THUNDER BAY – It is another example of how Thunder Bay’s economy is changing. On Thursday, Venshore Mechanical will be celebrating the grand opening of the company’s new state of the art Pipe & Module Fabrication Facility.
The just completed 18,000 square foot facility constructed on the old abandoned Winston Hall property will generate 20+ new unionized jobs for Thunder Bay.
A couple of the unique features of the building are the ability for the two 10,000 pound overhead cranes to transfer materials from outside to inside the building through a 30’ high by 70’ wide door opening. The building is also the first of its kind to have radiant floor heating throughout the entire shop space.
Construction of the new plant began in spring of 2009 and took a year to complete. The facility took over 16,000 man hours of local construction trades to construct at a cost of 2.8 million dollars
Purpose of the plant is to utilize local metal trades and fabricate piping and complete modules for clients in throughout North America.
The other purpose is to offer a more cost effective manufacturing abilities for local and area Mining Operations, Power Generation, Pulp and Paper and Gas transmission clients.