Veka Ceases Canadian Production

February 18, 2009

Veka Holdings will cease production at its Edmonton, Alberta, facility, which has been running below capacity due to the ailing economy. The tooling and output from the Edmonton site will be moved to the company's plants in Reno, Nev., and Fombell, Pa. Warehousing operations will remain in Edmonton and be supplied from the Nevada and Pennsylvania plants. Company representatives report that customers' day-to-day business will not be adversely affected, as material shipments will not be interrupted during the brief period of transition.
“Veka Canada has been a solid performer over the years but given the current weak demand, it is the responsible thing to do,” says Walter Stucky, president of Veka. "We will continue to closely monitor the economic situation and as conditions improve, we hope to again be producing out of the Edmonton facility."

The extruder, headquartered in Germany and with North American headquarters in Fombell, Pa., has 18 plants worldwide.