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Marshall Aerospace and Defence Group opens Canadian head office in Abbotsford

Marshall Aerospace opens Canadian head office in Abbotsford on Friday.  - Alex Butler
Marshall Aerospace opens Canadian head office in Abbotsford on Friday.
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Marshall Aerospace Canada, part of Marshall Aerospace and Defence Group, will open its Canadian head office in Abbotsford.

The company, with its main headquarters in Cambridge, England, has purchased of a 4,343 square foot building at the Abbotsford airport.

At a ribbon cutting on Friday, representatives explained how the Abbotsford base will act as Marshall’s base for strategic growth in Canada and North America.

Marshall first established a presence in Canada in 2006 and has traditionally shared office space with partners in the sector to maximize work on collaborative contracts. With potential growth in Canada’s aerospace sector as a whole expected to surpass 2013’s direct revenues of $25.1B CDN, Marshall determined a formal presence was required to capitalize on new opportunities.

“Our business has grown substantially in Canada in recent years, because we deliver on our promises and our customers can trust us,” said Derek Gilmour, president of Marshall Aerospace Canada.

The new office in Abbotsford can accommodate up to 35 personnel, the majority of which will be engineers and technical staff. Currently, Marshall supports more than 10 air forces around the world.

Abbotsford mayor Bruce Banman said the city welcomes the company to its new facility at the airport.

“City council is committed to supporting the growth of the aerospace industry in Abbotsford and seeing an international player like Marshall put down roots here will surely enhance the success of our local industry."

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