Samuel Adds Capacity in Aggressive $16 Million Expansion
The expansion of the Winnipeg, Manitoba factory adds 25,000 sq ft to the current 88,000 sq ft facility to house a new Bradbury Cut-to-Length line, a new BuTech Bliss Stretcher Leveler, and a new Precision Leveler from Herr-Voss Stamco.
Samuel, Son & Co., Limited (Ontario, Canada) is investing more than $16 million in an expansion project to be completed over the next 12 months at its Winnipeg, Manitoba facility. The announcement came from Tom McGrogan, the president of Samuel Canadian Service Centers.
The project includes a 25,000 sq ft expansion to the current 88,000 sq ft facility that is intended specifically to house a Bradbury Cut-to-Length line capable of producing product from coil up to .500 in thick by 96 in wide in lengths up to 50 ft.
This line will be further enhanced with a new BuTech Bliss Stretcher Leveler capable of generating stress and memory free product up to 85,000 psi yield strength. Increased lifting capacity will also be added to the facility providing the opportunity to process from coils weighing up to 80,000 lb.
In addition, Samuel is also upgrading its existing heavy gauge Cut-to-Length line in Winnipeg by adding a new Precision Leveler® from Herr-Voss Stamco equipped with the new Veritas Drive™ Technology. Capacity of this line will be up to .250 in thick by 72 in wide at 75,000 psi yield strength and will provide improved shape correction beyond that of traditional roller-leveling. This upgraded line will complement the new stretcher leveler.
“These additions and upgrades to our levelling capability show our commitment to the Winnipeg market and will allow us to provide the most consistent quality product available in the industry today,” states McGrogan. “The added processing capacity delivers the level of service that our customers deserve and have grown to expect from Samuel”.
The first phase of this project is expected to be complete by August of 2014. Samuel, Son & Co., Limited offers end-to-end solutions in the distribution, transportation, processing and manufacturing of metals and industrial products.