Rolling mill unveiled at NRCan’s Hamilton facility
By Alyssa Dalton
Mar. 2, 2015 – A new $5.96-million rolling mill has been put into service at Natural Resources Canada’s CANMET Materials facility in Hamilton, Ont., promising significant benefits to both the pipeline and automotive manufacturing industries.
With this mill, CANMET Materials can now develop steel alloys in the “most comprehensive, efficient and economical way,” it said, creating the conditions in the manufacturing sector to provide both jobs and opportunities for the local economy.
According to NRCan, smart alloy design and innovative processing methods are essential to producing the high-quality, low-cost steel and aluminum sheets that improve the fuel efficiency and safety of passenger cars and light-duty trucks. The mill will also help develop high-strength and thick-pipe steel alloys to further enhance Canada’s world-class pipeline safety system.
“Our government is a strong supporter of the Canadian manufacturing sector,” said David Sweet, Member of Parliament for Ancaster–Dundas–Flamborough–Westdale. “It is great to see that our investments in this state-of-the-art rolling mill will support the Canadian automotive and pipeline industries and promote opportunities and jobs for the residents of Hamilton.”
The mill is accessible to industry interested in R&D work on a cost-recovery basis.