Bounce back in business leads to 40 per cent increase in plant size
Macro’s old facility, left, is not big enough anymore.
Film and sheet extrusion systems supplier, Macro Engineering & Technology Inc., Mississauga, ON, has expanded its production facilities to accommodate a recent boom in sales activity.
Following subpar sales through 2009, Macro’s sales have bounced back over the last three months, returning it to the record setting sales levels it had enjoyed in 2008, said the company. The elevated workload has lead Macro to expand to a neighboring building to make room for the extra production. The building, which will increase Macro’s production floor space by approximately 40 per cent, will be used mainly for setting up and testing machinery prior to shipment.
Macro has also increased its employee base by 15 per cent since December, primarily through the acquisition of mechanical engineers and project managers to help handle the elevated workload.
“Sales have been taken for a variety of machine types ranging from multilayer blown film lines, to specialty extrusion systems, to custom-built winding equipment,” said Andrew Erskine, Macro’s Sales & Marketing Coordinator in a release. “The orders are from both local and global customers with European, South American, Chinese, Canadian and US markets being the most prominent.”