Marshall Canada has secured a long-term lease for its new Land Systems production and integration facility in Moncton, New Brunswick, marking a major milestone on its ambitious growth strategy in the Canadian market.
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The facility, located at 66 English Drive, will initially create up to 65 skilled jobs in the region, providing Marshall with significant new manufacturing capacity for both domestic and international customers when it opens early next year.
Marshall Canada Managing Director Sam Michaud commented: “I am delighted that we have been able to secure a suitable home for our Land Systems business in New Brunswick and expect, over the years ahead, that Marshall will become a leading employer in the region, creating a host of high-value employment opportunities both directly and through our broader supply chain.”
“We are particularly grateful from the support and guidance that we have received from a number of agencies including the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA), Opportunities New Brunswick (ONB), and Invest in Canada, without which we certainly would not have been able to bring our expansion plans to fruition on such an accelerated timescale.”
The Government of Canada, through ACOA, is contributing $2 million to support building renovations and the purchase of advanced manufacturing equipment.
“The Government of Canada is pleased to invest in Marshall Canada as it builds its new facility here in New Brunswick,” said the Honourable Ginette Petitpas Taylor, Minister of Official Languages and Minister responsible for ACOA. “We are looking forward to working together to take advantage of future growth opportunities in the aerospace and defence industry. By strengthening our key sectors and investing in job creators like Marshall, we are helping to grow a thriving and inclusive economy for Atlantic Canadians.”
Opportunities New Brunswick Minister Arlene Dunn, commented: “By creating the right conditions for growth, where companies like Marshall want to invest, our government is paving the way for a stronger New Brunswick.
“Marshall’s investment is an important win for our aerospace and defence sector and a testament to the strength of our province’s overall value proposition. This is a great sign of things to come, and will mean high quality employment opportunities for New Brunswickers, as well as direct and indirect supply chain opportunities.”
Key members of the management team for the new site are already in place and work is well underway to begin fit-out as soon as Marshall takes possession of the building in April. Recruitment for the core production team is expected to begin later in 2022, with a view to commissioning the facility early in 2023.
Based on its current expectations, Marshall anticipates that it will boost New Brunswick’s fabricated metal manufacturing sector GDP by as much as 15% by 2026 as well as driving export revenues to help address the province’s trade deficit in the sector.
Similarly, if it is able to capitalise on a number of key domestic and international defence procurement programs, Marshall expects to be generating as many as 500 direct and indirect jobs in the province before the end of the decade.
Katie Curran, Interim CEO, Invest in Canada said: “Invest in Canada is very pleased to support Marshall’s expansion in Canada and welcomes the benefits that it will soon bring to New Brunswick and the Maritimes. World-class global companies such as Marshall are attracted to Canada’s competitive advantages: exceptional talent, access to the world’s largest market and a high level of transparency.”
Marshall Canada is part of privately-owned British business Marshall Group, headquartered in Cambridge, UK, which operates across a range of sectors including aerospace and defence, training and education, fleet management and property, employing around 2,000 across the UK, Northern Europe, Canada, the US and the UAE.