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Titan Trailers moves to new facility


August 12, 2008
By Rock To Road

22bTitan Trailers Inc. has relocated its R&D
operations, Quality Control, Final Finish and
training departments to a new 3437 m2 facility in Delhi, Ont.

22bTitan Trailers Inc. has relocated its R&D
operations, Quality Control, Final Finish and
training departments to a new 3437 m2 facility in Delhi, Ont.

The new building features
20 bays and three loading docks. Two of the
bays are dedicated for use by the company’s
research and development engineering team.
According to Titan Trailer’s president and
founder Mike Kloepfer, “this gives the team a
constant in-process view of their work before
it goes out the door. They also get to work
directly with the Final Finish members ensuring that the features designed into the trailers
work as they were intended to.”

Kloepfer says the facility was designed
and built from the ground up as an employee-friendly green building with a special emphasis on providing as much natural light
as possible in the working areas. One of the
ways this was achieved, he explains, is the
see-through, energy-efficient overhead doors
that were positioned with a southern expo-
sure. Light sensors are strategically located
to monitor the overall brightness inside the
building. The sensors activate and deactivate
low energy lights to maintain a consistent
level of brightness.

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While a green building is a sound investment in tomorrow, it is still an investment
and requires a proper return on that investment. According to Kloepfer, expectations
are that this recent expansion will increase
productivity capability by over 30 per cent.
“By streamlining the operation and facilitating the manufacturing process, our efficiency
will rise.”