December 18, 2013
Okaply Announces New Sequential Coding System and Calgary Expansion

Okaply announces the installation of sequential coding systems for their laminated panels and further expansion to their Calgary factory and warehouse.

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January 22, 2013
Okaply Industries Expands Operation In Calgary

Okaply Industries has aquired more industrial space in Calgary to accommodate new equipment and support the growth of their business in western Canada. The company also announced the CCMC certification of their new 5/16" Vinyl covered gypsum product - Okaroc.

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October 1, 2012
Okaply Industries ltd. announces the successful installation of their robotic panel feed system

Company president Craig Starke is pleased to announce the newest addition to our manufacturing facility. "This is a proud day for us all as this project has been in the works for over a year. The complexity of engineering a system that can handle our diverse offering of panel products was no small feat". "I have to hand it to our incredible team of engineers and mechanics, led by Michel Berthiaume, under the supervision of our vice president, Sergio Martins. The robot, respectfully named "Ernie" in honor of Okaply's founder, is capable of feeding the lamination line at very impressive speeds. Mr Martins added "I am confident that this system will improve efficiency, reduce waste, and most importantly, prevent possible injury to our employees, as lifting and flipping panels weighing up to 150lbs is difficult work."
April 11, 2012
Okaply Industries Opens New Factory in Calgary

Okaply Industries, announces the opening of a new factory in Calgary, Alberta to better serve their customers in Western Canada. Okaply has been in business for 46 years and services several markets including manufacturers of modular structures, and retail home centers.

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October 31, 2011
Okaply announces the opening of its Western manufacturing facility

Company president Craig Starke confirmed the opening of the Western division. "We have all worked hard to become an important supplier to the mobile and modular industry out west" said Starke "The ability to produce and warehouse our products in Alberta will enable us to capture a larger share of the growth being experienced in the Western provinces". The plant will be strategically located in Calgary. "As we speak, our engineers are supervising the final testing of our newly customized lamination line and we anticipate full production to begin by November 30th."
November 30, 2010
Okaply announces plan to invest in new machinery

Company President Craig Starke confirms a new financing agreement with Investissement Quebec. Starke said “these funds will support our efforts to further automate our factory through the addition of robots and new equipment with the goal of improving efficiencies and widening the scope of our product offering”.
November 10, 2010
Okaply purchases a new profile wrapper

Okaply has purchased a new Profile wrapper to better serve its customers needs. Company President Craig Starke said ”this new state of the art profile wrapper is the first investment towards becoming an important moulding supplier to the mobile and modular industry in Canada.
November 1, 2010
Okaply announces new President

CEO Robert Hirscheimer has announced that the new President Craig Starke has also become a shareholder in Okaply as has Vice President Sergio Martins. “The fact that our senior management has put  their own money into the company should say a lot about how much they believe in our prospects”.
October 1, 2009
Okaply announces the strategic relocation of its manufacturing facility

Okaply Industries has consolidated its operations under one roof in Oka Quebec. The company will now have its factory, warehouse and offices in one facility that is more than 100,000 sf. CEO Robert Hirscheimer says “the move will help the business operate more efficiently and allow us to better serve our customers”.