Expansion at TG Minto in Canada
March 28, 2019
The following article appeared in the Minto Express in Canada on March 27th 2019:
WHAT’S GOING ON HERE?
TG Minto Corp. expanding Palmerston plant by Mike Wilson from Minto Express
PALMERSTON - TG Minto Corp. is growing again.
Construction of a $4.2 million addition to TG Minto’s Palmerston facility is already underway. According to Kirk Brownell, senior general manager at TG Minto, the addition will add approximately 50,000 square feet to the existing facility. Brownell told Metroland Media that they are aiming for a completion date of September 2019, and that the added space is being constructed to accommodate new business coming to the plant at the end of 2019 and at the end of 2020. Brownell said that the design for the new space is aiming to be more efficient through choice of materials and features such as skylights to allow natural light into the building, and aims to minimize the carbon footprint of the new space. It is also being designed so that additional features, such as solar panels, can be installed in the future to help TG Minto meet their long-term carbon dioxide reduction targets. “Anything we can do today will help us in the future,” said Brownell.
JUST THE FACTS
TG Minto is a supplier of plastic interior, exterior and painted parts to the automotive market. TG Minto opened in 2000, with the first expansion coming in 2002. Further expansions were built in 2006, 2009, 2014 and 2017. A second TG Minto location opened in Stratford in 2013. Currently TG Minto’s two sites combined employ approximately 850 people.