Britespan has newly acquired a neighboring property to its current Wingham, Ontario location and operating facilities. Britespan’s continued growth and business outlook drove the land purchase that will increase their current footprint by 30%.
“We have been fortunate to realize the growth we have. As an organization that has been identified as one of Canada’s fastest-growing companies as announced by the Globe and Mail over the past six years, this property purchase and facility expansion was needed to support Britespan’s future capacity needs,” says John MacDonald, President of Britespan.
In this photo from left to right: Brad Robinson, Fabric Leader; Steve Burke, Vice President of Finance; Ben Hogervorst, Chief Operating Officer; John MacDonald, President; Jamie Heffer, Mayor, Municipality of Morris-Turnberry; Brandon Rybicki, Distribution/Customer Service Leader; Rob Stute, Owner, Maitland Welding and Machining; Dave Cowman, Materials Leader; Jennica Cottenie, Human Resources, and Administration Leader.
Since its inception in 2010, Britespan has year over year seen an increase in sales volume in both national and international markets. To support this progress and have optimal control of product quality and overall operations, Britespan has continued to invest in its infrastructure.
In addition to the property purchase, Britespan has expanded its distribution hours by running two shifts to meet freight volume. The steel and fabric production facilities now operate seven days a week and an office expansion was recently completed to accommodate the growing number of staff in Britespan’s sales, engineering, and administration departments.
Britespan will also be breaking ground this spring to expand their steel manufacturing plant square footage by 30% to meet production demand.
All this growth has directly impacted the number of employees at Britespan, which has increased by three times what it was just five years ago.
The additional property, purchased from Wingham locals Ron and Jennie Clark, created the opportunity to expand Britespan’s distribution footprint to support increasing sales volumes of inbound and outbound freight activity.
“Inventory investment in raw stock and finished goods is a key element of our success,” says John. “We can respond faster and have more flexibility to meet our dealers and clients' needs, a key strategic component of our organization.”
The property and facility expansions are another opportunity for Britespan to contribute to the local economy by creating more jobs. A special acknowledgment to Ron and Jennie Clark for their support and consideration in providing Britespan with the opportunity to acquire the property, as it is conveniently the neighboring property of their other facilities. The land acquired directly joins Britespan’s current manufacturing and distribution property creating more efficiency and optimization.
“As always, we recognize and appreciate the dedication and amazing work of our employees in every department and facility, as well as our authorized dealers and strategic suppliers. Our continued success and growth would not be possible without the team-oriented culture and long-term partnerships that we foster here at Britespan,” says John.
Britespan is looking for skilled and motivated individuals to join their teams in a variety of departments and positions. Learn more about our current job openings and apply today at www.britespanbuildings.com/careers
Photos by Hannah Dickie