Hamilton Port Authority (HPA) has added a valuable warehousing asset to its portfolio of logistics-focused real estate. The 500,000-sq.-foot former Westinghouse plant at 1632 Burlington St. is a strategic addition because it features excellent road and rail access, multi-storey ceiling heights, and overhead cranes capable of handling up to 180 tonnes. The complex is home to several manufacturing businesses, and also offers vacant office and manufacturing space which HPA will actively market to companies with specialized logistics requirements.

The acquisition increases HPA’s warehouse space under roof from 2 million sq. feet to 2.5 million sq. feet. “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 and CEO. “By facilitating efficient transportation connections, we bring value and competitiveness to the regional economy.” In particular, this new asset provides the port with excellent heavy-lift and rail transload capabilities. It is a strategic acquisition that will help attract new business, and also improve the service offering to customers.

HPA welcomed several new tenants as a result of this acquisition:

• Handling Specialty Manufacturing – Custom engineered and manufactured lifts

• Kubes Steel – Steel rolling, bending and custom fabrication

• Pemco Inc. – Metal distribution

• RK Magnetics Inc. – Manufacturing and repair of electromagnetic equipment

• Stern Laboratories – Safety testing of nuclear components

• Cole Carriers – Integrated supply chain management

• Mattawa Industrial Services Inc. – Specialty industrial maintenance services

• JS Cowan Consulting – Pension and benefit plan consulting

• ArcelorMittal Dofasco – Storage and staging