• Welland streamlining building permit process

    by Chris Dube, Welland Tribune

    Welland doesn’t waste any time getting new businesses up and running in the city, according to the municipality’s director of economic development, Dan Degazio.

    As new large-scale operations such as General Electric, Northern Gold Foods, Welded Tube Canada and a few others take over the industrial park near Highway 140 and Ridge Road, the city’s head recruit for new companies said a major factor in the appeal to operate locally is the streamlined process currently in place for building permits.

    Degazio said the team at city hall is second to none in the province.

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  • Niagara Holdings Company - Construction Phase 1

    Niagara Holdings, a Ontario headquartered business group, announced today the construction of their Phase 1- 20,000 sq ft industrial facility in Welland, located in the Enterprise Industrial Subdivision at Highway 140 and Ridge Road.

    “ Well connected infrastructure, ready access to markets, business friendly incentive programs like the Gateway Community Improvement Plan and the pro active and dynamic attitude of officials from the City of Welland and Niagara Foreign Trade Zone, are the main reasons we chose Welland”, said Clarence D’Souza, President of Niagara Holdings.

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  • Retirement home proposed along Welland canal lands

    by Nathaniel Johnson The Welland Tribune

    A proposed five-storey, 130-unit retirement home residence behind Welland Community Wellness Complex will bring new residential development to an area of the city that needs it, said Ward 1 Coun. Mark Carl.

    Carl said once complete, the city will start collecting taxes on a piece of property that sat vacant for years.

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  • Dock project launches in Welland

    by Nathaniel Johnson The Welland Tribune

    Students dressed in bright orange safety vests were busy swinging hammers, using drills and moving wooden docks around at the Lincoln Street Docks in Welland Wednesday morning.

    The Grade 9 Notre Dame College School students were working on docks they built earlier this year at Niagara Catholic District School Board’s Launch Centre on Niagara Street at the Seaway Mall.

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  • From steel to storage: Atlas admin building’s new role

    by Kris Dube Special to The Welland Tribune

    An iconic building in Welland is in the process of being converted into a climate-controlled storage facility that will offer 367 units for customers to carefully keep valuables, they don’t have room for
    at home, protected and out of harm’s way.

    Storage Guyz Inc., a company that already has a smaller site in the city on Vaughan Road and another in Port Colborne, took over the former corporate headquarters of Atlas Specialty Steels late last year and by this fall, plans to open its flagship site at the building.
    The company, led by president Sandeep (Sunny) Chera, also plans to keep as much local history intact as it can from when the local steelmaker operated out of the facility.

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