Calabrian Corporation, a leading producer of liquid Sulfur Dioxide in North America, is building a new liquid Sulfur Dioxide production facility in the City of Timmins, Ontario. The facility will serve the local mining, paper and water treatment markets. Site development and construction will begin immediately and production is expected to begin in the fourth quarter of 2016.
The new plant will utilize Calabrian’s proprietary production process, SO2Clean™, which is virtually emission free, reliable and capital efficient.
“Following the shutdown of Sulfur Dioxide production in Sudbury and Kidd Creek in recent years, Eastern Canada consumers of Sulfur Dioxide have experienced supply challenges,” said Randy Owens, CEO of Calabrian. “We look forward to serving these markets by reducing transportation complexity and risk in a more economical way.”
Calabrian has secured long-term lease rights to an industrial site in the City of Timmins.
“The City of Timmins has been a great development partner for us and we look forward to becoming a part of their business community, “ said Owens. “Our investment would not have been possible without the support of the Timmins Economic Development Corporation, City of Timmins staff and City Council.”
“We welcome this new partnership with Calabrian, which brings with it the addition of skilled manufacturing jobs to support Canada’s mining industry,” said Steven Black, Mayor of Timmins. “We look forward to the positive economic impact it will have in our community. I would like to thank the management at Calabrian, local staff at Timmins Economic Development Corporation, Ontario Northland Transportation Commission and City Hall staff for helping highlight what our great city has to offer new industry.”
Calabrian’s geographic expansion into Eastern Canada follows its capacity addition at its site in Port Neches, TX, which was completed in 2014. Calabrian is utilizing that capacity to serve customers in Eastern Canada and will continue to do so until the new facility is commissioned. After start-up of the Eastern Canada facility, Port Neches will resume its focus on existing customer volumes, market growth, as well as new and existing derivatives.
Additionally, Calabrian announced the execution of a Sulfur Dioxide Distribution Agreement with Univar Canada Ltd., a wholly owned subsidiary of Univar Inc., to service the mining industry on an exclusive basis. “The Calabrian and Univar partnership is founded on common principles whereby Calabrian brings manufacturing excellence and Univar brings logistics, distribution and mining industry services, the combination of which will create a reliable supplier to mining customers in Eastern Canada,” said Randy Owens.
“With this new partnership, we are excited to further expand our portfolio, strengthen our position, and help us better serve mining customers in the region,” said Barry McGee, VP Business Development, Univar Canada. “Univar is the largest chemical distributor in Canada, and our team has been growing and expanding to serve mining industry customers and suppliers from Quebec to British Columbia, and we are excited to bring this new offering to our valued customers.”