Expansion will boost Quebec foundry's capacity by 40 percent.
Saguenay Foundry, headquartered in Chicoutimi, Quebec, has announced that it has invested $1.5 million to expand its foundry in that city.
Marc Savard, president of Saguenay Foundry, says construction on the project began Oct. 29, 2013.
With the investment, capacity at the plant will increase by 40 percent, according to Philippe Dubuc, Saguenay Foundry general manager. The expansion will add 3,600 square feet of floor space, a new overhead crane, a new sand mixer and additional warehousing space to meet the increasing demand from its customers, the company says.
Saguenay Foundry is an iron foundry that specializes in cast parts from 500 to 15,000 pounds in CGI, gray and ductile iron for heavy-duty industries. The company supplies parts for a variety of industries across Canada, the United States, Europe and the Middle East.