Dishon to nearly double workforce with $13.8M tech upgrade
By Wings Staff
Dishon Ltd. of Vaughan, Ontario, a precision machining and manufacturing company primarily focused on serving the commercial aerospace industry, is making a significant investment in multi-axis computer numerical control (CNC) milling machines, training and facility upgrades.
The Ontario government, through its Jobs and Prosperity Fund, is committing $1.3 million toward the total $13.8-million project cost. The company expects the project to be complete by the fall of 2022.
Dishon says the upgrade project will enhance its technical capabilities, quality assurance and cost effectiveness for aerospace customers. More than 50 new jobs will be created and 60 positions retained as a result of the project, says the company. Dishon anticipates the majority of new hires will be engineers, programmers and machinists.
“Dishon’s workforce has already increased from 60 employees at the inauguration of the Jobs and Prosperity Fund project to 85 today, and we expect to grow further as our business continues to expand. Continued investment in state-of-the-art CNC machines and world-class talent will propel Dishon to become a more significant citizen of the [Greater Toronto Area]’s aerospace cluster,” said Ilan Dishy, President of Dishon.
Dishon has over 35 years of expertise in complex machining with a 70,000-square-foot facility in Greater Toronto and a 50,000-square-foot facility in Querétaro, Mexico. The company describes itself as a centre of excellence for safety-critical components and assemblies within several areas of the aircraft. This primarily includes machine hard metals, castings and forgings, in addition to capabilities in turning and milling.
The company has a secondary focus on serving the nuclear, space, and sub-sea oil and gas industries. Its technology has been used in a range of projects such as the International Space Station, the Phoenix Mars Lander and the space shuttle Canadarm. It has experience in a variety of satellite components including Ka and Ku Band (horns, diplexers, OMTs).
For the sub-sea oil and gas industries, where the 35-year-old company has been active for more than 20 years, its product lines include control valves, manifolds and seals that are tested to over 5,000 PSI.