A long-time Goderich employer is now supplying components for the nuclear industry.
Akromold Inc has officially opened a second plant on Mooney Street, to manufacture high-precision parts, as a partner with Laker Energy Products and Bruce Power.
Akromold co-owner and managing partner Derek Langtry says the second facility broadens and enhances the business profile of the company that was established in 1957.
He says they were approached by Laker representatives early last year, as Laker searched for a supply partner located relatively close to the Bruce Power site.
Langtry adds that Akromold's reputation as a maker of rubber and silicone molds and other precision products helped draw Laker's attention.
The two companies signed a five-year deal last July for Akromold to be a parts supplier to Laker, which in turn supplies finished products to Bruce Power.
Langtry explains that Akromold's new operation shares computer and other systems with its existing plant, but the products each building turns out are for different applications.
He says the new plant currently employs three people on a full-time basis, but Langtry expects the workforce to grow to 10 full-timers as production increases.