Founded by Joseph Simard, Sorel Industries opened up their company in October, 1940. Within a year they became the only industry that produced artillery equipment in North America. They manufactured the raw material for weapons, such as canons that planned to be used in world war 2. Just 2 years later after mass production of the weapons, Sorel Industries accounted 3 000 employees.
The tour began at the spectro metal analyzer room. In this room they conduct many different tests and experiments to check the percentage of different elements in the metals. Also they measure the amount of energy that can be stored in the metal. Right beside this room, there is a lab room where there are microscopes, and other devices used to examine the metals properties. This room is where the samples are taken so that they can create a sample that meets the customers requirements. After all the tests are competed, it is sent off to the machinist to produce the sample.
Next stop was the main part of the facility, it is where the process of the production starts.
It is called the scrap pit. It is where all the recycled metal is stored. There are different piles for different metals. There are shredded bits of metal which comes from cars, metal appliances, and “retars de chip”. Other piles include the excess metal which pours out of the mold, or production defaults. All these metals are transfered into a moving bucket, and railed to the next section of the facility.
In the next section, there are huge furnaces which are located at ground level that heat up the buckets, and molds which are located at a lower level. The bucket with the scrap/recycled metal is heated at 3000 degrees for the metal to obtain a liquid form. Before the liquid is poured in the mold, there is a specific blend of different chemicals and substances, such as stone bricks, precious metals, fesi furer, met carbs, raw wood, and many more which are all mixed in depending on what...