Quebec molder Deflex setting up shop in New Hampshire
Saint-Victor, Que.-based composites manufacturer Deflex Composite Inc. will locate its first U.S. manufacturing plant in Berlin, N.H.
According to the New Hampshire Department of Resources and Economic Development, Deflex signed a lease to occupy a 9,600-square-foot facility.
Deflex has a contract to produce front and rear bumpers for Volvo buses.
“We are pleased to welcome Deflex Composite to New Hampshire for its first U.S. expansion,” Department of Resources and Economic Development Commissioner Jeffrey Rose said. “Berlin, with its deep French-Canadian roots, is a great location for this company to grow its presence on this side of the border.”
“The Buy America Act is one of the reasons that we have seen a strong interest from Quebec manufacturers recently,” said Benoit Lamontagne of the Division of Economic Development. “This law requires companies under federal contracts to make their end product in the U.S. and more than 50 per cent of the cost of the parts must be made here.”
Founded in 1990, Deflex operates a 30,000-square-foot manufacturing plant in Saint-Victor.