a Division of Fibre Laminations Ltd.
is a Division of Fibre Laminations Ltd. founded in 1976 as a manufacturer
of Fiberglass canoes and swimming pool panels. The company started in
Stoney Creek in a rented 2000 sq. ft. facility. By 2002, the organization
has grown to over 50 full time permanent employees working out of 2
facilities in Hamilton totalling over 36, 000 sq. ft. Over the years
of growth, Fibre Laminations Ltd. has manufactured a diversified product
line ranging from satellite dishes to hydroponic tanks. Currently, Canuck
Industries Division of Fibre Laminations Ltd. specializes in the manufacturing
of fiberglass automotive aftermarket products such as van and pickup
truck running boards and is the industry leader in the manufacturing
of state of the art Fiberglass composting toilets. Other current production
products include roof fairings and other parts for the heavy truck industry.
Our products can be found on every continent of the world.
automotive aftermarket accessory line includes running boards and steps
for vans, pickup trucks and sport utility vehicles as well as sunvisors,
performance products etc. Our customers include large and small warehouse
distributors across North America as well as OEM's such as General Motors.
Fibre Laminations Ltd. currently has several major product lines. Our
composting toilets are an environmentally friendly product and are used
in applications such as cottages where a septic system is unsuitable
or uneconomical. Although our major markets are in North America we
are shipping composting products across the world. All of our composting
toilets are sold and marketed by Sun-Mar Corp.
and contract manufacturing division provides design, tooling and manufacturing
services for customers needing fiberglass moulds and parts for their
Division of Fibre Laminations Ltd. makes parts and products out of fiberglass
and polyester thermoset resin using primarily a sprayup/hand layup process
in open moulds. We use advanced state of the art gelcoat application
equipment from Magnum Industries. Their FIT (Fluid Impingement Technology)
gun is designed to apply the liquid polyester gelcoat to the moulds
without the atomization inherent with standard spray equipment. The
result is an operation with significantly reduced styrene emissions
and an improved worker environment. We also use Magnum's FIT technology
chopper guns to apply the resin and fiberglass to the moulds. The material
is then worked into the moulds by hand using skilled laminators and
hand tools. We also use advanced styrene suppressed resins to help meet
all environmental and labour guidelines for air quality. The second
phase of our operation involves trimming the parts after de-moulding.
This is done by hand using air tools. The final phase of production
involves inspection and packaging for the automotive products and assembly,
inspection, testing and packaging for our composting toilets.
Division of Fibre Laminations Ltd. has a full product development department
that is capable of designing composite products from concept to production.
The department is headed by one of the company principals, a professional
engineer with over 25 years experience in composite design. We currently
utilize computer aided design techniques based on the Pro/Engineer CAD
software to speed up the design process, shorten the design cycle and
improve our overall accuracy. We also have in house a state of the art
5 axis CNC machining centre for precision pattern and mould making.
Fibre Laminations Ltd. can design products to meet any specific requirements
from fire and flame spread ratings to specific regulatory requirements
such as CSA approval.