|Submitted by Justin Larson|
Sept. 2nd, 2021 VOL.3 ISSUE 1
The morning of Friday Aug 20th Abatement Technologies Limited announced the construction of their new state-of-the-art manufacturing and warehousing facility that will also serve as the company’s global headquarters This 100,000 sq ft space will leverage innovative manufacturing and production processes in a purpose-built facility designed to support the company’s strategic long term growth plans
“It was just over two years ago that we
began planning this expansion to support our company’s long term strategic growth objectives”
said Andrew Harber, CEO. “Through the planning process we were so happy to be able to find
a suitable parcel of land allowing us to stay in the Fort Erie community”. The Harber family is celebrating 75 years of business in Fort Erie, ON this year. Harber Manufacturing was started by Andrew’s grandfather, Blair Harber Sr., in 1946 as a manufacturer of folding aluminum chairs. The company transitioned into Abatement Technologies in 1988 and carries that same name in its 3rd generation of family ownership and operation. “Through access to skilled labour and support from the community we have had the agility to respond to market opportunities. Transitioning from chairs to wood stoves, then aluminum boats and now the advanced suite of products offered under the Abatement Technologies brand we have been able to remain rooted in Fort Erie” said Blair Harber Jr., President
“The overwhelming support we have received from his Worship Mayor Redekop, Council, Town staff, FEDTC, the Region, and the MTO have made it possible to continue our longterm commitment to the Town of Fort Erie and the Niagara Region and we can’t thank them enough”. Andrew went on to say ‘We have ambitious goals and we are committed to achieving them here in our community”.
The new facility will allow Abatement Technologies to continue to compete on a global scale by driving efficiencies and bringing processes currently spread across multiple sites under one roof. The company currently employs 170 people across North America. 100 of which are located at the existing Fort Erie sites.
“Our company has been built by the hands of more than two generations of Niagara residents. This new facility allows us to keep these jobs in the community and create new opportunity for generations to come. With this facility acting as our global headquarters, we will need a variety of talent including Manufacturing, IT, Marketing, Finance, Operations, and Research and Development to support our growth plans” said Andrew.
Abatement Technologies is a leading manufacturer of HEPA based air filtration
and construction containment equipment
for critical environments such as healthcare facilities, asbestos abatement and disaster restoration sites. Abatement Technologies also manufactures rapid deployment patient isolation equipment designed to convert standard patient rooms into isolation rooms for patients with airborne illnesses. The company currently has 12 sites across Canada and one in the US with products sold in over 50 countries around the world.