Reuse Planned for Former Windsor Tool & Die Building

Monday January 23rd, 2012

Posted at 11:15am


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Windsor Rubber Processing is a new Windsor business that will be opening at 1680 Kildare Road in South Walkerville which specializes in recyling used tires into powdered rubber. Their product is used for athletic fields, garden mulch and as playground covering.

The company also plans to manufacture old rubber products such as auto parts, rubber sidewalks, anti-fatigue mats and patio pavers.

If approved by City Council, Windsor Rubber Processing will qualify for financial incentives under the City’s Business Development Grant Program — intended to stimulate new investment in the area and diverify the local economy.

At its Kildare location, Windsor Rubber Processing plans to invest almost a million dollars into the building including a new roof, construction of a new canopy, installation of a large scale and a new electrical system.

A report from City Administration cites as risks a continued vacancy at the property should it not be developed and the possibility of concerns from nearby residents of a rubber recyling facility being located in their neighbourhood.

If approved by City Council, Windsor Rubber Processing will be elegible for annual grants of up to 100% of its municipal taxes for reuse of the Kildare property.

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