Equipment manufacturer says additions to manufacturing operations will accommodate increased product demand.
Screening and crushing equipment manufacturer McCloskey International, Peterborough, Ontario, continued its expansion in 2012, with 60 percent overall growth, a 30 percent increase in workforce and the addition of over 136,000 in square footage to its plants in Canada and Northern Ireland over the past year, the company reports.
In 2012 the Peterborough factory expanded its facility to house a new approximately 42,500 square feet of new warehouse and shipping/receiving building and additional space for production lines adding up to 78,000 square feet. Since 2008, the company says the footprint of the Canadian factory has increased by more than 50 percent, with five new buildings and production areas added within the past year. The plant in Ireland has been undergoing substantial growth as well over the course of 2012, the company adds .A 9,000-square-foot building was added as well as a 7,000-square-foot assembly building in Coalisland, Northern Ireland assembling the C38, I44, and I54 crushers.
In addition to its physical expansion, over the past twelve months the company says it has continued to add new international dealers across all regions to represent the number of new products that were added to the company’s portfolio.
“There have been many contributors to our success, but one of the greatest is the strength of our dealer base worldwide,” says Paschal McCloskey, president and CEO of McCloskey International. “Their enthusiasm for the products, industry knowledge and their understanding of what the customer needs is the engine behind our growth. We have 65 dealers and our goal in the next two years is to have 100. There is a lot of opportunity as we continue to grow our share of the markets worldwide, and explore new applications for our machines.”
The expansion will continue into 2013-2014 as the Peterborough plant will install new equipment valued over $1.2 million to continue to meet worldwide demand for its products across multiple industries in a variety of applications. The Tyrone plant will add conveyor construction to their production mix. McCloskey says the additional space will allow the company to keep pace with the anticipated continued double digit growth for 2013 – 2014.