Delta, BC, Mayor Lois E. Jackson; Dr. Giorgio Squinzi, ceo of MAPEI Group; and Luigi Di Geso, ceo of MAPEI Americas, cut the ribbon that signaled the official opening of the MAPEI plant expansion in Western Canada.

MAPEI recently added 44,000 sq. ft. to the warehouse, shipping and office space at its Delta, British Columbia, manufacturing facility, nearly doubling the total footprint to 78,779 sq. ft. A new Quality Control Laboratory is also included in the additional space.

“We have responded to the growth of two areas of our business in Western Canada – the flooring installation sector and the concrete restoration sector,” said Luigi Di Geso, president and ceo of MAPEI Americas. “We view this expansion as an opportunity to support and grow our relationships with construction partners in this area of the country.”

The Delta plant will continue to manufacture powdered mortars, powdered grouts and related surface preparation products, as well as expand its production of concrete repair mortars, self-leveling underlayments/toppings and other concrete restoration products. The plant currently produces 1.2 million pounds of powdered products per week. With the added space now available, the Delta facility will also warehouse and ship more liquid adhesives, which are manufactured in other MAPEI Americas locations. These adhesives, the Ultrabond ECO line, are used to install carpet, wood and resilient.

MAPEI's Delta, British Columbia-based plant.

“MAPEI is celebrating the grand opening of the Delta expansion for another outstanding reason, too,” Di Geso added. “This new building is a candidate for LEED certification by the Canadian Green Building Council. We worked with our architect, Raffaele Greco of Greco Design & Construction, and with Bjorn Richt of Recollective Consulting, a local LEED consultant, to design the facility with environmental characteristics always at the forefront of our plans.”

With these designs, the plant has been able to reduce use of potable water for irrigation by 100 percent, by using captured rainwater, MAPEI said. The company also reduced its material costs for the construction project by 30 percent through the use of recycled materials such as fly ash used in concrete, and recycled structural steel and rebar.