NEWMARKET, Ontario—Continual innovation and expanded capabilities have been the driving forces within AirBoss of America Corp. for the last several years.
Now, as part of an extensive growth program, the company is taking both to a new level, according to officials within the firm.
On the innovation front, the Newmarket-based, multi-faceted company is in the process of adding a new state-of-the-art laboratory and development center in a building located adjacent to the firm's main mixing facility, which spans a million square feet in Kitchener, Ontario. The building is connected by a corridor to the compounding facility.
At the same time, AirBoss is installing a new mixer at its mixing plant in Scotland Neck, N.C., to double the site's capacity. The new line is expected to be operational in July.
It also is adding a new color and specialty polymer mixing line at the Kitchener facility—with the startup planned for February—that will allow the firm to focus on more specialty products, Chris Bitsakakis, the firm's chief operating officer, said in a recent interview.
In addition, he said the company has plans in the works to install another large volume mixing line at its Kitchener complex. Currently, it estimates the line will be in place at the end of December, he said.
New development center