The Benson Group will be expanding its main distribution centre in the Cornwall Business Park following the acquisition of a 217,000 sq.ft. building, just across the street from its Headquarters. The move will result in a total footprint of 430,000 sq.ft. of building space on 60 acres.
“We are proud to show our confidence in Cornwall and expand our existing operations in the City,” said Marty Benson.
The expansion will result in job creation while continuing to position Benson as the leader in tire distribution in Canada. The company already has an impressive tire distribution network in Ontario and Quebec for car, light truck, heavy duty truck and OTR sectors.
The announcement was made at the Team Cornwall Year in Review meeting.
“The Benson family continues to lead by example, both here in Cornwall and throughout its business network,” said Mayor Kilger.
The Benson Group operates a network of strategically located auto part retail outlets in Ontario and Quebec. That business is supported by the company’s headquarters and state-of-the-art distribution centre in the Cornwall Business Park. Benson maintains the most comprehensive inventory of any auto parts jobber in Ontario both in brand name and more modestly priced generic brands.
The Benson Group employs 300 people in Cornwall and 1600 throughout the Benson network in Ontario and Quebec.