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September, 2017- Safety First!
KMC Staff honed their fire safety skills with the Orillia Fire Department demonstrating the proper use of a fire extinguisher
June, 2017- Environment month
KMC promotes positive carbon offsets with the planting of 100 trees
EAC Representatives Amanda Scott, Bonnie Borutski, Steve Evans and Maintenance Mechanic Doug DenBoer planted 100 trees on KMC's property in the formation of a Kubota "K" keep your eye on google as they grow and mature.
April 22, 2017
Community "Pitch-in" event
KMC started an Environmental Action Committee (EAC) in 2017. With the help of the EAC members and their family KMC's presence was visible at this years City of Orillia "Pitch in Event". Outside of the City of Orillia event KMC's EAC cleaned Commerce Road and also picked up a large amount of waste materials from the ditches.
KMC Team members include: Chris Davis, Bob Beers, Steve Evans, Joel Arsenault, Dave Drake, Karlanne Moore, Don Haskins, Elizabeth Gillett, Amanda Scott, Blair MacKinnon, Cindy Kennedy, Kevin Feeney, Bonnie Borutski, Lucy Sauve and Guy Fournier
November 20, 2014
Kubota in the Community
This was another great year for Kubota Material Canada Corporation's community investment. This year started with an award being presented to Kubota Materials Canada Corporation from the Orillia District Chamber of Commerce. KMCs continued involvement with the OMA not only included the great times had at the OMA Golf Tournament, but also the awarding of the OMA Scholarship to a local student who strives to achieve an education with in the manufacturing sector . The “Explore the Trades” event was launched in 2014. This event invests in not only the future of manufacturing in Ontario but in awareness of employment opportunities in the area for the youth in our community.
The year ended with an evening of information about local success stories in manufacturing and annual recap of the 2014 events. Kubota Materials Canada Corporation is looking forward to continued community involvement and manufacturing growth in 2015.
Kubota's attendees at the Annual Orillia Manufacturers Association Dinner (OMA) can be viewed here.
In the picture (left to right) Meghan and Mike Gyorffy, Gina and Guy Fournier, Steve Hall, Bonnie Borutski & Matthew Webb.
August 23, 2013
Kubota Open Invitational Golf Tournament
Once again it was a beautiful day for our golf tournament and everyone had a great time. This year everyone felt the extra pressure on hole number 18 for the new car. We are all so lucky to have such generous suppliers and backers for this event. Special thanks go out to KMC for always being so generous, the Kubota Club for their continued generosity and our suppliers that are always there for us. Of course I would also like to thank everyone who attends each year as you are the reason we keep doing this tournament and have so much fun.
Pictures from the event can be seen here.
Hope to see everyone in 2014.
May 5, 2013
Threads of Life annual fund raiser "Steps for Life"
The Threads of Life annual fund raiser "Steps for Life" was held in Orillia on May 5, 2013. This walk is to raise awareness and support for the families that have been affected by a critical workplace injury due to an incident or exposure resulting in an occupational disease.
This year showed an increase in commitment from Kubota Material Canada's management team, employees, staff and family members. A special contribution was donated from our Steelworkers Union Local 9393.
A special thanks to everyone involved either contributing monies toward this great cause, your time designing and creating the banner and all of your support on the day of the walk.
Pictures from the event can be seen here.
Look forward to seeing you next year.
March 1, 2013
Company Name Change
Kubota Group is pleased to announce that the facility in Orillia, Ontario, which specializes in centrifugal and static steel castings, will be expanded to manufacture ceramic products. A new plant has been constructed that will produce TXAX material, a ceramic that is used in a wide range of brake/clutch friction applications for various machines including automobiles, as well as a reinforcing material for plastics or metals and as a coating agent. Our plans are on track for this facility to be operational in the second quarter this year.
As a result of this expansion we are changing our name from ‘Kubota Metal Corporation’ to ‘Kubota Materials Canada Corporation’ to better reflect our expanded business of the steel castings and ceramic products. In line with the change of the company name, our website will change to www.kubotamaterials.com and corresponding email communications will change to @kubotamaterials.com.
To ensure that communications continue smoothly, please update your records, including billing and payments, to the new name. The change will take effect as of April 1, 2013.
November 15, 2012
Orillia Manufacturers Association Annual Dinner
The Orillia Manufacturers Association Annual Dinner was highlighted with a presentation by Kubota's own Matthew Webb. The presentation was an informational lecture on our new TXAX Plant. Kubota's growth will not only bring added economical sustainability to the Kubota Materials Canada Corporation site but to Orillia as well. Good job Matt!! Pictures from the evening can be seen here.
June 29, 2012
Annual Toxic Reductions Planning
Kubota Metal Corporation is an environmentally conscientious company whose own continuous improvement plan has historically reduced the use of chemicals through substitution or reduction. The protection of the environment is a main priority here at Kubota Metal Corporation.
As part of the environmental continuous improvement movement, the following reports have been sequestered through the Toxic Reductions Act, 2009 (O. Reg. 455/09).
April 27, 2012
Kubota Announces North American Manufacturing Expansion
Kubota Corporation has announced that a new manufacturing facility will be built on the property of the local subsidiary, Kubota Metal Corporation (KMF), to establish business to manufacture TXAX brand friction material for use in the production of automotive brake pads. Construction will start in June 2012 with completion by December and planned full production of the initial phase by April 2013. A planned future expansion will double the capacity of the facility. This plant will supply current North American markets and also provide capacity for global growth.
June 8, 2006
Kubota Metal Environmental Management System Awarded ISO 14001 Accreditation
Kubota Metal Corporation is pleased to announce that its environmental management system has been awarded the prestigious ISO 14001 accreditation in recognition of its consideration for the environment throughout its business activities. The ISO 14001 certification complements the ISO 9001 certification that Kubota has had for many years, which attests to the consistent standard of quality to which Kubota is committed.
The ISO 14001 certificate is awarded to companies who establish, implement and maintain documented environmental objectives and targets, including a clear environmental policy, as well as identifying and controlling environmental aspects of its activities, products and services. ISO 14001 provides the methodology for companies to develop an environmental management system (EMS) to ensure that all environmental programs and procedures attain the highest standards. The certification also calls for a program of continuous improvement.
The final certification auditing process was carried out by the internationally known SGS International Certification Services Canada Inc.
Kubota believes that ISO 14001 will make an ongoing significant contribution to the company's success in its environmental behaviour.
Kubota Metal Corporation, a subsidiary of Kubota Corporation of Osaka Japan, operates an alloy steel foundry and fabrication facility in Orillia, Ontario, Canada. Making centrifugal and sand castings for high temperature corrosion and wear applications, Kubota supplies over 4000 tonnes of castings and fabrications annually to the petrochemical, steel, mining industries on a global basis.
December 5, 2005
NOVA Chemicals Corporation has selected Kubota Metal Corporation Fahramet Division as one of "Purchasing & Supply's 2005 Global Supplier Excellence Award" winners. This award recognizes key strategic suppliers such as Kubota Metal Corporation that have worked closely with NOVA Chemicals to help create exceptional value. This award acknowledges Kubota's extraordinary focus on providing a high level of customer service and technical support. Only three companies out of 8,000 eligible suppliers received the "Purchasing & Supply's Global Supplier Excellence Award" this year. The award is based on service and technical support provided to both the Corunna, Ontario and the Joffre, Alberta facilities. An award ceremony will be held at the Kubota Metal Corporation Orillia facility on Monday, December 5th.
Kubota Metal Corporation is a manufacturer of Heat, Corrosion & Wear Resistant steel castings to the Petrochemical, Steel and Mining industries worldwide.
March 16, 2005
Kubota Metal Launches New Site
Kubota Metal Corporation, today launched their completely redesigned web site. The site features improved navigation, clearer organization of information, new photographs, better readability and a fresh new look. We hope that you enjoy it and welcome your feedback.
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