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Norfolk farms add to national fruit & vegetable production

The farm-gate value of Canadian fruit and vegetable products rose 7.4% from 2015 to $2.2 billion in 2016, according to Statistics Canada. Favourable weather conditions resulted in increased production, which contributed mainly to this growth. Norfolk County is a leading growing region of fruit and … Continue reading

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Townsend Lumber group of companies under new ownership

Townsend Lumber, and its group of companies, announced new ownership recently. Laura Townsend and her husband, Mike Penner, have assumed ownership of the Townsend family businesses which include Townsend Lumber, Kitchener Forest Products, Breeze Dried and BreezeWood Floors. The business succession … Continue reading

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Norfolk County promoting to OFVC delegates

Norfolk County will be reminding delegates at the Ontario Fruit & Vegetable Convention that our farmers are number-one growers of many fruits and vegetables, and that several innovative business are located here. On February 22-23, 2017, in Niagara Falls, Norfolk … Continue reading

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Norfolk County’s Student Start Up Program wins award

Norfolk County’s Student Start Up Program (SSUP) is the winner of this year’s Private Public Partnership Award from the Economic Development Council of Ontario (EDCO). Norfolk County also received an honourable mention for the Lieutenant Governor’s Award, which is a … Continue reading

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Development News – Feb 9, 2017

The latest edition of Norfolk County Development News email has been published. Latest headlines: Titan Trailers plans 92,000 sq. ft. expansion  Council approves budget for incentives Norfolk County joins Ontario Food Cluster Population up: Port Dover grows 7.9% Meat processing … Continue reading

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Norfolk County joins Ontario Food Cluster

Norfolk County has joined the Ontario Food Cluster, an alliance of 18 economic development organizations across the province that builds international trade and investment opportunities for the 3,000-plus companies in the communities’ agri-food and beverage sector. Ontario Food Cluster’s membership is made up … Continue reading

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North Dover Mills housing plan seeks approval

An application by 2015954 Ontario Ltd (George Eggink) has been received by Norfolk County Community Planning to amend the Norfolk County Official Plan to adopt a Secondary Plan for the North Dover Mills planning area in Port Dover.  The proposed … Continue reading

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Titan Trailers seeks approval for major expansion

Titan Trailers of Norfolk County is planning to build a 92,000-square-foot finishing plant as part of a major expansion of its transport trailer manufacturing business. About 50 additional workers will be needed for this new operation.  Norfolk County Community Planning … Continue reading

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Population increase in Norfolk County: Port Dover up 7.9%

Norfolk County’s population increased to 64,044 in 2016, up 1.4 per cent compared to the 2011 Census. The population center of Port Dover witnessed the highest population growth among towns in Norfolk County, at 6,161, up 7.9 per cent. Port Dover … Continue reading

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Townsend Butchers expands

Townsend Butchers of Norfolk County recently received planning permission to complete a 4,500-square-foot expansion of its meat-processing operation north of Simcoe. Townsend Butchers is expanding its workforce of 18 even as it is investing in new machinery, reports the Simcoe … Continue reading

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