Economic growth is a recurring theme at council

By Cecilia Nasmith

Economic growth was a recurring theme at Monday's Cobourg council meeting.

Items on the agenda included a report on the offer of Port Hope's Loadstar Trailers to purchase 4.5 acres in the Lucas Point Business and Industrial Park to build a new facility, as it has outgrown the old one (as well as a right of first refusal on two additional acres).

Herman Vander Schaaf has also offered to purchase 1.5 acres to construct a 5,000-sq.-ft. industrial building for his business of constructing insulated modular products for homes – often used in northern and First Nation communities, Mayor John Henderson noted.

Meanwhile, in the Northam Industrial Park, there's expansion at Maplehurst Bakeries. Henderson said they are looking for 50 new full-tine employees.

“Northam Industrial Park is now operating one-million square feet of on-going operations - one-million square feet of operations, and we have more who are trying to get in,” the mayor declared.