Edmonton, Alberta - Winalta Inc. has formed a strategic alliance with Woodridge Group subsidiary PolyLINK, through which Winalta will make homes using structural insulated panels (SIPs) supplied by PolyLINK.
Alberta-based building group Winalta said in a 23 Oct statement that using SIPs in this way will "effectively reduce construction times and increase the structural integrity of the homes as well as provide superior insulation properties."
"The intent is to have PolyLinkTM build a facility beside the Winalta plant site in Spruce Grove, Alberta and supply this first-class product to Winalta," said Artie Kos, president and ceo of Winalta, in the company announcement.
Canadian company PolyLink is a member of polyurethane specialist the Woodbridge Group and acquired the polyurethane-based SIPs technology as part of a strategy to develop business in new markets including construction and building products, said Winalta's statement.
"This venture will allow Winalta to build more homes and provide a superior product in the marketplace," commented Kos.
Describing Woodbridge as a "world-class manufacturer" with in-house research and development capabilities and high volume production on a global scale, Kos expressed his expectation that this current deal "a first step in aligning with a company which has potential to aid us globally".
Winalta is a land developer in western Canada and produces modular certified homes and site-built homes as well as making industrial trailers and camps.
PIC: A typical SIPs built house under construction in Canton, North Carolina, using SIPs for both walls and roofing (SIPA pic).