Made in Welland Masthead
 January 2014

Welcome to our Made in Welland Winter Edition. With the holidays and a very successful 2013 behind us, we are looking forward to continuing that success in 2014. With each passing month, more opportunities arise. Please read on to see what's new and 'Made in Welland'. 

As always, please feel free to send us your comments and suggestions.


Lina DeChellis
City of Welland Economic Development Office 

Clear Vision for Fuzzy Logic 
Fuzzy Logic

WELLAND - Don't let the name fool you, Stephen Canjar's vision is clear.

He plans to help transform downtown Welland into a destination - and he wants to use Fuzzy Logic to do it.
   The president of PEAK Performers Realty is branching out into the restaurant business, opening Fuzzy Logic Eat & Drink Haus on East Main St. 

   The eatery is expected to open its doors within the next 10 days, catering to the lunch, dinner and bar crowd in the city's downtown.     As a director on Welland's downtown business improvement area board, Canjar believes in the potential found within the city's core.         
    With his brokerage firm on Division St. and his restaurant opening up only one street over, "my money's where my mouth is - downtown," he said.  
    "With all the hard work done by the downtown BIA, I see the potential, the new life," Canjar said. Read more: 

Rubber Manufacturing Could Return to Welland
Rubber Manufacturing

WELLAND - The rubber industry could be bouncing back in Welland.
By the end of March, Toronto-based rubber compound manufacturer Infinity Rubber Technology Group Inc. will be moving its operations to the former site of Henniges Automotive, creating about 70 jobs in the process.

The move was announced last week in a story published in the Rubber News, a U.S.-based rubber-industry trade magazine, based on an interview with the company's vice-president of sales and marketing Tom Lennox. Company representatives could not be reached Monday.

Welland economic development officer Dan Degazio credited the property owner, Waterloo-based environmental development company Blueforest Ventures, with bringing the industry to the city.

He said representatives of Blueforest have been working with the city for more than two years to prepare the property for new tenants.  Read full story here:  

Nine Doctors Will Be in New Facility 

  • Medical Centre
    The new medical centre on Prince Charles Dr. is nearing completion.
     WELLAND - After eight months of delay, the final touches are being added to the new home of the Welland McMaster Family Health Team. 
        "It's been a long journey for us," said executive director Frances Gregotski. 
        She said the family health team's physicians and other health-care providers are scheduled to move in to the new Prince Charles Medical Centre by mid-November. The 3,122-square-metre building was originally to be completed by last March.
        "There's been quite a few delays along the way. The elevator strike this past year didn't help us," she said, referring to the strike by International Union of Elevator Constructors across the 
    province, from May 1 to July 10. 
        In the meantime, she said the Family Health Team have been running their clinic at a temporary  location within the former Canadian Tire Financial Services building next door, at 555 Prince Charles Dr.
       In addition to the six physicians currently working within the temporary clinic, Gregotski said three more physicians currently working in Pelham will join the Welland doctors when they move into the new facility for a total complement of nine. Read Full Story...

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In This Issue
Clear Vision for Fuzzy Logic
Rubber Manufacturing Could Return to Welland
Nine Doctors Will Be in New Faciility
Development Opportunities

Development Opportunities 
in Welland 
 184 acres
 Services available: water, sewer plus a high delivery capacity for gas and electricity with several transformer stations on site for power distribution
 Rail siding allowing for potential transportation of material
Brownfield Incentive Program available 
 No industrial development charges

 14 acres
 Services available water, sewer, gas and hydro

 75 acres
 Greenfield site
 Services available at lot line include water, sewer, hydro and gas
 Located on Hwy #140 with quick access to Toronto and the U.S. border via King's Hwy #406 and the QEW

 35 acres
 Greenfield site
 Services available water, sewer, gas and hydro
 Located on Hwy #140 with quick access to King's Hwy #406 and the QEW
 Lots vary from 1 acre - 16 acres

 184 acres
 Services available water, sewer, gas and hydro
 Location allows for easy access to Hwy's 140, 406 and QEW. Only hour from the Peace Bridge to USA
 No industrial development charges

For more information, contact:
Dan Degazio

Manager, Economic Development

City of Welland



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