Former Barber plant in Collingwood to re-open under new ownership
Richard Wilson, a past customer of Barber Glass, is now the new owner of the former Barber plant in Collingwood, Ontario, with plans to re-open the facility within the next 30 days, according to a May 16 article in the Barrie Examiner.
Wilson had been involved when Barber established the Collingwood facility, a state-of-the-art plant capable of manufacturing architectural glass to a size of 10 feet by 20 feet. He uses the glass in his business of building 'iconic' homes for an exclusive clientele, the article states.
Wilson anticipates a lease on the plant could be signed as early as Wednesday, May 18, and the plant could be operational within the next 30 days, with an initial workforce of 40 to 50 people, according to the article.