The fast-growing International Motrec plans to double the size of its factory in the coming months. The company favors the option to expand its plant in the industrial park Gene-H.-Kruger in Sherbrooke, but does not eliminate the possibility of a factory in another municipality as Drummondville, Magog, Windsor or Plattsburgh.
“We were approached by other cities and we looked at the possibility of relocating us elsewhere, but at the end of the day, our preference is to keep and centralize all our activities in Sherbrooke. With all the work we have done with Sherbrooke Innopole and other stakeholders from provincial and federal governments, I am very optimistic. I believe and I hope we will arrive at an agreement that will keep us in Sherbrooke, “says Blair McIntosh, owner of International Motrec.
The decision is expected in April. Work should begin before the summer and continue until October.
The Sherbrooke plant currently has an area of 30,000 square feet and the company needs 60,000 square feet to meet the growing demand for its electric industrial vehicles.
The Sherbrooke company has nearly 75 employees and has a payroll of $ 3 million.
Sherbrooke Innopole confirms in talks with International Motrec.
“We are working very hard on Motrec file for several months. I am in regular contact with Mr McIntosh to finalize an offer that meets in all respects to his business and I am very optimistic in this respect. Obviously I can not reveal you the details because we are still under discussion and especially bound by confidentiality, but be assured that we absolutely everything to ensure that the business will continue its growth in Sherbrooke, “said Executive Director Josée Fortin.