Conforce opens flooring plant in Indiana
Conforce International has begun producing flooring for truck trailers at a new factory in Peru, Ind.
The Toronto-based company said it has received initial orders from CIMC Vanguard National Trailer Corp. topping $450,000.
Conforce said its “EKO-FLOR” product is made of composite material and is lighter, stronger and longer lasting than other floors. It said it has been in discussions with other trailer makers and expects broad adoption of its product.
The company said it will begin running its plant around the clock five days a week by mid-July, and start 24/7 production in October.
A spokesman said the company has also completed several trials with major shipping companies and projects by 2012 to have a facility established in China, which would focus completely on composite flooring for containers.
CIMC Vanguard is a subsidiary of container manufacturer China International Marine Containers Group Co. Ltd.
A Bloomberg story last month quoted Helane Becker, an analyst at Dalhman Rose, as saying CIMC along with Singamas Container Holdings Ltd., and CXIC Group Containers Co. Ltd., control 83 percent of the container manufacturing market.