Chatham-Kent Economic Development is pleased to announce that Rulmeca Canada Limited, part of the Rulmeca Group of Companies, has completed their new 22,000 square-foot plant expansion. This new expansion represents a total investment of $5.5 million into the Wallaceburg area.
The investment has also brought in new advanced manufacturing equipment such as a robotic welding cell, an assembly press, and a paint line system. In total the project brings the promise of new jobs creating 21 new positions over the next few years and retains 73 jobs in the community.
“We are very proud to be able to contribute and be part of this great community” said Jeff Moon, Sales Manager for Rulmeca Canada Limited. “Today’s ribbon cutting event signifies our commitment to the community, our customers, and to our staff. It is an exciting time to be part of such a great organization.”
“We along with our partners, the the Wallaceburg Chamber of Commerce and the former Wallaceburg Community Task Force, have been working with Rulmeca for nearly a decade and helped them to relocate to Wallaceburg back in January of 2010,” said Stuart McFadden, Director of Economic Development Services at the Municipality. “I’m thrilled to see the completion of this latest expansion because it’s another signal that companies are seeing the value that Chatham-Kent offers and that the Municipality is making it easier for them to invest and grow.”
Founded in 1962, the Rulmeca Group has grown to be a leading partner to the global materials handling industry. With its four product brands, Rulmeca, Precismeca, Melco and CPM, Rulmeca Group is the world’s largest supplier of rollers/idlers, pulleys and motorized pulleys for heavy duty belt conveyors for quarries and mining applications. With over 1,200 employees, 10 manufacturing facilities and 8 sales offices located globally, Rulmeca Group serves clients in more than 85 countries.
For more information about Rulmeca Canada, please visit their website at http://rulmeca.ca/.
Marco Ghisalberti, President, Rulmeca Group of Companies (left) and Joe Hartney, President, Rulmeca Canada Limited (right)
Group photo of employees
Marketing and Communications Officer, Economic Development Services
Municipality of Chatham-Kent
Phone: 519-352-8401 x2039