Enhancing Dajcor Aluminum

Inside the Dajcor Aluminum facility. December 19, 2016. (Photo by Natalia Vega)

The new year will be bringing some changes to Dajcor Aluminum Ltd.

The manufacturing company in Chatham recently received $2.48-million in funding from the federal government, which will allow them to purchase some new equipment and increase production.

“Some thoughts we had for the future were able to be brought forward a lot sooner because this enabled us to do it, without having to do it organically,” says company President Mike Kilby.

Also coming up, are about ten new job openings.

“We’ll be putting the ‘looking for people’ sign on the door come January,” he says.

Kilby says Dajcor has grown quite a bit over the past few years. They’ve gone from employing about 20 people in 2010 to having 160 employees in 2016.

One reason for their growth and success is the company’s focus on innovation.

“Our mandate has been to continue to update the equipment and skills here,” says Kilby. “We’ve done extensive training, [and] we’ve been adding new state of the art equipment.”

Kilby adds although the manufacturing industry has suffered in the past, a renewed demand from the automotive industry and other sectors is pushing it forward.

Related: $2.48 Million For Dajcor Aluminum