"It's a big asset to a community to have something like this," said Richard Standish, owner of PDI (Polymer Distribution Inc.), the company that's moving here.
"It's another item in the repertoire of goods and services." PDI
handles the bulk rail transfer of truckloads, primarily raw plastic pellets that manufacturers use to create a host of products.PDI
is also increasingly handling bulk food.
"Our growth industry is food," said Standish
It's been a real eyesore," said Standish
intends to change that.
The $3- to $4-million project entails modernizing existing buildings into a rail terminal.
That requires the installation of railway sections to handle the hundreds of rail cars that will shunt through.The office employs 30, most of whom are relocating from Milton.
Employment will grow, providing some job opportunities over the next six months.
said it's logical to move to Guelph because opportunity to expand was limited at the Milton site, an office and warehouse facility.