Tigercat Breaks Ground for New Manufacturing Facility
Published on: Wednesday 6th August 2014
BRANTFORD ON, AUGUST 6, 2014 – Several hundred employees, community officials, Tigercat partners and supporters attended an official ground breaking ceremony last week to mark the start of construction and celebrate the companies continued growth. Tigercat also announced the purchase of an existing 66,000 square-foot plant in Kitchener, Ontario.
“This is a significant milestone for our company,” states President, Tony Iarocci, who was Tigercat’s first employee when the company started in 1992. Tigercat is one of the few remaining heavy equipment manufacturers in a region that once was at the heart of the industry. Tigercat currently has seven 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, southern Africa, Europe and Russia.
The new building will be located on the same property as the current Paris, Ontario facility, on a previously vacant lot at the northwest corner. The new plant will initially focus on swing machines and cut-to-length attachments including the 200 series material handlers and the 800 series track feller bunchers, harvesters and shovel loggers.
Iarocci explains that the new plants do not tell the whole story of the scope or capacity of the ever-growing Tigercat. “These two projects will increase the company’s manufacturing footprint by 20%. The space is urgently needed for existing demand and future growth. We already have over 1,200 employees and 200 or 300 more subcontractors.”
Vicano, the construction company hired for the project, will be including numerous crane lanes and flexible assembly lines along with a large office space for an engineering group allowing the building to be flexible for future projects.
Tigercat Industries designs and manufactures premium quality forestry and off-road equipment with manufacturing facilities in Canada and worldwide distribution. The diverse product range includes complete full-tree and cut-to-length harvesting systems, a growing line of land clearing and vegetation management equipment and specialized off-road industrial and material handling machinery.
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