The official ground breaking (from L-R) Nick Papas, Corbec executive vice president; Godfrey St-Pierre Corbec president; Vic Fedeli, Ontario minister of economic development; John Hall, Corbec CEO; Hamilton Mayor Fred Eisenberger; and MPP Donna Skelly. – Gary Yokoyama , The Hamilton Spectator
The 100,000-square-foot galvanizing plant is expected to be completed by the end of 2020.
by Gary Yokoyama The Hamilton Spectator
Quebec steel company Corbec is expanding to Hamilton with a plant in the Red Hill Business Park. The 100,000-square-foot galvanizing plant will cost between $50 million and $100 million to build and will employ about 110 full-time workers when it is finished by the end of 2020.
The galvanizing plant will be serving customers in the south-west Toronto region producing galvanized steel products ranging from bridges, windmills, fencing and farming equipment. Speaking to a gathering of provincial and municipal leaders, Corbec’s CEO John Hall said: “We like the strategic location, you want to fit in with the environment and the type of neighbouring companies. It felt like a good fit and here we are.” With three galvanizing plants in Quebec, Thursday’s ground breaking marks the opening of Corbec’s first galvanizing facility in Ontario.
by Gary Yokoyama
Gary Yokoyama has been on the Hamilton Spectator photography staff for the past three decades visually documenting the Steel City and abroad. He has won numerous awards including the Ontario Newspaper Awards Photojournalist of the year award on two occasions and won a National Newspaper Award for team coverage Code Red project.