Canada Fibers lands contracts to build MRFs
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Canada Fibers lands contracts to build MRFs

Company will build one MRF in Manitoba and retrofit another in Peel, Ontario.

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February 18, 2019

Toronto-based Canada Fibers Ltd. (CFL) has been awarded contracts to design, build and operate single-stream material recovery facilities (MRFs) in Winnipeg, Manitoba, and in Peel, Ontario. According to the contracts, Canada Fibers will build an 80,000-square-foot facility in Winnipeg and retrofit an existing facility in Peel.

The Winnipeg facility is expected to be operational this fall and will be equipped with an integrated cascading cluster of infrared optical sorters. According to CFL, the optical sorters, combined with other equipment, will make the plant flexible in response to the changing composition of the recyclables stream.

In Peel, the retrofit is expected to begin this fall and be completed in early 2020. The facility will house technologies designed to provide optimal recovery, purity and flexibility to respond to changing inbound material composition and stricter end market quality requirements.

“Employee involvement in continuous improvement activities is essential to achievement of desired outcomes,” says Stephen Miranda vice president of Canada Fibers. “Machinex Industries Inc.’s forward-thinking equipment will be utilized in both projects to push the envelope of MRF capabilities.”

When fully operational, each MRF will be able to process more than 100,000 metric tons of recyclables per year.

Says Mark Badger, executive vice president of Canada Fibers, “The two long-term contract awards are a tribute to the dedication of all employees and associates who work hard each day in challenging conditions to exceed customers’ increasingly stringent expectations. We will continue to proactively invest in technologies, training and employee involvement programs to enable further growth founded upon trusting relationships with our customers.”