Wheelabrator Group Inc., a Norican Group company, will be consolidating its North American operations. It will centralize both its sales and engineering by creating a North American Region Hub at its LaGrange, GA, facility. The company’s Burlington, Ontario ON will close in a phased shutdown and services will transition to LaGrange by the end of 2018. Wheelabrator NA sales and service leader Marty Magill commented: “It’s challenging to make such a significant change to our business when it impacts highly valued employees. We have not taken the decision lightly and we thank our loyal team for their contribution to our success. “The centralization of our Wheelabrator NA business allows us to join our sales and technology teams under one roof. This has become necessary to ensure we can move swiftly to meet customer needs for equipment, parts and service technology in an increasingly ‘just-in-time’ manufacturing landscape.” The LaGrange facility will become the headquarters for all North American sales and service operations, engineering and technology development and the Customer Application Lab. The company plans to continue leveraging its flexible manufacturing footprint to strengthen the parts and equipment offering, and improve both lead times and service levels. It expects to expand its Monterrey, Mexico, operations in 2018. Pierre Tanguay, NA supply chain leader added: “Our mission is to exceed our customer’s expectations and help them thrive in a fast-paced, highly competitive market. The flexibility of our sourcing, manufacturing and distribution model is critical to our customer commitment to provide competitively priced, best-in-class technology solutions.” www.noricangroup.com