Whitehorse manufacturer Northerm gets $130K in IRAP funding

Will contribute to the implementation of automation equipment, lean processes.

January 26, 2017   by PLANT STAFF

WHITEHORSE, Yukon — Northerm Windows and Doors is getting a $130,345 boost from the National Research Council of Canada to improve its manufacturing process.

The company, based in Whitehorse, Yukon, makes, energy-efficient windows, doors and commercial aluminum glazing systems for markets across Canada’s north and Alaska.

The funding, through NRC’s IRAP program, will support the implementation of automation technologies and lean process improvement, while consolidating production at the Whitehorse plant.

“NRC-IRAP’s support is enabling us to increase our production capacity, create a safer work environment and improve quality,” said David Bourd, general manager of Northerm Windows and Doors. “We can now be more responsive to the demands of our building industry while feeling confident in going out and expanding our market.”

The company is a division of the RAB Energy Group.

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