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DMS moves into new North American headquarters

At just over 6 feet tall, the groundhog wandering around the shop floor at DMS (North America) on Feb. 2 would have cast quite a long shadow, if he'd seen it.


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March 1, 2007 by Canadian Plastics

A life sized groundhog, far right, joined DMS (North America) president Frank Iatonna, centre, and other DSM management at the official opening of the company's new 10,000 square foot facility in Oldcastle, Ont.

A life sized groundhog, far right, joined DMS (North America) president Frank Iatonna, centre, and other DSM management at the official opening of the company's new 10,000 square foot facility in Oldcastle, Ont.


At just over 6 feet tall, the groundhog wandering around the shop floor at DMS (North America) on Feb. 2 would have cast quite a long shadow, if he’d seen it.

The company has moved its North American headquarters to a new 10,000 square foot building at 1875 Blackacre Drive, Oldcastle, Ont., which was officially opened on Groundhog Day in the presence of DMS management and staff, mold, tool and die industry insiders, news media — and the life sized groundhog.

“The move greatly increases our accessibility to our customers and also boosts our efficiency in serving both the local and the North American market,” Frank Iatonna, president of DMS (North America), said.

According to DMS, the facility optimizes inventory housing, shipping control, corporate offices and customer reception, and also centralizes sales co-ordination. “The approach that we’ve taken is similar to a drive-thru window,” Mike Hicks, North American sales manager, explained. “Our customers can drive up, get the product that they need and go.”

In addition to offering convenience, the facility points the way to one of the company’s future goals. “DMS has been in Canada since 1971, and we are starting to expand into the U.S.,” Hicks said. “This centre, just minutes away from the Detroit/Windsor border crossing, will help us further that.”

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