Cabinet maker Miralis enters the “4.0 era” with two factory projects

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Cabinet manufacturer Miralis enters “it”re 4.0” with two factory projects

The Minister of Economy, Christopher Skeete, and the Minister of Natural Resources and Forests, Maïté Blanchette Vézina, made the announcement at the Miralis facilities in Saint-Anaclet-de-Lessard.

Quebec grants $23.5 million to Miralis to help it increase its production capacity in the automation of manufacturing operations. The company announced on Monday the construction of a second plant on its site in Saint-Anaclet-de-Lessard and another plant in Quebec.

The project represents a total investment of $45 million for the company. Miralis will build a second factory on its production site in Saint-Anaclet-de-Lessard which will allow the company to enter the 4.0 era. This new factory will be largely automated.

“We have been working on this project for 10 years.

—Daniel Drapeau, President and CEO for Miralis

As for the plant in Quebec, ultra-compact stone countertops will be produced there. The cabinet company will therefore diversify its activities with the acquisition of specialized equipment to manufacture this new material used in the kitchen, which is more resistant than quartz.

Miralis is a company specializing in the manufacture of kitchen cabinets.

Miralis currently has 265 employees. These two projects would create approximately 40 additional jobs. The company's President and CEO, Daniel Drapeau, is confident that he will be able to fill the positions.

We can handle that. In proportion, the new factory will require far fewer people to manufacture almost the same quantity of products. So we will be able to continue our current activities and enter a much more modern world, explains the CEO.

The company invests at a time when the economy is slowing due to inflationary pressures. Daniel Drapeau ensures that the order book is full until February 2023, even if he does observe a slowdown.

Daniel Drapeau, President and CEO of the Miralis company in Saint-Anaclet-de-Lessard

There has been a big boom in the renovation in recent years. There, we see a return to normal, perhaps even a slowdown. But the important thing is to manage well, to be prudent and to have the right partners, says the businessman.

The Minister for the Economy, Christopher Skeete, was present at the announcement along with the Minister of Natural Resources and Forests and Minister responsible for the Bas-Saint-Laurent and Gaspésie–Îles-de-la- Madeleine, Maïté Blanchette Vézina.

The latter made a point of saying that the Government of Quebec, as well as Investissement Quebec, can help companies that wish to do so, to modernize. I think there is an awareness of the technological shift […] and companies want to do it, believes the member for Rimouski for the Coalition avenir Québec.

If we want to continue to produce locally, to have manufacturing jobs in Quebec, we have no choice but to start this shift, added the Minister of the Economy, Christopher Skeete, during the press conference Monday. .

Construction of the new plant in Sainte-Anaclet-de-Lessard has already begun and the opening is scheduled for 2023.

With information from Isabelle Damphousse.

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