Two to three hundred new jobs will be created in Welland over the next two years as Edmonton-based CNTNR opens a 125,000-square-foot manufacturing facility in the former Welland Tubes plant on Rusholme Road.
The company, which turns shipping containers into state-of-the-art technology-forward homes, has hired 30 employees and will hire another 80 as it gets ready to open.
“We anticipate hiring another 100 workers over the next two years,” said CNTNR Modular Building Solutions chief executive officer Adam Morris.
He said the company was aware many Wellanders travel out of town to work and was looking to entice them to CNTNR with wages comparable to what they are making now.
The company had been looking to move east to service not only Ontario, Quebec and beyond but also the American northeast.
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