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M A N U FA C T U R I N G & FA B R I C AT I O N Canada Metal (Pacific) Continues US Expansion BY CRAIG RITCHIE with New Virginia Manufacturing Centre Continued US Expansion Could Create as Many as 70 New Jobs Over the Next Three Years. Delta, BC-based Canada Metal (Pacific) continues to experience strong growth on the strength of its OEM and aftermarket anode business - to the point the company has expanded its operations in the United States with a new manufacturing plant in Virginia. The recently opened facility marks the second phase of Canada Metal's continued expansion into the eastern United States. The company, which operates a 40,000 square-foot production and engineering facility in Delta as well as a 45,000 square-foot manufacturing plant in Ningbo, China, took its first steps into the US last summer when the company opened a 14,300 square-foot distribution centre in Virginia Beach, VA, in order to better serve clients along the Atlantic seaboard. "We started with the distribution operation, and it worked out so well that we quickly outgrew the facility, " says Canada Metal (Pacific) president, John Mitchell. "The end result of that is that we've now opened a second, larger facility in Suffolk, Virginia, where we will begin casting anodes for commercial clients in eastern North America." Mitchell notes that the new Suffolk facility is expected to begin casting operations this summer. "CMP conducted a very comprehensive investigation as to where to establish its US operation," notes Jim Stuart, CMP's vice president of business development. "Virginia Beach came out head and shoulders above all other locations due to its highly skilled labour force, excellent logistics, and, most importantly, having a culture that personifies our desire to be fully integrated within the community in which we conduct our business." While the original intent of CMP's US expansion was to provide a closer distribution point for faster delivery to clients along the east coast, the new facilities have provided additional benefits at Canada Metal's home base in Delta. Shifting inventory warehousing to Virginia has freed space at the Delta plant, allowing the company to expand the engineering operation for its Octopus autopilots. Headquartered in Delta, British Columbia, Canada Metal (Pacific) brands include Marytr anodes, Rocna and Vulcan anchors, Titan chains, Octopus drive systems and Intelisteer remote steering systems. Along with its new operations in Virginia, the company also has a production facility in Italy through its acquisition of Seaguard Italy. 21

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IMPACT – NMMA CANADA DAY ON THE HILL - Canada’s boating industry came together in Ottawa for two days of discussions, planning and meetings with the new Liberal government and key Ministry staff. This covers the important industry issues and how we hope to move boating forward in 2016. – By Andy Adams
MANUFACTURING FABRICATION - SEA RAY - Boat manufacturer Sea Ray speeds production and eliminates labour intensive manual sanding by applying robotics with help of unique abrasive nylon brush. – By Greg Rankin – Power PR
MANUFACTURING FABRICATION - CANADA METAL - Canada Metal (Pacific) continues their US market expansion with a new Virginia Manufacturing Center. Continued US expansion could create as many as 70 new jobs over the next three years. – By Craig Ritchie
MADE IN CANADA – STAINLESS OUTFITTERS - Stainless Outfitters, established in 1993 was the original supplier to such well-known names as Hinterhoeller Yachts, builders of Nonsuch, C&C Yachts, Bombardier Aerospace and others. – By Glen Cairns
NMEA - SATELLITE TV - Re-printed from the NMEA Marine Electronics Journal, this story delivers the latest in Sat TV from the experts at KVH Industries, Cobham and Intellian. – By NMEA Staff

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