SMS Equipment begins demolition for new Timmins manufacturing facility
by CM Staff
This facility will be the first SMS Equipment building to share mining, welding, and construction services from one location, increasing production capacity.
ACHESON — SMS Equipment, a coast-to-coast equipment partner for equipment and support solutions, announced that the demolition of existing structures took place in late March to expand operational capacity.
The new facility location is 4088 and 4011 Highway 101 West, Timmins, Ontario. It will be home to a new conventional steel constructed building with approximately 13,000 sq ft of office and roughly 23,000 sq ft of shop area.
The shop will feature:
- five service bays with two bridge cranes
- one wash bay
- two heavy-duty welding bays with two bridge cranes
- an exterior runway
This facility will be the first SMS Equipment building to share mining, welding, and construction services from one location, increasing production capacity, full-service support, and cross-industry service from a strategic location.
“With the expansion into a new facility, SMS Equipment will be recruiting for many high-quality jobs and enthusiastically looking to hire skilled personnel to support the operations,” said Curtis Westcott, Operations Manager for the Timmins branch. “The new facility will enable us to meet the rapidly growing demand for our products and better serve our customers coast to coast.”
“Timmins is an important economic hub in the region. SMS Equipment is excited to greatly expand our capability in Timmins to enable an increase in our participation in the many projects and development in this part of Ontario,” expressed Charles-Andre Lalonde, General Manager, Operations for the East Region. “SMS Equipment operates in 42 locations across Canada, and we have built strong relationships in every city and town that we call home.”
SMS Equipment reports that it will be breaking ground in the late spring once the frost has thawed and expects construction to take approximately 18-24 months. In the meantime, core facilities teams are evaluating green solutions to ensure the building offers sustainable benefits, such as upgrading insulation, optimizing natural light, and using motion sensors to increase energy efficiency.