As reported by Moose Jaw today, The Brandt Group of Companies, one of the largest businesses in Saskatchewan, plans to open a new utility trailer manufacturing plant in Moose Jaw and start production later this summer.

According to the story, the company plans to create up to 200 jobs over the next three years, including jobs such as welders, equipment operators & labourers, while it hopes to draw as many employees as possible from the local labour pool.

"Brandt is very excited to become an active member of the Moose Jaw business community and we will be (using) local contractors to prepare the facility for production," said Murray Yeager, vice-president of manufacturing.

"Later, when the upgrades are complete, we will employ local vendors for everything from supplies and janitorial services to maintenance and snow removal."

The 5,760-square metre (64,000-square-foot) plant was originally home to General Cable; Brandt purchased the venue in 2012.  

The company also has long-term plans for additional expansion and more equipment purchases to outfit the plant to produce utility trailers for wider distribution across North America.

Hiring will begin immediately with the addition of 70 jobs, while Brandt will host a career fair at the plant at 76 Lancaster Road in Moose Jaw on Thursday, July 28, from 3 to 6 p.m for positions including Assemblers, Fitter/Welders, Labourers, Millwrights, Painters, Trainee's & more.

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