ST. BRUNO, QUEBEC - Concentrates supplier C.M.H. Inc. moved operations from Longueuil, Quebec, to a plant it acquired in St. Bruno, and began production there the first week of January.
C.M.H. bought the assets of Les Produits Jalisson Inc. from bankruptcy trustee Jean Fortin & Associates in early December and completed the relocation to Jalisson's former plant in early January, said C.M.H. President Jean-Bernard Champagne. He and an undisclosed investor own C.M.H.
Champagne said the asset purchase and relocation to the larger, Montreal-area facility expands C.M.H.'s capacity and will help it diversify. C.M.H. has focused on color concentrates for packaging films and sold some concentrates to blow and injection molders. It mainly works with polypropylene and styrenic compounds. C.M.H. will add outdoor furniture, hardware, auto and vinyl film replacement markets to its business, Champagne said.
C.M.H. now runs four compounding lines at St. Bruno and is to start two more in June, when employment at the plant should reach 40.
Jalisson began running into trouble a few years ago when key customers, including defunct outdoor furniture maker Euro United Inc., started sticking it with unpaid bills, according to Champagne.