• Donair food processing plant coming to Welland

    Welland will see a food processing plant open up on Enterprise Drive sometime this year, as well as a 1,800-square-metre facility on another lot at the industrial park off of Highway 140, Mayor Frank Campion told city council Tuesday night.

    At its meeting, council approved a bylaw authorizing the acceptance of an offer from Athena Donair Distributors Ltd. for the sale of vacant land at 381 Enterprise Dr.

    Campion also said an offer on the former PowerBlades factory, at 615 Rusholme Rd., has been accepted and the city will be meeting with the new owners soon.

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  • Cannes trip an investment in Welland’s future

    City officials met with numerous international parties

    by Nathaniel Johnson, Welland Tribune

    A trip to Cannes during the March Break was no vacation for Mayor Frank Campion and two of the city’s top officials, rather it was investment in Welland’s future.

    An investment that has already seen a participant in the four-day Marché International des Professionnels d’Immobilier (MIPIM) reach out to set up a meeting in the Rose City.

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  • Entrepreneurial approach pays off for Welland

    by Dave Johnson, Welland Tribune

    Welland isn’t sitting back and waiting for things to happen, not waiting for investors and new business to approach the city, and a 2017 report released Monday shows that, said Mayor Frank Campion.

    “I think for years people thought, ‘It’s going to happen, it’s going to happen, it’s going to happen.’ They sat by the phone, thinking maybe they’d get that phone call. I come from a very strong marketing background and that’s not how you make money,” said Campion as he spoke about Welland’s annual report.

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  • River Road land approved for industrial subdivision

    by Dave Johnson, Welland Tribune

    With Welland running out of serviced industrial land council recently approved opening up 30.8 acres (12 hectares) in the city’s north end to meet the growing need of investors and potential new businesses.

    “We’re close to selling out at Enterprise Industrial Park off Highway 140, and there are other projects in the planning stages,” said city planner Grant Munday.

    Munday said the city wanted to make sure it had open property to avoid having a shortage of industrial land.

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  • GE Welland Brilliant Factory ready to go this summer

    About 220 jobs will be created to produce reciprocating gas engines and more

    by Nathaniel Johnson

    Parts should start rolling off the production line at GE’s Brilliant Factory in Welland this summer, as construction on the 450,000 sq. foot facility is progressing well, said Jenna LaPlante, GE Canada’s company’s director of communications and public affairs.

    Construction on the multimodal manufacturing plant, on the west side of Highway 140 between Buchner Road and Silverthorn Street, began in 2016 and saw the creation of new turning lanes on the highway in 2017 to accommodate future traffic from the facility.

    LaPlante said the company is on track with its hiring plan, which will see about 220 jobs created.

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