New galvanizing plant coming to Hamilton


The province's first galvanizing plant is coming to Hamilton.

Corbec, a leading company in the Canadian Steel industry that specializes in hot-dip galvanizing, broke ground on their new plant that is projected to be completed by the end of 2020.

The plant will create 100 local, full-time jobs that will range from plant managers and production supervisors to forklift operators and sales representatives, and the Quebec-based company has committed to investing $40 million towards project infrastructure.

"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." John Hall, CEO of Corbec, said in a news release.

"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," he added.

The plant will be located in Hannon, and will be spread out over 100,000 sq. ft. Additionally, it will have state-of-the-art safety features, and it is being designed to be environmentally friendly.

"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," Mayor Fred Eisenberger said. 

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