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Flying Colours extends footprint at its Peterborough headquarters

Flying Colours Corp. has begun work on an extension of its cabinetry finishing shop at its Peterborough, Ont. facilities.

February 16, 2016  By Flying Colours Corp.

A further 6,500 sq. ft. of space will be added to increase workflow capacity resulting from a rise in customer demand for refurbishment and completion projects. The extended facility provides enough room to house two new downdraft tables, which collect the fine dust particles produced during the finishing process; as well as a new down draft spray booth, which incorporates a bake cycle, supporting the complex and often lengthy process of varnishing wood veneers. The intelligent design of the workshop has also enabled the use of skylight, and daylight lighting, to inspect the cabinetry components passing through the shop.

The extra space doubles the size of the workshop footprint, as well as the capacity for processing cabinetry monuments. Each work project can now be completed in a shorter time span, so reducing the down time for aircraft owners and operators. The new extension will be completed by April 2016.

New reception rooms for visiting clients.

Flying Colours Corp. is also updating its customer offices to reflect the growth in business, and type of aircraft projects it is working on. The spacious new interiors will emulate the type of comfort experienced on board the aircraft Flying Colours Corp. completes.  Featuring custom glass walls, custom-made hard wood floors, and leather furniture the final look will incorporate a contemporary, chic interior finish designed by Flying Colours’ own design team.  In addition a dedicated VIP lounge for customers will incorporate custom brick and glass finish, with a full entertainment system including High Definition TV screens, and refreshment area.  The new customer location will be ready to welcome new customers at the end of February 2016.


The expansion, which represents a significant investment, is being driven by an increase in the amount of new projects that Flying Colours Corp. has taken on in the last twelve months. “We are seeing more work coming from a number of Bombardier Global projects, as well as a rise in the amount of mid to large size refurbishments coming through the doors,” said Sean Gillespie Executive Vice President. “The increased demand for work on larger type aircraft and our Global ASF status means we need to match customer expectation in terms of their experience when visiting us. We know their standards are high and we want to meet, and exceed them, both in terms of our quality of work and how we take care of them on site,” adds Gillespie.


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