He used to be a customer, now he's saving a Collingwood plant that was in receivership.
Richard Wilson is the new owner/investor of Collingwood Glass, formerly Barber Glass at Mountain Road and the 10th Line.
He's a developer who was the largest buyer of architectural glass the plant made and will now continue to make.
Wilson says he and another investor stepped in, and after a deal fell through two weeks before, were able to buy the plant just five minutes before its assets were to be auctioned off.
Wilson has been speaking with some of the former Barber Glass employees and hopes to have 50 workers when the plant resumes operations in a couple of months.
He wants to see as many as 150 workers within three years.
Wilson tells us he has some work already lined up for the plant and he's excited to move forward.