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Sudbury company manufacturing protection suits for nuclear power industry

Abraflex has purchased a manufacturing facility to make plastic suits for Bruce Power, used by personnel for radiation protection.
Sudbury company Abraflex will manufacture plastic suits for Bruce Power, which are designed to protect personnel against radiation. (Bruce Power photo)

Abraflex will manufacture plastic safety suits for use in the nuclear power industry at a new manufacturing facility in the town of Paisley.

The company is a subsidiary of ABS Group of Companies, which is located in Lively, just outside of Sudbury.

It serves the mining, pulp and paper, and heavy industries, providing fabrication, machining, plastics, gaskets, valves, pumps, conveyor belt parts, assembly, rubber lining and molding, and repair services.

Abraflex has recently begun manufacturing the Mark IIIB plastic suits for Bruce Power, which are used by personnel for radiation protection.

To this end, the company announced it has purchased a 12,000-square-foot manufacturing facility, on 44 acres of land in Paisley, located in Bruce County.

“We are happy to be a part of the Paisley community and supporting local economic growth and local job creation,” said John Bradley, president and CEO of ABS Group of Companies, in an Oct. 23 news release.

“Paisley was an ideal location, given the availability of labour supply, affordable housing, and proximity to the Bruce Power site. The 12,000-square-foot facility on 44 acres of land provides Abraflex with the flexibility to grow our manufacturing, warehousing, and storage and repair areas as we expand our relationship with Bruce Power and the surrounding communities.”

Abraflex currently has 21 full-time employees and 12 additional workers trained and available for part-time employment. The company said it will be able to grow as demand increases, and has room for 200 employees at the new facility.