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Dishon to nearly double its workforce with $13.8M tech upgrade


April 17, 2018
By Manufacturing AUTOMATION

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Apr. 17, 2018 – A Canadian aerospace components maker plans to invest in new advanced manufacturing technology and nearly double its workforce.

Dishon Ltd., a precision machining and manufacturing company specializing in the space and satellite, aerospace and power generation sectors, says it is investing in multi-axis computer numerical control (CNC) milling machines, training and facility upgrades. The Ontario government, through the Jobs and Prosperity Fund, is committing $1.3 million toward the total $13.8-million project cost. The company expects the project to be complete by the fall of 2022.

The manufacturer says the upgrade project will enhance its technical capabilities, quality assurance and cost effectiveness for aerospace customers.

More than 50 new jobs will be created and 60 positions retained as a result of the project, says the company. Dishon anticipates the majority of new hires will be engineers, programmers and machinists.

“Dishon’s workforce has already increased from 60 employees at the inauguration of the Jobs and Prosperity Fund project to 85 today, and we expect to grow further as our business continues to expand. Continued investment in state-of-the-art CNC machines and world-class talent will propel Dishon to become a more significant citizen of the [Greater Toronto Area]’s aerospace cluster,” Ilan Dishy, company president, said.

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Based in Vaughan, Ont., Dishon has been in operation for more than 35 years. It has over 35 years of expertise in complex machining with a 70,000-square-foot facility in Greater Toronto and a 50,000-square-foot facility in Querétaro, Mexico. Its technology has been used in various projects such as the International Space Station, the Phoenix Mars Lander and the space shuttle Canadarm.