Steelcon announces $40 million manufacturing facility for St. Catharines
Steelcon Fabrication Inc. has announced a new $40 million manufacturing facility will open in St. Catharines to produce its leading SIN-beam product for the North American market.
A family-owned company based in Brampton, Steelcon uses advanced technologies to produce construction beams that are lighter, use less steel, and have less of an impact on the environment while making construction more efficient.
“We are delighted to announce the incorporation of SIN Structures Inc., the company that will oversee the establishment and continuous development of an advanced manufacturing operation,” said Steelcon in an official statement. “In seeking the best location for SIN Structures, St. Catharines was selected from several sites across North America as a result of the invaluable insight provided byt he City of St. Catharines, federal, provincial and regional representatives,and support from Colliers Niagara, Niagara College and the Niagara Industrial Association. We look forward to strengthening our relationships with our partners and being a part of the tremendous industrial growth opportunity in Niagara.”
Steelcon’s new location at 87 Grantham Ave. is part of an expansion plan that aims to increase its daily production of SIN-beams, improve production and energy efficiency and expand its market reach throughout North America. The total facility investment and improvements are estimated at a value of $40 million and will create up to 100 new high-skilled jobs. Steelcon worked collaboratively with the City of St. Catharines Economic Development team and local elected officials in its location search.
With the installation of a new robotic beam processor now complete, SIN Structures remains on schedule with the installation of a robotic beam assembler and with production for local work,including the ongoing renovations at the Pen Centre. The SIN Structures team will grow in size as more equipment is brought on line and the operation progresses to three shifts in 2019.
“This announcement is exciting not just because of Steelcon’s investment, but also because of the industry-leading technology that the SIN beam brings to the North American market. We look forward to working together to open the facility and advancing the future of manufacturing right here, in St. Catharines.”Walter Sendzik, Mayor of St. Catharines.
“Steelcon’s investment underlines why manufacturing continues to play a crucial role in our economy. It touches several of our long-term strategic goals of being adynamic, innovative and sustainable city, while growing our economy in one of our key strategic sectors.” Brian York, Director of Economic Development at the City of St. Catharines.
“Canada’s steel and manufacturing industry is highly skilled and is an important part of our country’s economy. This investment will allow Steelcon to access a wider market, including the United States.” Chris Bittle, Member of Parliament for St. Catharines.
“This announcement shows us that St. Catharines continues to be a great place to do business. Our highly skilled workers have always allowed us to be a leader in the manufacturing sector. This investment will create up to 100 good-paying jobs for the people of St. Catharines and I look forward to seeing the site up and operating.” Jennie Stevens, Member of Provincial Parliament for St.Catharines.
“The decision on the site was an extremely smooth one. St. Catharines brims with manufacturing facilities and when you can infill a location that fits so well for Steelcon, it makes for a great transaction.” Ralph Roselli, Partner and Sales Representative at Colliers Niagara.
For more information on the Steelcon Group visit www.steelcon.ca.