BOLTON, ONTARIO - Husky Injection Molding Systems Ltd. has chosen the Buffalo, N.Y., area for a North American parts distribution center, according to Mike Mumau, business development manager for the company's parts division. Husky continues to look for a location to build a new plant to supplement parts production at its Bolton headquarters, Mumau said March 23.
Husky will spend about $5 million to $7 million to construct a 65,000-square-foot center in Cheektowaga, N.Y., where it currently leases space for parts distribution.
Husky said it expects to complete the new building in November.
Husky earlier planned to build a combined parts manufacturing and distribution facility but decided it may go for two separate facilities, according to Mumau. The Maryland and Virginia area was one location that Husky considered for the combined facility.
Mumau said availability of land in Cheektowaga and local incentives such as training grants influenced Husky's decision.
More important is the site's proximity to Buffalo's airport and Husky's Bolton plant. The company ships about 75 percent of replacement parts by air for next-day delivery. A U.S. center would avoid customs delays as parts cross the Canada-U.S. border.
The company said it will continue manufacturing parts in Bolton.