Norgalv, a new galvanizing plant in North Bay, Ontario, will begin operating by the end of the year after receiving approval for environmental compliance from the Ministry of Environment, Conservation and Parks.
The 35,000 sq ft facility, which will specialize in hot-dipped glavanized steel, will have to adhere to the ministry’s guidelines for air and noise pollution, along with Ontario’s air quality regulations.
The plant initially intended to open sooner, but the COVID-19 pandemic caused delays. While the pandemic shows nary a sign of abatement, especially with Ontario in the throes of the second wave of infections, the company believes it can open before Christmas, it said in a statement.
The plant cost about $21mn and, once operational, will employ around 45 people.