Archmill House back in business at temporary facility

News Sep 04, 2009 Ancaster News

Archmill House Ltd. is rising from the ashes.

Just eight days after a devastating three alarm fire destroyed the company’s Osprey Drive manufacturing facility, the company was slated to resume full operation at a temporary facility on Nebo Road on the east mountain.

“We’re hoping by (Sept. 2) we will be working at almost full capacity,” said Curtis Drew Buchan, a manager at Archmill.

Mr. Buchan said more than 50 friends came together last weekend to help the company emerge from the fire that burned for more than 12 hours in the Ancaster Business Park. He said the company managed to salvage vital reports and documents from its administrative office, which assisted the transition back to full production.

Mr. Buchan said Archmill has crafted architectural millwork for several long-term care facilities, including Amica at Dundas. The firm has also worked for several universities including McMaster, hospitals, churches and upscale restaurants.

The company hopes to rebuild its Ancaster facility over the next 18 months, Mr. Buchan said.

Archmill recently expanded its Ancaster operations, with a 14,000- square-foot addition completed in January, 2008. The firm has about 35 employees.

“We were extremely busy and it’s only increased,” said Mr. Buchan. He estimates the company lost less than five days worth of production following the fire.

“We’re working longer hours to make up for lost time,” Mr. Buchan said.

Full-service manufacturer

Archmill House is an established full-service manufacturer of commercial and institutional architectural millwork and case goods.

The company’s products include architectural millwork in plastic laminates, natural woods and veneers, combined with architectural metals, acrylics and fabrics. Archmill completed a foyer project for Casino Rama Hotel and entertainment centre near Orillia, under general contractor Vanbots Construction Corp. The high-profile project included wood veneers and a reception desk in a cherry basket weave façade.

Debbie Spence, spokesperson for the city’s planning department, said city staff have visited the burned out Archmill building and are satisfied the structure is secure from trespass.

“In this case, the building is in a location such that it does not present danger to the public and is far enough away from surrounding buildings. In the near future we will be working with the owner to rehabilitate the site, which could potentially be through property standards.”

Archmill House back in business at temporary facility

News Sep 04, 2009 Ancaster News

Archmill House Ltd. is rising from the ashes.

Just eight days after a devastating three alarm fire destroyed the company’s Osprey Drive manufacturing facility, the company was slated to resume full operation at a temporary facility on Nebo Road on the east mountain.

“We’re hoping by (Sept. 2) we will be working at almost full capacity,” said Curtis Drew Buchan, a manager at Archmill.

Mr. Buchan said more than 50 friends came together last weekend to help the company emerge from the fire that burned for more than 12 hours in the Ancaster Business Park. He said the company managed to salvage vital reports and documents from its administrative office, which assisted the transition back to full production.

Mr. Buchan said Archmill has crafted architectural millwork for several long-term care facilities, including Amica at Dundas. The firm has also worked for several universities including McMaster, hospitals, churches and upscale restaurants.

The company hopes to rebuild its Ancaster facility over the next 18 months, Mr. Buchan said.

Archmill recently expanded its Ancaster operations, with a 14,000- square-foot addition completed in January, 2008. The firm has about 35 employees.

“We were extremely busy and it’s only increased,” said Mr. Buchan. He estimates the company lost less than five days worth of production following the fire.

“We’re working longer hours to make up for lost time,” Mr. Buchan said.

Full-service manufacturer

Archmill House is an established full-service manufacturer of commercial and institutional architectural millwork and case goods.

The company’s products include architectural millwork in plastic laminates, natural woods and veneers, combined with architectural metals, acrylics and fabrics. Archmill completed a foyer project for Casino Rama Hotel and entertainment centre near Orillia, under general contractor Vanbots Construction Corp. The high-profile project included wood veneers and a reception desk in a cherry basket weave façade.

Debbie Spence, spokesperson for the city’s planning department, said city staff have visited the burned out Archmill building and are satisfied the structure is secure from trespass.

“In this case, the building is in a location such that it does not present danger to the public and is far enough away from surrounding buildings. In the near future we will be working with the owner to rehabilitate the site, which could potentially be through property standards.”

Archmill House back in business at temporary facility

News Sep 04, 2009 Ancaster News

Archmill House Ltd. is rising from the ashes.

Just eight days after a devastating three alarm fire destroyed the company’s Osprey Drive manufacturing facility, the company was slated to resume full operation at a temporary facility on Nebo Road on the east mountain.

“We’re hoping by (Sept. 2) we will be working at almost full capacity,” said Curtis Drew Buchan, a manager at Archmill.

Mr. Buchan said more than 50 friends came together last weekend to help the company emerge from the fire that burned for more than 12 hours in the Ancaster Business Park. He said the company managed to salvage vital reports and documents from its administrative office, which assisted the transition back to full production.

Mr. Buchan said Archmill has crafted architectural millwork for several long-term care facilities, including Amica at Dundas. The firm has also worked for several universities including McMaster, hospitals, churches and upscale restaurants.

The company hopes to rebuild its Ancaster facility over the next 18 months, Mr. Buchan said.

Archmill recently expanded its Ancaster operations, with a 14,000- square-foot addition completed in January, 2008. The firm has about 35 employees.

“We were extremely busy and it’s only increased,” said Mr. Buchan. He estimates the company lost less than five days worth of production following the fire.

“We’re working longer hours to make up for lost time,” Mr. Buchan said.

Full-service manufacturer

Archmill House is an established full-service manufacturer of commercial and institutional architectural millwork and case goods.

The company’s products include architectural millwork in plastic laminates, natural woods and veneers, combined with architectural metals, acrylics and fabrics. Archmill completed a foyer project for Casino Rama Hotel and entertainment centre near Orillia, under general contractor Vanbots Construction Corp. The high-profile project included wood veneers and a reception desk in a cherry basket weave façade.

Debbie Spence, spokesperson for the city’s planning department, said city staff have visited the burned out Archmill building and are satisfied the structure is secure from trespass.

“In this case, the building is in a location such that it does not present danger to the public and is far enough away from surrounding buildings. In the near future we will be working with the owner to rehabilitate the site, which could potentially be through property standards.”