Modular structure company to open plant in Dundalk and create jobs

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Southgate is working with a modular housing company on a site plan for the former Alumi-Bunk property on Keppel Street.

FLEX ModulR could hire 40 workers this year, council heard in a staff report, if the company is able to start up as planned within the next four to six months.

Mayor John Woodbury said it was good news for the town, and council endorsed sending a letter of welcome to the company at last week’s meeting.

The company might also be able to supply a need right in Southgate, observed David Milliner CAO.

He said that the modular units cost about thirty percent less than standard construction. That could allow more affordable home construction, he said.

The company website lists the principals as Tim Lawton and Matt Wanless. Mr. Lawton is a developer and home builder from the Barrie area, Mr. Milliner said in his report.

The company will build complete modular units that can be put in place for use as building site offices, temporary use, building additions or for remote sites in Canada.

Coun. Michael Sherson asked whether there would be a night shift at the plant, but heard that the township did not know yet. Hours of operation are part of the site plan process.

M.T. Fernandes, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter, Dundalk Herald