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Port Authority’s new facility to benefit Hamilton logistics cluster

New facility to add to logistics cluster

Hamilton, ON – Hamilton Port Authority (HPA) said it has added a valuable warehousing asset to its portfolio of logistics-focused real estate. The 500,000 sq. ft former Westinghouse plant at 1632 Burlington St. is a strategic addition because it features excellent road and rail access, ceiling heights up to nine storeys, and overhead cranes capable of handling up to 180 tons. This complex offers some of the heaviest crane capacity in southern Ontario, said the port authority.

The facility has indoor rail transload capabilities that are in high demand by manufacturers and other shippers. It is a strategic acquisition that will help the port attract new business, and also improve the service offering to existing customers.

Located on the south side of Burlington St. at Strathearne Ave., this facility’s ready connectivity to the port’s existing transportation network shows how North Hamilton functions as an integrated logistics cluster, beyond the waterfront port lands.

The complex is home to several manufacturing businesses, as well as prime vacant manufacturing space – some of the most valuable in the area, because of its unique combination of bay heights, cranes and rail access. HPA is actively seeking new tenants who can make the best use of this space.

“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 & CEO. “By facilitating efficient transportation connections, we bring value and competitiveness to the regional economy.”

The acquisition increases HPA’s warehouse space under roof from 2 million sq.ft to 2.5 million sq.ft.

HPA is pleased to welcome several new tenants as a result of this acquisition: Handling Specialty Manufacturing, Kubes Steel, Pemco Inc., RK Magnetics Inc., Stern Laboratories, Cole Carriers, Mattawa Industrial Services Inc., JS Cowan Consulting, and Arcelor Mittal Dofasco.