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Plant maintenance program boosts production, cuts costs, for Ontario aluminum fabricator

Brampton, ON -- Toronto-based Ainsworth Inc.'s Total Plant Maintenance (TPM) program, an outsourced maintenance man...

Brampton, ON — Toronto-based Ainsworth Inc.’s Total Plant Maintenance (TPM) program, an outsourced maintenance management program for medium to large manufacturers, is designed to reduce an organization’s operational costs and increase production system efficiency. This program brought substantial savings for customer Almag Aluminum of Brampton, Ont., in its first year.

At the end of Ainsworth’s first year of managing the company’s entire maintenance program, maintenance costs were reduced by 23.6% over the previous year and 14.6% below this year’s plan. The program is built around the customer’s Key Performance Indicators, such as reducing maintenance costs and increasing equipment uptime.

As TPM is a performance-based solution, Ainsworth takes accountability for all aspects of Almag’s maintenance management and jointly shares in the goals of the organization as well as the financial risks. At the recent Ainsworth Communication Breakfast, Bob Peacock, president of Almag, was presented with a reconciliation cheque, representing the company’s share of the 14.6% savings on planned cost.

An aluminum extruder, Almag Aluminum specializes in complex products and difficult extrusions requiring quick turnaround. For more information, visit