JFE Shoji Expanding in Canada

Written by Laura Miller

JFE Shoji continues to invest and expand in North America.

JFE Shoji Power Canada Inc. announced it will invest $20 million over the next 18 months to expand production of electrical transformer cores for use in oil-filled distribution and larger power transformer markets. This will increase its use of electrical steel, a product which is seeing increasing demand for its use in power transformers as well as electrical vehicles.

JFE Shoji logo.2“The demands on expanding and upgrading our electrical grid and enabling the transition to more sustainable electrical power generation systems are significant,” said Ron Harper, president and CEO of Burlington, Ontario-based JFE Shoji Power Canada in a press release.

“JFE Shoji is committed to being a leading company in the investments in our supply chain to support expanded electrification of our communities and the decarbonization of our emissions. There have been many challenges to growth in the past year, and we intend to meet those challenges head on with investments in people, production equipment and automation,” Harper said.

JFE Shoji Power Canada provides products and services to electrical transformer OEMs across North America. Its parent company, JFE Shoji Corp., is an electrical steel producer based in Tokyo.

Los Angeles-based JFE Shoji America Holdings Inc. recently acquired steel framing company California Expanded Metal Products Co. (CEMCO).

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