Bradford White Canada has moved operations from its former Mississauga, Ont. facility to a much larger purpose designed facility in Halton Hills, Ont.
“When a customer calls Bradford White Canada, our goal is to be able to say, “we have it in stock, where would you like it shipped?” said general manager Paul McDonald. “Our growth in this market and our need to provide more services to our customers made the move to the new facility more than a necessity. It was an obligation to the customers we serve.”
Operations began at the new 75,000 sq. ft. location on May 1. It more than doubles warehousing space with higher ceilings and multiple shipping doors. Convenient access to major transportation routes played a hand in the decision to move.
“Here in Halton Hills we have quick access to Highways 401 and 407 and soon, with the construction of a major CN Railway transfer facility nearby, we’ll have a greater ability to ship by rail as well,” McDonald continued.
Bradford White Canada includes Bradford White water heaters, Laars Heating Systems boilers, and Niles Steel Tank storage tanks. The new facility also houses a full service parts center as well as a larger electric product conversion center to help get product to market faster.
The “crowning jewel” is a high-tech facility for training on gas and electric water heaters and gas boilers. The 1,000 sq. ft. training center features multiple live-fire stations and ample seating for contractors, engineers, distributors, and other industry partners, said McDonald.
Expanding the Canadian operation was a top priority for the company, said Nick Giuffre, president and CEO for Bradford White Corp., headquartered in Ambler, Penn. “The investment in a larger facility with expanded product offerings and training opportunities supports Bradford White’s commitment to our water heater, boiler, and storage tank customers in Canada.”