Ply Gem sets up at CentrePort
by Murray McNeill
A new tenant is setting up shop and an existing one is expanding into larger quarters at CentrePort Canada, Manitoba’s inland port and free-trade zone.
The new arrival is Ply Gem, a Canadian manufacturer of exterior building products. It’s moving into a 28,000-square-foot space in a newly constructed multi-tenant building in the Brookside Business Park.
The other half of the new building has been leased to Goodman Manufacturing Group, which opened a distribution centre in CentrePort three years ago, but has since outgrown its original 12,000-square-foot space.
The larger quarters will enable the Houston-based HVAC distributor and manufacturer to add a new showroom and a training centre to its CentrePort operations.
"We have seen tremendous growth since we first opened our branch at CentrePort," said Scott Croghan, branch manager at Goodman. "Our new facility will continue to provide us with access to expressways like CentrePort Canada Way and the Perimeter Highway, which ensures our trucks are moving at highway speeds within minutes of leaving our warehouse. The increased space also supports our operational and employee growth strategy."
"CentrePort is an ideal location for Goodman and Ply Gem — the Manitoba-based facilities of both companies are key to their national distribution networks," added CentrePort president and CEO Diane Gray. "Their new facilities at North America’s largest inland port will give them excellent access to trucking and transportation, and increased space to accommodate their rapid business growth."