Cornwall Ontario — The Benson Group has completed a $6 Million expansion to their tire distribution centre and retread plant in their home base of Cornwall, Ontario.
The expansion to the building at 805 Education Road is the latest component to position the Benson Group as the largest distributor of Goodyear Tire in Canada. It includes building repairs, enhancements, racking, monorail as well as retread and warehouse equipment.
It’s the first retread tire plant in Eastern Ontario.
In addition to the financial investment, the expansion has also means an additional 45 new staff to the Benson Team.
“This investment is a sign of our commitment to calling Cornwall home,” said Benson Group President Marty Benson. “It’s allowed us add staff as well as solidify our position as a leader in tire distribution.”
The Benson Group now has more than 485 thousand square feet of warehouse space in Cornwall’s Industrial Park when factoring in the latest expansion with the auto parts warehouse from a couple of years ago.
The Benson Group also employs more than 300 people in Cornwall and area and over 1,500 people throughout its network in Ontario and Quebec. Those figures include auto parts and repair experts as well as office and warehouse staff.