M CON provides MPP with concrete proof

Special to WC Online

CARP – M Con Products Inc. recently gave MPP Dr. Merrilee Fullerton a concrete example of a flourishing business in the Carp Road Corridor.

Kanata-Carleton MPP Fullerton took a tour of the precast concrete company on Jan. 28 led by M Con’s director of operations Marco Mion and plant manager Tim Underhill.

“Merrilee Fullerton was impressed by her informative tour of M CON Products’ facility,” Mion said. “Dr. Fullerton commented on the size of the facility, the sustainability of the precast concrete products and the provision of local employment.”

Organized in conjunction with Canadian Concrete Pipe & Precast Association, the tour included an update about the concrete industry from CCPPA technical resources engineer Jude Tremblay, as well as a detailed tour of the 30-acre site which includes the 104,000 square-foot manufacturing facility.

Thank you to M CON Products Inc. for your informative tour this morning,” Fullerton stated on social media following the tour. “This local Carp business is a manufacturer of sustainable precast concrete infrastructure.”

Mion and Underhill gave Fullerton an introduction to M CON at the main office building before showing her the manufacturing plant.

“It was a pleasure touring MPP Merrilee Fullerton around our facility,” Mion said. “She was very engaged as we showed her the stages of manufacturing precast concrete products, from producing a cage, to pouring and curing the concrete, to storing the finished product. She asked astute questions and was surprised by the size of the plant, how much external storage we have, the amount of local jobs we create, and the contribution we make in the Ottawa region by sourcing local materials and supplying local construction projects.”

The MPP was also shown the large array of product-handling equipment and vehicles in the yard and presented with M CON branded merchandise.

M CON Products Inc. was established in 1989 in Carp, but its roots go back much further, all the way to 1956 when Central Precast Inc. was founded in Ottawa. Central Precast Inc. was established to service the Ottawa and Eastern Ontario areas with high quality precast products. Included were circular maintenance holes, catchbasins and valve chambers. As the City of Ottawa and surrounding areas grew, so did the need for new and innovative sewer infrastructure products, M CON Products Inc. was founded with the aim to provide this fast-growing market with high quality products on time and at a competitive price.

The Carp facility services Eastern Ontario, Central Ontario and Northern Ontario. M CON Products Inc. has a9683 sq.m (104,222 sq. ft) manufacturing facility with state of the art manufacturing equipment. The plant has plenty of heated indoor storage capacity for its raw materials coupled with a computerized batching plant. This combination insures consistent quality precast concrete products. The site also has over 161,874 sq. ft (40 acres) of storage capacity for finished products, allowing customers to have a ready inventory of products to get projects started.

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