Shimco breaks ground on new Cambridge HQ
September 8, 2015 by Manufacturing AUTOMATION
Sept. 8, 2015 – The inauguration of Shimco’s new headquarters was held at its future 25,000 sq. ft. facility site in Cambridge, Ont., last month, as the manufacturer of precision parts and gap management solutions works to complete its full HQ relocation for this December.
Earlier this year, Shimco announced it will move its Markham, Ont., headquarters to a new building in Cambridge.
According to the company, the new manufacturing facility will incorporate increased automation, new manufacturing capabilities and advanced lean manufacturing principles. Shimco also plans to collaborate with local educational institutions, equipment manufacturers and its customers to create a centre of excellence to commercialize manufacturing and processing technologies. An additional 15,000 sq. ft. expansion is already in the planning stage to start construction in 2016, which will incorporate surface treatment and testing, allowing the company to offer end-to-end customized solutions to its international customer base.
In attendance at the groundbreaking ceremony was Doug Craig, the mayor of Cambridge; Steven Fairweather, chief financial officer and city treasurer, City of Cambridge; James Goodram, director of economic development, City of Cambridge; Brian Butcher, vice-president of operations and communications, Cambridge Chamber of Commerce; Peter Voss, Shimco president, CEO and owner; his wife Jennifer Voss, Shimco director and their children, Benjamin and Hannah.
During the relocation period, parallel manufacturing is planned for the Markham and Cambridge locations to help minimize interruption in deliveries to customers.
“As a resident of Cambridge, it is especially momentous to establish Shimco here, alongside other leading aerospace manufacturers, and to create new jobs in a community known for advanced manufacturing,” said Peter. “Our customers have given me very positive feedback on our move, and we are already seeing new opportunities with existing and new customers because of the significantly improved capabilities planned for the new facility. We look forward to the construction of the new building in the coming months and our move to Cambridge at the end of this year.”
For over 25 years, Shimco has served the aerospace, defence, space, industrial and other sectors worldwide.