MAPEI Inc. recently announced the expansion of its Laval, Quebec, Canada, facility with a groundbreaking ceremony for a new 50,750-sq-ft (4 715-m²) powder production plant and distribution facility. “The existing facility has proven to be such a tremendous asset in providing us with manufacturing and warehousing for Eastern Canada, and this expansion will greatly increase our ability to meet our customers’ demands in those areas,” said Luigi Di Geso, president and CEO of MAPEI North America.
“Now we will be even better able to bring products and services to our customers in Quebec and the Maritime provinces, as well as throughout Canada, with the addition of local powder production and warehousing capacity,” said Marco Roma, general manager of MAPEI Inc.
The construction of the new plant will complement the existing 128,000-sq-ft (11 892-m²) facility, which serves as the head office of MAPEI Inc. The adjacent plant currently produces polymers, adhesives, and more recently, admixtures for concrete. The added space will also feature a 100-ft-tall (30.5-m-tall) tower and a new Admixtures for Concrete research and development laboratory.
“With the addition of admixtures and powders, the MAPEI Laval manufacturing site will be one of the most high-performance plants—in terms of technology, capacity and complexity—within the MAPEI North America network,” said Roma. “The new construction includes utilities and infrastructure to support the 100-foot-tall [30.5-m-tall] powder-line systems, being built on the previously unused lot beside our current facilities, so it will not interfere in any way with our existing activities.”
After remarks by Di Geso and Roma during the October 21, 2021, groundbreaking event at the site, additional speakers included Christopher Skeete, National Assembly member for Sainte-Rose; Yves Robillard, the deputy for the Marc-Aurèle Fortin federal riding; John Frare, president of Frare & Gallant Construction; Silvia Costantini, the consul general of Italy in Montreal; and Nicolas Girard, MAPEI’s Laval unit manager.
The project is on an 18-month timeline, with projected completion in 2023. For more information, visit www.mapei.com.