Industrial land sale is moving forward

The township is moving forward with the sale of four acres of industrial land, including the first parcel sold in phase 2 of the Drayton Industrial Park.

At the Aug. 14 meeting, township council agreed to provide notice of the intended sale to Prologic Holdings Inc. (MTX Fruit Ripening) of land legally described as Part Lot 17, Concession 11, Maryborough.

The exact dimensions  of the parcel, located directly off Industrial Drive within the second phase of the development, will be determined by a land survey at the township’s expense, explained clerk Barb Schellenberger in a report.

Funds from the $160,000 sale will go into a working reserve to fund development of Phase 2 of township-owned industrial lands.

MTX Fruit Ripening Systems North America announced plans to build a production facility in Mapleton last March.  

The company designs and manufactures ripening rooms, rapid coolers and environmental chambers, including many for independent and large grocery stores.