SAINT-BONIFACE, Quebec — Milette Doors, a Quebec-based wooden door manufacturer, has invested $2.4 million in a log breakdown line capable of processing 300 feet of lumber every minute.
The expansion includes a new high-speed chop saw and scanner system that analyzes the size, color, and position of the knots while minimizing wood waste. Milette Doors invested in the new line in response to high demand.
Milette Doors reportedly financed the line with a $1 million contribution from the federal government, $240,000 from Investissement Québec, and a commercial loan from National Bank. Milette plans to make a major push into the United States.
In 1967, Gérard Milette founded a door and window manufacturing company and installed his operations in a small plant, expanding over the years. To accommodate the high demand for additional storage, the Milette Doors manufacturing plant has undergone extensive renovation. Two separate additions were added to the main structure of the plant bringing the total surface area to 122,000 sq ft. in 2010.
With its latest installations, Milette Doors will work on remaining competitive for years to come and will keep working hard on the optimization of their production methods. The goal is to increase the production capacity in order to offer the best possible product with the shortest lead-time of the industry.