Kawneer is Making Moves in Canada

Last year, we communicated several strategic initiatives to upgrade our service centers and expand our capabilities in the Central and Eastern Canadian markets. One such effort included combining our current Scarborough facility and Mississauga Service Center into one new and expanded Fabrication Center for the Greater Toronto Area (GTA). In keeping with this commitment, we recently announced that we officially have a lease agreement in place for our new Greater Toronto Area Service Center. The new GTA Service Center will be located at 200 Confederation Parkway, Vaughn, Ontario and we expect to be able to move into the location by Spring 2011.

These plans were developed to provide greater flexibility and unparalleled service to our customers. We believe that we can better build and develop our talent and resources in a combined GTA location that will handle both fabrication and Kawneer Global Special Projects (KGSP) under one roof.

In addition to our new GTA facility, we have added fabrication capabilities to our Montreal Service Center by investing in state-of-the-art fabrication equipment and technology. These new capabilities will provide customers with a broader range of resources, as well as increased production, resulting in shorter lead times and enhanced quality.

These exciting developments in Canada will enable us to better meet the demand of today’s market with shorter lead times, as well as future demand, and to do so while remaining cost competitive. Great progress is being made in Central and Eastern Canada as we streamline the business to better serve the marketplace. We have a lot to build upon this year and look forward to the possibilities that it brings. We will continue to update you on these key initiatives in the Canadian market.