Guelph, Ont, September 27, 2016 –Today, Integrated Metal Products celebrated the grand opening of their new 33,000 square foot manufacturing facility at 30 Wilbert Street in Guelph.
The new facility will increase the production capacity of the company, provide room for new equipment, and accommodate an increase of their workforce by roughly 15 people.
The expansion also included major equipment purchases made possible by a $250,000 grant from the Ministry of Economic Development and Growth’s Southwestern Ontario Development Fund. The new equipment includes a 6,000 watt fiber optic laser, energy efficient brake presses, and spot welding equipment that will contribute to the company’s growing competitive advantage in the advanced manufacturing sector.
“We had outgrown our old facility and needed a new home where we could continue to meet the demand of our customers,” says Keith Billings, President, Integrated Metal Products. “Although we had other options available to us, we ultimately chose Guelph based on the City’s support for the development and excellent access to our customer base.”
“I want to thank Integrated Metal Products for choosing Guelph. We welcome the investment, we welcome the job creation, and we’re thrilled to have them as part of our community,” says Mayor Guthrie. “I also want to thank the City staff who worked with Integrated Metal to help make this expansion a reality.”
Operating in Guelph for nearly three decades, Integrated Metal is a contract metal fabricator specializing in transportation, military and medical sectors. This expansion contributes to employment growth in Guelph’s targeted advanced manufacturing employment sector, part of Guelph’s Economic Development Strategy – Prosperity 2020.
About Integrated Metal Products
Integrated Metal Products has been in Guelph since 1987. It is a full service contract manufacturer of precision fabricated metal components with proven expertise in project development from initial design, through prototyping, and on to full production. State of the art CNC equipment and software enables flexible manufacturing at competitive cost and consistent quality.
About Invest in Guelph
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Integrated Metal Products