BJ Take Completes a $4.8M Plant Expansion

EIN BJ Take Logo

October 14, 2022

BJ Take demonstrated its commitment to increasing manufacturing efficiency and speed to market by completing its $4.8M plant expansion.

The expansion plan was developed in 2018 to optimize the factory’s efficiency in the product design, manufacturing and logistical areas. Starting in 2019 and continuing through the Covid-19 pandemic, BJ Take has installed an ERP system for improved inventory control and greater systems visibility. An automated powder coating paint line to ensure high-quality parts and shorter lead times for both their custom and standard light fixtures has been installed, which, coupled with the recent installation of state-of-the-art laser cutting and punch presses, positions the organization to deliver high-complexity parts at a lower cost point. The plant has also installed the HG1003-ATC press brake, with an automatic tool changer and an eight-foot bending capacity to allow BJ Take to develop prototypes faster while taking advantage of 3D offline programming to test the bend sequence in a virtual environment.

Ed Buma, President of BJ Take, believes that these changes will “position BJ Take well in the lighting and design fields while offering our customers the level of service and flexibility they have grown to expect.” When asked what it means to the customer, Doug Wilson, Vice President of Sales for BJ Take, explained that “these upgrades mean that we can help our agents service their clients in ways never before possible. Using the new 3D computer applications, we can take our customers’ requirements and design a virtual prototype quickly and reliably. Using the HG1003-ATC, we can then make a physical representation for testing purposes.” He continued, “in short, we have become even faster and more reliable when it comes to designing, manufacturing and delivering our products to those needing it.”

The plant expansion allows BJ Take to also take full advantage of its infrastructure to design and develop custom lighting solutions and OEM light fixture manufacturing.

Source

Related Articles


Latest Articles

  • Regulations Amending the Products Containing Mercury Regulations – A Call to Consultation

    Regulations Amending the Products Containing Mercury Regulations – A Call to Consultation

    January 29, 2023 By Line Goyette Under the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999, the Canadian government is proposing the Regulations amending the products containing mercury. Consultation is open until March 9, 2023. The Products Containing Mercury Regulations (the Regulations), which were published on November 19, 2014, and came into force on November 8, 2015, prohibit the manufacture and import of products containing mercury… Read More…

  • A Career with Purpose – Apprentices Building Canada’s Reduced Carbon Future

    A Career with Purpose – Apprentices Building Canada’s Reduced Carbon Future

    January 27, 2023 By Yoana Turnin, Project Manager, EHRC In 2021, Canada joined 120+ other countries in committing to achieving net-zero emissions by year 2050 in an effort to “avert the worst impacts of climate change.” In a few words, that means either reducing or offsetting the economy’s greenhouse gas emissions through electrification, energy efficiency… Read More…

  • Challenges, Opportunity, and Labour Demand in the Construction Industry

    Challenges, Opportunity, and Labour Demand in the Construction Industry

    January 27, 2023 By Blake Marchand There is some uncertainty in the overall market right now, relating to inflation, interest rates, even global events like the war in Ukraine have an impact. These factors will have an impact on the construction industry, which may have an impact on broader opportunities for electrical contractors. Although, anecdotally… Read More…

  • First Retrofit Financed by the Canada Infrastructure Bank Receives IREE Certification

    First Retrofit Financed by the Canada Infrastructure Bank Receives IREE Certification

    January 27, 2023 The Canada Green Building Council (CAGBC) and the Canada Infrastructure Bank (CIB) have announced Dream’s 366 Bay St. redevelopment in Toronto is the first retrofit project financed by the CIB to achieve Investor Ready Energy Efficiency (IREE) certification. IREE certification is part of the CIB’s Building Retrofits Initiative and is administered through… Read More…


Changing Scene

  • City Electric Supply Opens Two New Branches

    City Electric Supply Opens Two New Branches

    January 31, 2023 City Electric Supply has annouced two new branches in Sudbury and Kemptville. CES Sudbury: 2302 Algonquin Rd, Greater Sudbury, ON P3E 4Z6 Go HERE for more informaton on the Sudbury branch. CES Kemptville: 11 Precision Dr, Kemptville, ON K0G 1J0 Go HERE for more information on the Kemptville branch. Source Read More…

  • Ouellet Group Rebrands as Innovair Solutions

    Ouellet Group Rebrands as Innovair Solutions

    Ouellet Group has annouced they have changed the name of the parent company for their various business units to Innovair Solutions. Read More…

  • Rexel Canada aims to Advance Digital Transformation with New Appointment

    Rexel Canada aims to Advance Digital Transformation with New Appointment

    January 30, 2023 Jeffery Moyle, VP Suplier & Digital Strategy with Rexel Canada Electric announced the appointment of Nadia Teixeira as Director of Digital for Canada to lead the Rexel Canada’s digital transformation. “In this role, Nadia will lead our digital transformation efforts and will be responsible for the development, maintenance, and acceleration of our… Read More…

  • Legrand Announces Its Intention to Disengage from Russia

    Legrand Announces Its Intention to Disengage from Russia

    January 30, 2023 In view of recent developments, including rising operational complexity and uncertainty, Legrand has decided to divest its Russian operations and is currently reviewing options for transferring their control in a timely and orderly manner. Legrand’s activities in Russia accounted for approximately 1.5% of full-year sales in 2022. As of December31, 2022, the… Read More…