Sherbrooke, Quebec – Cooper Standard Automotive Inc. celebrated the grand opening of a new, 138,000-sq.-ft. site in Sherbrooke dedicated toward its Industrial Specialty Group.
The $10 million (€8.4 million) project consolidated three existing ISG facilities, bringing 250 employees under one roof. The site will produce extruded EPDM rubber sealing products for the non-automotive industrial, commercial and specialty vehicle markets. The site also will house a new enterprise resource planning system and provide employee skill enhancement programs.
North America President Bill Pumphrey said during a ribbon cutting ceremony on 21 Sept that the $3.47 billion automotive supplier sees significant opportunities in the non-automotive sectors.
Sherbrooke Innopole worked closely with Cooper Standard during the completion of the project, which took two years.
ISH is a dedicated group within Cooper Standard that serves the power sports, marine, agriculture, construction, commercial vehicle and recreation vehicle markets.
Based in Novi, Michigan, Cooper Standard is a leading automotive supplier with four core product focuses — rubber and plastic sealing, fuel and brake lines, fluid transfer hoses, and anti-vibration systems with 30,000 employees in 20 countries.