Enderby is getting an economic boost.
City council has approved a development permit for Cory M. Holdings to construct a fabrication shop on Brickyard Road.
“We hope they will bring well-paying jobs which is exciting,” said Mayor Howie Cyr.
The company constructs dust collection mechanisms for sawmills and it’s seen as a catalyst for further development in the community’s industrial park.
“We needed someone to go in and it will make others look at Enderby,” said Coun. Greg McCune.
The proposal calls for a 930-square-metre fabrication shop and a 189-square-metre office.
“No development is proposed to occur within the riparian assessment area which is the 30 metre strip on both sides of the Shuswap River,” said Kurt Inglis, planning assistant, in a memo to council.
“It is proposed that access will continue to be gained off of Brickyard Road via two eight-metre-wide driveway aisles. The applicant is proposing 16 right-angle parking stalls.”
There would be three loading zones on site.
Beyond creating employment, there is the possibility that the company could generate training opportunities.
“They want to work with A.L. Fortune Secondary and help students get a trade,” said Cyr, adding that the owner of the company, Cory Martindale, is a former A.L. Fortune graduate.
It’s not known when the fabrication shop will open but construction is expected to begin soon.