DELTA, BRITISH COLUMBIA, CANADA— Mapei recently completed construction on an additional 44,000 square feet of warehouse, shipping and office space at its manufacturing facility here, bringing the total footprint to 78,779 square feet. A new quality control laboratory is also included in the additional space.
“We’ve responded to the growth of two areas of our business in Western Canada—the flooring installation sector and the concrete restoration sector,” said Luigi Di Geso, president/CEO of Mapei Americas. “As the premier manufacturer of tile and stone installation systems in Canada and as a rising presence in the concrete restoration market, we view this expansion as an opportunity to support and grow our relationships with construction partners in this area of the country.”
The Delta plant will continue to manufacture powdered mortars, grouts and related surface preparation products, as well as expand its production of concrete repair mortars, self-leveling underlayments/toppings and other concrete restoration products. The plant currently produces 1.2 million pounds of powdered products per week. With the added space now available, the Delta facility will also warehouse and ship more liquid adhesives, manufactured in other Mapei locations. These adhesives in the Ultrabond Eco line are used to install carpet, wood and resilient.
“Mapei is celebrating the grand opening of the Delta expansion for another outstanding reason, too,” said Di Geso. “This new building is a candidate for LEED certification by the Canadian Green Building Council. We worked with our architect, Raffaele Greco of Greco Design & Construction, and with Bjorn Richt of Recollective Consulting, a local LEED consultant, to design the facility with environmental characteristics always at the forefront of our plans.”
Accordingly, the plant was able to reduce use of potable water for irrigation by 100% by using captured rainwater. Mapei also reduced its material costs for the construction project by 30% through the use of recycled materials such as fly ash used in concrete and recycled structural steel and rebar.
“At Mapei,” he concluded, “we believe it’s important to be a good environmental citizen as well as a strong contributor to our community’s economy.”
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