HSPP opens manufacturing location in Thorold
By MRO StaffBusiness Operations Manufacturing Metals cutting machinery High Strength Plates & Profiles high-strength steel manufacturing facilities manufacturing location production equipment production facility Thorold Multimodal Hub
High Strength Plates & Profiles Inc. (HSPP) opened a new 91,980-square-foot production facility in Thorold, Ontario. This expands its capacity for processing and distributing high-strength and abrasion-resistant steel. This is the third third location for HSPP, with existing manufacturing facilities in Mississauga and Sudbury.
“We have been operating at capacity over the last few years,” said Jason Brock, president, HSPP. “We knew we had to expand. The Thorold location is a great strategic fit, featuring on-site transloading for rail as well as good access to marine transportation offered by the Thorold Multimodal Hub, further strengthening our supply chain connections. The new facility increases our overall corporate footprint to 173,000 square feet, and gives us room to expand inventory, add equipment, and take on more work in a way that we could not do before.”
The new location will have new production equipment, including high-powered plasma and oxyfuel cutting machinery, cranes, and machining and brake-forming equipment. Once all the equipment is installed, the location expects to add up to 50 new jobs to the City of Thorold.
“Bringing back jobs is so important,” said Terry Ugulini, Mayor of Thorold. “This is exciting because we’ve always been building homes in this area. Residential growth was booming. Now we’re getting the traction on the commercial/industrial side. We’re starting to see that take place and that’s great for jobs, it’s great for the tax base, it’s not only great for the City of Thorold but the Niagara Region as a whole.”
The Thorold Multimodal Hub is a 500-acre multimodal industrial complex adjacent to the Welland Canal. To-date, over 25 companies have located at the Hub.