SOPREMA Builds and SBS-modified Bitumen Membrane Plant in Woodstock
Woodstock, April 17, 2018 – In the presence of Trevor Birtch, Mayor of the City of Woodstock, Mr. Michel Plante, Director of Operations – waterproofing products for SOPREMA, unveiled the products to be manufactured at SOPREMA’s new plant in Woodstock, Ontario, and symbolically marked the beginning of construction works.
The new 107,000 ft² facility will be dedicated to the production of SBS-modified bitumen membranes, a fundamental waterproofing material for roofs. The company will also invest in new production lines to increase cost efficiency and enhance global competitiveness, making it the most innovative plant of the SOPREMA group.
“Our new Woodstock plant will feature state-of-the-art production technology. This is a major milestone in the evolution of SOPREMA Canada. With this investment, combined with our superior customer service and continuous innovation, we will be able to meet the increasingly high expectations of our customers and rapidly changing market.”
– Mr Plante
“SOPREMA is a leader in its field, both for the quality of its products and the innovation of its team, as evidenced by the products that will be manufactured in the new plant. Its presence reinforces the excellent positioning and the attractiveness of the Woodstock industrial sector.”
– Woodstock Mayor Trevor Birtch
SOPREMA already has two sales offices in Ontario, but the new plant will allow the company to serve their customers even better thanks to the outstanding location at the intersection of NAFTA Superhighways 401 and 403, providing great access to customers and employees.
Of the 50 jobs the plant will create, some are already posted; this can be read on the billboard erected by the side of Highway 401.
“We are already hiring the first members of our team, including maintenance and shipping managers as well as mechanics. Other positions will open in the coming months to complete all our services and functions. SOPREMA is renowned for its good working conditions, and we are convinced that its reputation will encourage the workforce to join our wonderful project”
– Florent Bellini, Woodstock Plant Manager.
From left to right : Trevor Birtch, Mayor of the City of Woodstock, Mr. Raymond Gauthier,North American Industrial Manager, Mr. Michel Plante, Director of Operations – Waterproofing Products, Mr. Florent Bellini, Plant Manager and Guillaume Dufort, Industrial Projects Manager for SOPREMA.