Georges.
Sources: Rexfab and Sherbrooke Innopole
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