HAMILTON, Ont.—The Hamilton Port Authority (HPA) has purchased a 46,451.50 square-metre former Westinghouse Electric Corp. plant in the city’s Burlington Street industrial district for $6.6-million.
The nine-storey factory and warehouse facility has an indoor rail transload area and overhead cranes capable of handling up to 180 tons—some of the heaviest crane capacity in southern Ontario.
The port authority says this acquisition increases its warehouse space under roof from to 232,257.60 square metres
The complex is home to several manufacturing businesses, but still has some vacant manufacturing and office space which the port authority hopes to lease.
“This complex is a great fit for us because of our already strong role in the region’s manufacturing sector,” said Bruce Wood, HPA president and CEO. “By facilitating efficient transportation connections, we bring value and competitiveness to the regional economy.”
Some of the existing manufacturing businesses calling the location home include: Handling Specialty Manufacturing Ltd., Kubes Steel Inc., Pemco Inc., RK Magnetics Inc., Stern Laboratories Inc., Cole Carriers Corp., Mattawa Industrial Services Inc., JS Cowan Consulting Ltd., and Arcelor Mittal Dofasco Inc.