Brandt gears up to begin production at new Moose Jaw facility

Brandt's Moose Jaw trailer manufacturing facility

The Brandt Group of Companies has opened a new utility trailer manufacturing facility in Moose Jaw, where production is expected to start in late summer of 2022.

According to Brandt, its plan is to create up to 200 positions over the next three years, 70 of which will be immediate. These positions would include assemblers, welders, material handlers, engineers and supervisors.

“Brandt is very excited to become an active member of the Moose Jaw business community and we will be hiring local contractors to prepare the facility for production,” says Murray Yeager, Brandt’s 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.”

Brandt considered this Moose Jaw facility to be an ideal location for this type of manufacturing, citing the city’s strong workforce and history as a centre for trailer production as important factors in the decision.

The 64,000 ft² facility was originally home to General Cable and was purchased by Brandt in 2012.

Also, the company outlined another significant reason for the move being that it will free up space at its North Regina Works campus to expand production for other product lines.

Also in Brandt’s long term plan is additional expansion of this new Moose Jaw trailer manufacturing facility, with the intent being to eventually produce utility trailers for North-America-wide distribution.