Morris Industries Ltd., a worldwide manufacturer and distributor of agricultural equipment, announces the construction of a new $2.2 million paint system in the West Plant at Yorkton, Saskatchewan.

“This project will allow us to manage the painting of our large EIGHT Series XL Air Carts and other large component frames,” says Don Henry, Morris chief operating officer. “When completed, we believe the new facility will also improve the management and delivery of our EIGHT Series XL Air Carts to our customers.”

The new paint system is expected to be operational in early 2010. It will include a blast system, wash booth, two paint booths, oven and an automated conveyor system. Annadale Finishings Systems Inc., a provider of custom-engineered fluid handling applications, will manage the project.

"There is a growing demand for Morris Air Carts and Air Seeders, particularly in the Western Canadian market, so to meet the demand, we will expand our paint line,” says Henry. “When this project is completed, Morris will have a state-of-the-art paint facility that will substantially increase our capacity for building and finishing air carts.”