Morgan Advanced Materials expands Canadian facility

Morgan Advanced Materials has consolidated its three Canadian plants into one in Burlington, Ontario, Canada.

Morgan Advanced Materials (Burlington, Ontario, Canada) announced on July 3 that it has relocated its Composites and Defence Systems business to Burlington, which is an existing Morgan manufacturing site. Morgan says relocating to this site will offer increased capabilities for advanced composite hard armor, soldier systems, vehicle armor, lightweight vehicle technology and aerospace armor.

Combining technical expertise and equipment from three different plants located throughout Canada, the new Burlington site now offers a highly skilled workforce of more than 50, as well as 100,000-ft2/9,290m2 of manufacturing space, which is five times more than the capacity than the prior manufacturing facilities.

The transition allows Morgan to refocus its resources to be more engineering based, providing customized composite systems for defense applications used in the world’s most advanced lightweight armor solutions. The transition is expected to help Morgan produce highly advanced components in Canada for the Canadian market and for export.

“The increased headcount, new space and new equipment at the Burlington site give us a great capacity boost that will allow us to supply our customers with the latest products for protection of soldiers in the military,” says Duncan Eldridge, president of Morgan Composites and Defence Systems.