EquipmentWorld Tigercat Completes $12 Million Expansion
New Tigercat plant opens in Paris, Ontario.
Tigercat Industries opened the doors of its new $12 million production facility to the public on July 23. Hundreds, including employees and their families, toured the 127,000 sq. ft. building in Paris, Ontario. The plant houses production of swing machines and cut-to-length attachments, including the 200 series loaders and the 800 series track-type feller-bunchers, harvesters and loggers. To conserve energy, the building features light sensor skylights, bay door windows, and motion detector lights. The building’s roof incorporates a white rubber membrane that reflects UV rays and helps reduce heating and cooling costs. There are six overhead cranes in each bay, with room for more if needed. Specialized concrete was used for the floors to support the heavy machines manufactured there.
“Tigercat is a growing global company and this investment to expand our production capabilities is a great testament to the commitment we have to our customers and to serving them better,” states President Tony Iarocci, who was Tigercat’s first employee when the company started in 1992. The company now has nine southern Ontario locations, a large parts distribution and training center in Georgia, a sales and distribution facility in Sweden, and a dealer network that spans the globe. Iarocci notes, “We export 75% of what we produce. Tigercat has produced over 16,000 machines, and in a
time of economic turmoil has managed to gain market share. The only thing holding the company back was its inability to produce more machines. The demand was there last year and we could have produced more, and now we can.”
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