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Thursday, February 14, 2019

Brockton Council Approves Business Expansion

Chepstow | by Robyn Garvey  

Fritz Construction plans to grow workforce with $9-million expansion

Brockton has provided its blessing for a zoning amendment for Fritz Construction which is in the midst of a nine million dollar expansion project.

The 25 thousand square foot expansion comes with the promise of new jobs.

Spokesperson Lisa Hinsperger says Fritz Construction currently employees 50 people, that will rise to 70 or more once the expansion project is complete this June.

As part of the expansion plan, 2.5 hectare of land from an abutting farm property was severed and added to the existing

Fritz Construction operation which needed the additional lands for outdoor storage purposes and to accommodate future expansion plans. 

The Bruce County Planner had strongly recommended that Brockton mandate a noise study as part of the zoning amendment.

Council however disagreed, as such a study could cost thousands of dollars, placing what Council felt would be a costly and onerous burden on the company.

Fritz Construction has been onsite in business for 47 years without a one noise complaint ever being issued.

Hinsperger notes that as part of the 9 million dollar expansion plan, they will be upgrading their equipment to quieter models than the current ones in service.

As part of the expansion, Fritz Construction will be expanding their precast product lines that serves the agricultural, commercial and industrial sectors.

The zoning amendment to allow for the expansion to Fritz Construction will allow the company to continue on site for the foreseeable future.

Fritz Construction is a major employer in the Chepstow area.

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