THUNDER BAY – The power of the Internet, and local business in Thunder Bay came together in the sale of Canadian art to China. “Lake Superior Art Gallery was proud to provide 80 Inukshuks to Armstrong Fluid Systems for the official opening of their Shanghai Facility in China,” stated JP Fraser, owner of the Thunder Bay Art Gallery.
Armstrong Fluid Power which opened a new facility in China selected Lake Superior Art Gallery as the source for their gifts to dignitaries at their grand opening. “They wanted a high quality Canadian made piece of art that represents Canada and our culture,” explained JP Fraser of Lake Superior Art Gallery.
Armstrong took a major stride in its international expansion this summer when it cut the ribbon on a manufacturing facility in China. The Armstrong Fluid Systems Shanghai facility measures over 30,000 square feet (2,800 square meters) and marks the company’s third plant in Asia, and ninth globally.
Located just outside of Shanghai, the new building will absorb the existing Shanghai sales office, along with all aspects of finance, procurement, logistics, field service, and commissioning Integrated Plant Controls. Operations will include manufacturing, assembly and testing for commercial pumps, circuit balancing valves, and Flo-Trex valves. Led by Russell Hall, General Manager, Armstrong China Operations also encompass engineering and customer service functions for the Far East region.
“Armstrong has been doing business in China for over 25 years“, confirms Laidler, “Seveloping our activities in China is an integral part of our expanding global strategy, and we will continue to seek an increased presence in the Chinese market”.