Canada Goose opens new Winnipeg factory
April 10, 2013
By Manufacturing AUTOMATION
Canada Goose, a manufacturer of extreme weather outerwear, has announced the opening of its new manufacturing facility in Winnipeg, marking another important milestone in its commitment to keeping production on Canadian soil.
With double the production capacity and the hiring of more than 25 new employees in the last six months, the new facility enables the company to meet growing global demand and explore new areas of technical innovation.
“With our exponential growth in the last decade, it’s clear that people want authentic products, made where they should be made. For iconic extreme weather outerwear, there’s no better place than Canada,” said Dani Reiss, president & CEO, Canada Goose, in a statement. “This move not only represents another step in helping to build up the Canadian apparel-manufacturing industry, it’s a celebration of the skills, passion and quality craftsmanship that our employees deliver every day.”
Located in the historic building first built in 1916 for the Stovel Printing Company, the new Canada Goose facility occupies 57,000 square feet and features leading-edge technology in fabric cutting, down-filling and sewing that will dramatically increase production efficiency. Currently, there are 160 employees in sewing, shipping and design roles, and the company plans to increase staff by an additional 20 per cent over the next year. To help connect with recruiting and training enterprises for new hires, as well as navigate participation in community and government programs, Canada Goose has partner
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