Vaillancourt invests $ 3.7 million in improving its productivity

Vaillancourt invests $ 3.7 million in improving its productivity

A 40,000 sq. Ft. Warehouse will be built alongside the Vaillancourt Portes et Fenêtres facilities in Saint-Germain-de-Grantham, near Drummondville.

Share November 4, 2020 7:16 a.m. Share Vaillancourt injects $ 3.7 million into improving its productivityVaillancourt invests $ 3.7 million in improving its productivity

Alain Goupil La Tribune Investments in the order of $ 3.7 million have been underway for several months at the manufacturer of doors and windows Vaillancourt of Saint-Germain-de-Grantham, which employs 225 people in its facilities located in the Center of Quebec.

Of this amount, $ 2.8 million comes from public funds, including financial assistance of $ 1.4 million from the Ministry of Economy and Innovation (MEI) and a loan of $ 1.4 million from Investissement Quebec. To this amount is added some $ 900,000 from a financial institution.

This investment will allow Vaillancourt Portes et Fenêtres to acquire state-of-the-art equipment that will allow it to increase its productivity as well as its storage space.

In a press release, the company indicates that it is in the process of automating part of its operations. Among his acquisitions, we note a robotic line used for the application of paint.

The equipment, which is already in operation, will also allow employees to develop new technological knowledge. The latter can quickly entrust repetitive operations to the machine, it is indicated.

The Central-based company says it wants to continue its green shift by investing in equipment that will allow it to reduce its energy consumption.

Thus, part of the heat generated by the compressors will be used to heat the plant, the plant ventilation rate will be tied to the paint guns. In addition, an 800 m2 solar wall will be used for heat recovery. Finally, the digitization of administrative processes will allow the company to reduce its paper consumption to a minimum.

Finally, a new storage building with an area of 40,000 ft2 adjacent to the company will complete this investment.

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