An environmental and geotechnical drilling services company in Brantford, Ont., Is expanding its operations in North Bay and plans to offer more than a dozen job opportunities.
The city announced on December 14 that the Landshark Group of Companies is investing $ 5.8 million to establish its new northern Ontario operating base in North Bay.
The company is purchasing about 4.5 acres of land in the industrial park at the city’s southern end, with construction expected to begin in the spring of 2022.
“North Bay will become a strategic location for operations and training to serve other large temporary bases specific to more northern projects,” Dean Gough, president of Landshark and former North Bay resident, said in a statement.
“With our main office in Brantford, Ontario, the Landshark Group now serves much of the province with a focus on establishing permanent brick and mortar locations in high growth areas such as North Bay. . “
Comprised of five companies, the Landshark group deals with major infrastructure, heavy construction, energy and environmental surveys and sanitation projects.
The company employs 100 people in all of its divisions.
Key projects Landshark has worked on include the Hamilton Health Sciences Center and the Sunnybrook Health Sciences Center in Toronto.
Upon arrival in North Bay, the company will offer geotechnical and environmental drilling, hydro-excavation, industrial and private location services.
“As the main operational center, however, this location will also provide the administrative support, training, sales and repair facilities necessary for the maintenance and service of the fleet,” the statement said.
The company is expected to create 17 full-time positions to begin with, but this is expected to “increase significantly” as demand increases and the company continues to expand its portfolio of services.
“This is an exciting project for North Bay and we are delighted that Dean and his team have chosen our community as their base of operations in the north,” North Bay Mayor McDonald said in the statement.
“Our team looks forward to helping facilitate this project in the Gateway Industrial Park and supporting the future growth of the business in North Bay.