Canon Virginia Inc., the manufacturing division of Canon Inc., is expanding its tool shop to alleviate crowding and prepare for anticipated future business.
The tool shop will now be utilizing space left vacant after an adjacent warehousing operation was moved to a different part of the facility, said a Canon Virginia spokeswoman.
“It gave them the capacity to tear down that wall and give [the tool shop] more space,” she said.
The expansion adds 17,000 square feet, bringing the tool shop's total footprint up to 43,200 square feet.
Based in Newport News, Va., Canon Virginia has been supplying molds to outside customers for about a decade.