Metl-Span, a manufacturer of insulated metal panels, hosted a grand opening ceremony for its new production facility in Hamilton, Ontario.
More than 150 guests came to celebrate the opening with Metl-Span. Guests came from across Canada and traveled from as far south as Texas to be in attendance. Many were able to see how Metl-Span insulated metal panels were produced for the first time on the guided plant tours.
The Metl-Span plant, located at 430 Sherman Avenue North, employs more than 20 full-time workers and is currently producing the Mesa, Light Mesa, Striated and Fluted profiles.
“With Metl-Span now operating in Canada, our customers here and in the northeastern and north central U.S. can benefit from lower delivery costs for all of their metal panel needs,” says Steve Zirkel, president of Metl-Span. “We are also very excited to be a part of the Hamilton community and provide job opportunities and business here.”
The ceremony included an official ribbon cutting with representatives from Metl-Span; the Hamilton Port Authority; NCI, Metl-Span’s parent company; and Robertson Building Systems, also an NCI company, invited to participate. The ribbon was cut by Metl-Span plant manager, Jeff Fountain.
Metl-Span started production in the 24,000-square-foot facility, located at the Port of Hamilton, in March.
“Customers will realize significant savings in terms of turnaround and delivery times,” Zirkel says. “In an industry where time literally means money, this advantage is tremendous.”
The new Hamilton production plant is currently producing Metl-Span Mesa, Light Mesa, Striated and Fluted insulated metal panels.