BTB 41: DOORS OPEN AT 160
Published on: Sunday 1st November 2015
On Thursday, July 23rd Tigercat opened the doors of its $12 million production facility. Several hundred people including Tigercat employees and their families enjoyed lunch and toured the 11 800 m² (127,000 ft²) building in Paris, Ontario, located 100 kilometres southwest of Toronto.
“Tigercat is a growing global company and this investment to expand our production capabilities is a great testament to the commitment we have to our customers and to serving them better,” stated president, Tony Iarocci during the event.
Tigercat now has nine southern Ontario locations, a large parts distribution and training centre in Georgia, a sales and distribution facility in Sweden and a dealer network that spans the globe, covering the forestry regions of North America, South America, Australasia, Africa, Europe and Russia.
The new plant will house production of swing machines, including the 200 series loaders and the 800 series track feller bunchers, harvesters and loggers, as well as cut-to-length attachments. The building utilizes skylights and bay door windows along with motion detector lighting with sensors and variable illumination to save energy. The roof is a white rubber membrane that reflects UV rays and helps reduce heating and cooling costs. There are six overhead cranes in each bay with room for more if needed. Specialized concrete was used for the floors to support the machines that will be produced in the plant.