An Ontario-based manufacturer of sustainable refrigeration has moved into a Duncan facility — its first U.S. manufacturing site — and will begin operations this quarter, the company said in a news release.
CIMCO Refrigeration has moved into the new 42,000-square-foot facility at 150 Parkway W., which the company says strategically positions CIMCO to meet the growing demand for services in the United States.
“This expansion adds significant value for our customers while concurrently creating opportunities within the surrounding community,” the company said in the news release. “With this state-of-the-art facility, CIMCO’s U.S. customers can now experience higher quality, faster production and improved safety standards to reinforce our commitment to delivering excellence in our operations.”
A key focus at the site will be manufacturing natural refrigerant, industrial refrigeration components and packages for the food and beverage sector. The site also will make components and supplies for ice rinks, the release said.
By combining advanced production systems with 3D-engineered designs, CIMCO can prefabricate a large portion of the refrigeration system offsite in their controlled workshop. This minimizes on-site personnel and time, offering enhanced control over deliveries and schedules.
The company did not say how much it is investing in the site, nor how many jobs would be created, but CIMCO did say it’s recruiting welders, fitters, engineers, shop managers and supervisors.
CIMCO Refrigeration designs, engineers, fabricates and installs industrial and recreational refrigeration systems in North America. As part of Toromont Industries Ltd., CIMCO is also the only industrial refrigeration company to be publicly traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange, the release said.
CIMCO operates across North America with a network of offices, account managers and technicians in Canada and the United States. With a 110-year history, the company has more than 7,000 customers, 1,500 active service contracts, and 1,200 employees, the release said.s