Canadian Plastics

Dieffenbacher spends $8M to expand its Windsor plant

Dieffenbacher North America Inc., a family-owned Windsor, Ont.-based manufacturer of lightweight composite componen...

June 30, 2008   Canadian Plastics

Dieffenbacher North America Inc., a family-owned Windsor, Ont.-based manufacturer of lightweight composite components for the automotive industry, announced plans to build two new advanced machining centres at its Twin Oaks Drive plant in Windsor.

The company’s $8-million investment offers the capability to machine large, high quality precision parts up to 240 tons in weight.

According to the company, the expansion involves building four major machining centres within the plant that will enable the company to build presses with a capacity of 240 tons. Specifically, the company will add two CNC-controlled machining centres at a cost of $5.5 million, and two gun drill machining centres at a cost of $2.5 million. Additionally, the company expects to add about 10 more workers to its current staff of 65 once the expansion is complete.

“[This investment] is a signal that this community remains open for business and investment, and it couldn’t have come at better time given the challenges we are facing locally,” said Ontario Minister of Economic Development and Trade Sandra Pupatello, who attended the announcement ceremony.

The redeveloped space within the plant, including a new 8,300-square-foot warehouse, will cover more than 33,220 square feet.

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