PRESS RELEASE – A new manufacturing company producing machined metal components, Structures légères de l’Estrie, will be launching operations in Sherbrooke’s Regional Industrial Park in the coming months.
This company will be one of three tenants in a 30 000 sq. ft.(2 800 m2) building to be constructed at the corner of Portland Boulevard and Joseph-Louis-Mathieu Street. The new industrial complex is expected to also accommodate two other structural manufacturers.
Structures légères de l’Estrie will specialize in the manufacture and pre-assembly of metal components for the industrial, institutional, and commercial sectors. The company will create five jobs and plans to start up its activities in June 2019.
“Our product offer will be a first for the region. The parts that we produce will be custom-cut and shipped to worksites as kits with assembly instructions, following the principle used for IKEA products,” explained Éric Dostie, President and co-shareholder of Structures légères de l’Estrie, with Roger Côté, of the company 9066-6165 Québec Inc., which acquired the land.
More than $3.8M will be injected for the acquisition of the land measuring 217 600 sq. ft. (20 200 m2), construction and furnishing of the new premises, as well as the purchase of equipment specifically for Structures légères de l’Estrie.
The managers benefited from the support of Sherbrooke Innopole during its site localization process. “A growing number of construction products, for not only the residential sector but also the industrial sector, are factory prefabricated. We are pleased that Structures légères de l’Estrie is taking advantage of this trend to start business in Sherbrooke. This company will boost Sherbrooke’s manufacturing sector,” noted Nathalie Prince, Director, Business Services–Advanced Manufacturing at Sherbrooke Innopole.
Sources: Les Structures légères de l’Estrie and Sherbrooke Innopole