HARLEY, Ont.—Stubbe’s Precast Commercial Inc. is making steady progress on a major expansion project in Southwestern Ontario.
The company, which makes a range of precast concrete products for the residential, commercial and agricultural construction markets, has completed much of the exterior construction on a new 200,000 square-foot plant in Harley, Ont. and is turning its attention to installing new equipment as well as training and hiring new workers. Requiring a total investment of $19.5 million, the new facility will be largely automated and produce precast structural walls.
Andy Stubbe, the company’s president, said the family-owned business is “delighted” to be working on the new Brant County site.
“The project will give us the state-of-the-art space to increase production and the talent to develop and produce new innovative products that will help us compete and succeed,” he said in a statement.
The Ontario government is supporting the project with a $1.5 million investment through the Southwestern Ontario Development Fund.
The new facility will create 58 new jobs, bringing the company’s total workforce close to 300.
Stubbe’s Precast plans to have all aspects of the expansion project complete by August of 2019.