Ontario is partnering with Cyclone Manufacturing to invest in new technology and expand its Mississauga facilities, creating 132 new jobs and retaining 554 positions.
Cyclone Manufacturing makes precision components for the aerospace industry, with services including machining, sheet metal fabrication, tube bending/welding, assembly and final processing and finishing. The company's customers include Bombardier, Spirit, Airbus, Boeing, Israel Aerospace Industries, Triumph, Lockheed Martin and AIDC.
“The project we’re announcing today marks a significant new chapter in the development of our company. With this investment in the latest production and finishing technologies, Cyclone will be able to offer even greater innovation and flexibility for our valued customers.” – Andrew Sochaj, President, Cyclone Manufacturing Inc.
With support from Ontario's Jobs and Prosperity Fund, the company is enhancing its Computer Numerical Control (CNC) production capabilities, investing in new equipment and setting up new process lines to bring work in-house that is currently outsourced. It is adding 80,000 square feet in new production space, plus the longer-term addition of a new facility. These investments will boost Cyclone's competitiveness through greater innovation, reduced costs, better energy efficiency and shorter lead times.
Ontario is providing a grant of up to $5.19 million through the Jobs and Prosperity Fund for the project, which supports an additional investment of $59.69 million from Cyclone and other sources, for a total project value of $64.88 million. The project is expected to be completed in the fall of 2021.
Cyclone Manufacturing was founded in 1964 and currently operates three plants in Mississauga, a facility in Milton and a facility in Poland.
The aerospace industry is a major part of Ontario’s advanced manufacturing sector accounting for over 21,000 direct jobs. Over half of the world’s top 25 aerospace companies have operations in the province and Ontario-based manufacturers are part of the supply chain for virtually every passenger aircraft in the world.