Just over 30 jobs are leaving South Dundas, but not going far.
South Stormont Township recently announced that the former Norceram facility in Ingleside is being renovated and will be the new home of Quality Manufacturing, the plastics processing and packaging plant, which has been a longtime tenant of an Allison Avenue building in Morrisburg.
Mayor Bryan McGillis said, “We are pleased to announce the relocation of Quality Manufacturing to South Stormont; another welcome addition to our industrial sector. The township continues with job growth in this community. This business relocation has now put us in the fortunate position of having filled all available major industrial buildings. Welcome to South Stormont, our door is always open.”
October 17, the Municipality of South Dundas issued a statement regarding the manufacturing company’s move. “While the municipality regrets that the company is leaving South Dundas, we are happy that the company’s success has put them in a position to enhance their business operations and that they have found an opportunity to grow within our region,” reads the statement.
“We were able to purchase a building in Ingleside, and we expect to be moving in the spring/summer of next year,” said Gordon Carvell, Quality Manufacturing general manager.
The main reason for the move is that the building purchase is that it allows the company to reduce its occupancy cost. “We would have been happy to stay here in Morrisburg, if the reduced occupancy cost could have been matched, but this opportunity came along, and we took advantage of it,” said Carvell.