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Northern Cables expanding to add more production capacity


August 2, 2018
By Ellen Cools
Northern Cables CEO Shelley Bacon, left, President Todd Stafford, centre, and Vice-president Joe Brunner, right Courtesy Deanna Clark

August 2, 2018 — Northern Cables Inc. is expanding its facility in Prescott, Ont., adding a 16,200 sq. ft. addition that will connect the company’s Susan Street plant with a Northern Cables building on Wood Street.

The company is investing $2 million in the expansion, which will reportedly add new jobs in Prescott and another 10-12 jobs at their Brockville sites over the next few years.

Northern Cables’ president, Todd Stafford, says the expansion will give the company more production capacity.

“It’s going to give us more capacity, so obviously it should make us better able to service our customers because we can react faster and take larger orders,” he adds.

The company chose to expand now because of space constraints in their current facilities.

According to Stafford, the building should be finished by the end of 2018 and machinery will be installed in 2019.

“Hopefully by the time we get the building in and all of the machinery installed we’ll be beyond all those tariff conversations,” he adds.

The company is using local contractors in the expansion, and the main machinery will be made in Canada machinery.

The expansion “will give us a few years of room for capital growth to add machines as we grow, or if opportunities come up [we’ll have] a space to be able to react to that,” Stafford concludes.