TORONTO - FSP Inc., a new rotomolding equipment operation in Walhalla, N.D., is running six days a week for U.S. and international customers, said Dick Fair, sales manager for parent firm FSP Machinery Co. (Canada) Inc. of Winkler, Manitoba. ``There are advantages to having U.S. and Canadian facilities,'' Fair said at his firm's Plast-Ex '95 exhibit in Toronto.
Some U.S. customers like to buy from a domestic manufacturer and there is less customs-related paperwork than when machinery is shipped from Canada, he said. A U.S. operation also qualifies for low-cost loans from the Export/Import Bank in sales to developing countries, he said.
The 30-employee Walhalla operation mainly makes indepen-dent-arm and shuttle rotomolders. FSP's Winkler headquarters makes these machines plus clam-shell rotomolders, mixers, materials-handling machinery and large aluminum tools for rotational molding.