MISSISSAUGA, ONTARIO — Rubbermaid Home Products is completing an expansion of its Canadian facility. Rubbermaid Canada installed its first blow molding machine at the Mississauga plant, in addition to three large-tonnage injection presses. Rubbermaid Home Products spokeswoman Keri Butler Halloran said the multimillion-dollar program is on schedule to be finished this quarter.
The project represents the largest investment at the Rubbermaid Canada plant in more than 30 years, but Halloran did not disclose the dollar figure.
The expansion includes more warehouse space and increased use of robots. Rubbermaid Canada began the project last September.
The new blow molding machine is a T-2000 Milacron model with two 25-pound heads. It was installed earlier this year to make trash cans.
Rubbermaid Canada employs about 350 at facilities in Mississauga, Montreal and Calgary, Alberta.