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St. Thomas, along with most of the province, has been in an economic downturn since 2008, but the five to 10 year forecast for the industrial and auto industry is promising. “It means 200 jobs initially, it means continued tax assesment for the city and it means St. thomas has again been proven as a smart choice, which is something we’ve been saying for a long time,” said Hammersley. He doesn’t think a company purchases a new facility to only operate at capacity. He expects Sle-Co may continue expanding in a year or two, after building renovations are complete. Sle-Co, founded in London in 1988, produces a wide variety of auto parts

for Chrysler, Dodge and CAMI vehicles at two factories in London and one in Strathroy. The company employs about 100 people across the three locations, and Sleegers confirmed that none of these jobs will be lost as the expansion takes place. Approximately half the facility is ready to use for warehousing and light manufacturing, while the production area, labs and offices will undergo significant renovations over the next year. “Having been through this facility on numerous occasions, it was apparent there was so much potential for it to be used for a plastics operation,” said Dennis Broome, president of the St. Thomas Economic Development Corporation. “I am excited to see what this first-class company will do was they grow their business in St. Thomas.” Brownies give: The 2nd St. Thomas Brownie unit collected food items for the Caring Cupboard. A presentation was made to Brian ­ Burley from the ­ Caring Cupboard on Dec. 11.

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