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Mitchell Plastics plans $13.4 million expansion at Kitchener, Ont. plant

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Auto parts maker is adding floor space, new technical centre, and 62 new jobs.

With help from the Southwestern Ontario Development Fund, Kitchener, Ont.-based automotive parts molder Mitchell Plastics is ramping up for a $13.4 million expansion project at its headquarters and manufacturing plant.

Kitchener Centre MPP Daiene Vernile and Cambridge MPP Kathryn McGarry announced $1.5 million in funding for Mitchell Plastics to help create 62 new jobs and retain 560 positions.

The money from the Southwestern Ontario Development Fund will also help the company add 79,000 square feet to its facility to set up a new technical centre. With a particular emphasis on producing interior car parts, the product development centre will include new equipment for UV coating and UV injet printing, which are used to produce high-gloss, scratch-resistant finishes.

Mitchell Plastics expects to complete the plant expansion by the spring of 2020.



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