To create 80+ local jobs and invest $30-40 million in project infrastructure
November 7, 2019, Hamilton, ON – Corbec, a leading player in the Canadian steel industry specializing in hot-dip galvanizing, today broke ground at the site of its first galvanizing plant in Ontario. The project, which is slated to be complete by the end of 2020, will create between 80-110 local jobs and see investments to the tune of $30-40 million made by the Quebec-based company.
The event was attended by the Honourable Vic Fedeli, Ontario’s Minister of Economic Development, Job Creation and Trade, Donna Skelly, MPP, Flamborough-Glanbrook, Fred Eisenberger, Mayor of the City of Hamilton and other senior officials.
John Hall, Chief Executive Officer, Corbec said, “Today’s ground-breaking ceremony marks yet another milestone in Corbec’s distinguished history. We are thrilled about our Hamilton facility and are confident that it will become a testament of our commitment to consistently offer superior quality steel products at a competitive price to businesses across Canada. We are truly grateful to the City of Hamilton and the Government of Ontario for their support as we seek to serve various industries across the province and are also proud to be an integral part of the country’s thriving steel industry”.
Located in Hannon, near Hamilton, the galvanizing plant will serve customers in the South-West Toronto region. Corbec will hire 80-110 full-time workers – from plant managers and production supervisors to forklift operators and sales representatives – to work at the facility.
Hon. Vic Fedeli, Ontario Minister of Economic Development, Job Creation and Trade said, “Our government is committed to making Ontario open for business, open for jobs, and open to investments like this one we’re recognizing today. It’s further proof our economic plan is working, with employment up 272,400 in Ontario since June 2018”.
The new plant will be spread over an area of 100,000 sq. ft. with an annual production capacity of 100 million pounds. In addition to being one of the most technologically advanced galvanizing plants in North America, the facility will also possess state-of-the-art safety and green features.
Some of the steel products that would be galvanized at the new facility include engineered structures such as bridges, windmills, towers, exposed architectural steel structures, fencing and farming equipment, Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) products, and a variety of metal parts and hardware.
Fred Eisenberger, Mayor of the City of Hamilton said, “This investment by Corbec Inc. is more proof that Hamilton is the recognized national leader in advanced manufacturing. That, together with our long-term strategy of ensuring there is available in our community properly-zoned and serviced industrial land, plus our stellar open-for-business reputation, is now paying dividends with high-paying jobs and increased prosperity”.
Founded in 1965, Corbec Inc. is one of the leading steel galvanizers in central and eastern Canada and has been a key player in the Canadian steel industry for over 50 years.
Headquartered in Quebec, Corbec has three galvanizing plants in Quebec City, Montreal and Princeville and employs over 300 people across these facilities. The company has an overall annual production capacity of 250 million pounds.
Corbec is a member of the Canadian Institute of Steel Construction (CISC) and is actively involved with galvanizing associations as well as technical and engineering societies across the world.
For more company information, visit: https://www.corbecgalv.com/eg/index.php