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Old Posted Nov 14, 2008, 9:44 PM
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Good news from the Ancaster Business Park today:

http://www.thespec.com/News/BreakingNews/article/466633
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HA imagine the coffee roasting smell in that area in a few years
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http://www.fruitionff.com/

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Fruition Fruits & Fills Ltd. is an industry leading manufacturer of custom developed fruit based fillings, fondants & icings, and additional toppings for the baking, confectionary and dairy industries. Operating from a state of the art facility, Fruition is able to achieve unparalleled levels of efficiency, consistency and food safety in everything we manufacture.

The Fruition manufacturing facility has many core advantages that it can provide.

These include:

HACCP Certification
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Organic Certification (OCCP/Pro Cert)
Nut-free production environment
Industry leading levels of automation
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If you require an ingredient supply organization that has achieved a "best in class" status, that can help you differentiate your product from the competition, is focused exclusively in the baking, confectionary and dairy industries, and operates from a strong and strategic distribution hub; please contact Fruition Fruits & Fills Ltd.
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Fruition Fruits & Fills is an innovative manufacturer of fruit and sugar-based products. We offer a comprehensive line of icings, fillings, purees and variegates to perfectly complement a wide variety of bakery and dairy products.

Fruition Fruits & Fills product lines include:

·Classic Pie Fillings ·Flavoured Fondants
·Supreme Pie Fillings ·Clear & Flavoured Glazes
·Classic Donut Fillings ·Icings, Frostings
·Specialty Donut Fillings ·Ice Cream Variegates
·Pastry Toppings ·Laminated Dough Fillings
·Spreads and Jams ·Yoghurt Fruits FOB
·Fruit Purees ·Yoghurt Fruits Swiss Style
Fruition Fruits & Fills Limited
2379 Speers Road, Oakville,
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Mixed feelings here. While it is always nice to see a major tenant arrive, many people tend to overlook the environmental impact of a industrial coffee roasting facility. If the oven's chimney is not equipped with appropriate brush filtering, the roasting can release significant amounts of fine particulate matter.
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Mixed feelings here. While it is always nice to see a major tenant arrive, many people tend to overlook the environmental impact of a industrial coffee roasting facility. If the oven's chimney is not equipped with appropriate brush filtering, the roasting can release significant amounts of fine particulate matter.
would that be the same 'fine particulate matter' as all the cars driving to the new MEC?
JUST KIDDING! Lol. I couldn't resist.

Yea, based on that description posted above by Fair Hamilton they will be doing a lot more than roasting coffee.
I guess whenever you attract industrial tenants it's expected that some pollution will come with them. Let's hope the city enforces the best standards possible for this place.
Let's also hope that the city puts the environmental commissioner in place soon. Lord knows the provincial body is useless with virtually nobody enforcing their environmental regulations.
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would that be the same 'fine particulate matter' as all the cars driving to the new MEC?
JUST KIDDING! Lol. I couldn't resist.
Oh yeah, all that new traffic on the QEW heading to MEC Burlington is going to have such an impact I'd bet they're going to double the lane capacity and add another span to the skyway. Environment Canada will likely have an emissions testing van parked in their lot too.

In the future try thinking before posting garbage like this. And give the MEC thing a rest. I seem to recall a poster recently commenting about how tiresome it is to have someone moan on about the same old stuff all the time in every thread...
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Remember this post I made a while back about Tim Horton's new roasting facility in Ancaster?

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Mixed feelings here. While it is always nice to see a major tenant arrive, many people tend to overlook the environmental impact of a industrial coffee roasting facility. If the oven's chimney is not equipped with appropriate brush filtering, the roasting can release significant amounts of fine particulate matter.
This was in today's Spec:

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Coffee roaster in Ancaster appealing emissions standards

August 06, 2009
Eric McGuinness
The Hamilton Spectator

Tim Hortons is appealing odour-control rules imposed on its $30-million coffee roasting plant by the Ontario Ministry of the Environment.

The complaint cites onerous, unnecessary and "patently unreasonable" conditions in the ministry's certificate of approval for air emissions.

It also says a requirement to report every environmental complaint within two days "creates a significant, unnecessary and duplicative administrative burden and is a more onerous reporting standard than what is required by the regulatory reporting requirements."

The certificate is in the name of Fruition Manufacturing Ltd., operating as Maidstone Coffee Canada, a wholly owned subsidiary of TDL Group Corp. of Oakville, which runs Tim Hortons.

Tim Hortons spokesperson David Morelli said yesterday it would be inappropriate to comment with the appeal pending.

The emissions issue is significant because coffee roasting releases a variety of volatile organic compounds, particulate matter and smoke. A quick Google search turns up many instances of odour complaints and enforcement measures involving coffee roasters in other places.

The ministry says airborne contaminants from the Tim Hortons plant will include particles, nitrogen oxides and acrolein, which is also found in tobacco smoke and vehicle exhaust. The U.S. Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry says acrolein is a toxic substance that causes inflammation and irritation of the skin, respiratory tract and mucous membranes. Its odour is described as pungent and suffocating.

The plant being built on Cormorant Drive in the Ancaster Industrial Park, slated to open later this year, will produce 1,000 one-pot pouches of ground coffee a minute.

The approval certificate says it will have three gas-fired roasting drums, each with a capacity of 3,000 kilograms of green, or unroasted, coffee beans an hour and each equipped with a catalytic incinerator to remove contaminants.

The full text of the appeal and the approval certificate can be found online by searching for No. 010-5867 on the Environmental Bill of Rights Registry, www.ebr.gov.on.ca. Appeals under the Environmental Protection Act are heard by the Environmental Review Tribunal. Updates on the case, No. 09-064, will be available at www.ert.gov.on.ca.
Looks like the Environment Ministry is going to keep a close look on this facility, and Timmies doesn't seem too happy about it...
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Old Posted Aug 6, 2009, 7:20 PM
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i can see the sign at each register now:
"Due to recent government regulations, we are forced to raise the price to $2 a cup"

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Fire, Explosion on Osprey

Today's Spec online edition:

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Propane blasts, roof collapse in Ancaster blaze

ANCASTER – A large propane tank has exploded and collapsed part of the roof of an Ancaster woodworking plant which has been burning most of the night.

About 60 Hamilton firefighters and 18 fire vehicles have been sent to battle the three-alarm fire at Archmill House Inc., a specialty millwork manufacturing plant on Osprey Drive which makes cabinets and architectural mouldings for homes and businesses.

The fire has forced the closure of a number of businesses the Ancaster industrial park off Wilson Street at Tradewinds Drive as emergency crews have closed access roads.

The blaze was discovered by police sent to check on an alarm at the building at 3 a.m.

Fire department spokesman John Verbeek said one of three large propane tanks at the rear of the 35,000-square-foot main building exploded at 6:15 a.m. after firefighters had moved back out of the building into defensive positions.

“When the crews got there, they found 20-foot flames where plywood is stored on open racks in the centre area,” he said.

“The fire began spreading rapidly across the roof and the district chief ordered evacuation as it was no longer safe there.”

Verbeek said the wood products and lumber stocks in the building are burning fiercely, but flames have not reached flammable liquids used in manufacturing because they are stored in a separate room off the main building which is protected by a heavy fire door.

Verbeek said firefighters had difficulty attacking the fire with Aerial trucks because it is not safe to move the rigs between the blazing structure and businesses beside it.

But the heavy rigs can not cross the rough ground and wet area behind Archmill.

So, a 4x4 vehicle equipped with a water gun used to fight brush fires has been brought in to come in behind the plant from Comorant Drive

Wind conditions are light and most of the pall of heavy black smoke from the fire is rising straight into the sky. Verbeek said there was smoke drifting over towards the Rymal Road and Fiddlers Green area so police officers were sent there to advise residents of the fire. There was no evacuation order for that area, though neighbours were told to close windows.

Businesses located on either side of the blazing plant have not been damaged, but hydro has been cut off in the neighbourhood.

Hamilton police have been sent into the area to control bystanders who can’t resist slipping between the industrial buildings for a closer look

Police and fire crews reported several explosions in the building just after they arrived. It is believed these were caused by aerosol materials used in the manufacturing process which detonated.

Archmill added a major extension to the plant several years ago.

No one was working in the building when the blaze was discovered.

By 5 a.m. the fire was burning fiercely with fire crews setting up fixed water cannons around the building. they have also asked the city to boost water pressure to mains in the area surrounding the fire.

The Ontario Fire Marshal’s office has been called.

Osprey Drive is located in an industrial area off Wilson Street East in Ancaster, west of Duff’s corners at Garner Road and Wilson Street
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All the pastry and donuts are done in Brantford, we could of had that factory but we lost to Brantford.

So it's likely this will just be for roasting coffee beans.
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SteelTown--Brantford parbakes the pastry and dough products on TDL's behalf--at last count TDL didn't own that facility or the company which operates it.

This operation setting up shop in Ancaster makes fillings, icings, etc (and is TDL owned)--which are added in-store and not in Brantford. Moreover, they have apparently assumed responsiblity for coffee roasting--which it sounds like Ancaster will be responsible for--with perhaps an eye on expansion--ultimately bringing the rest of the opreation down from Oakville...considering the size of the parcel they've acquired.
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the city owns these lands right?? So that $1.8 million purchase price is paid to the city??
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bro...it was a joke. I even put a huge 'JUST KIDDING' so our anal mods would realize. no worries.
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Now lets just bring home the Head Office from Oakville.
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realcity--a nice sentiment--hell it would be great to bring the TDL headquarters to Hamilton. Nonetheless, "Home" for TDL from a corporate standpoint has always been Oakville...so in essence, a move to Hamilton would mean TDL leaving home as opposed to coming home.
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...but from a Ron Joyce/Tim Hortons standpoint, Hamilton is home.
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^ especially since when the first Tim Horton's opened in 1964, Oakville on maps was referred to as Mimico ....

I have a map from 1961 of Canada. It shows Toronto and Hamilton and between -- Mimico -- no Oakville, no Burlington and no Mississauga (even Brampton was labeled). So basically Tim Horton's corp. is older then Oakville...

but who cares about that? Tim Horton's was founded in Hamilton. It's home office should be in Hamilton. or at a minimum some kind of office, if only for respect.
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Must be an interesting map...Mimico is significantly further east and is part of Etobicoke. Moreover, the original Town of Oakville was founded in 1827...a few years prior to TDL.

I know I've given the short version of TDL's history in Oakville before--that being that Oakville was chosen in part for it's highway access...and in the 1970s...the relatively low cost of land. More importantly Joyce and Horton chose it because it was approximately the halfway point between Joyce's home in Aldershot and Horton's in Don Mills.
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I'll scan it. it's from an encyclopedia. I know where Mimico is, there's a GO stop named for it. West of Etobicoke and one stop west of Port Credit, it's Mississauga.

I repeat:: but who cares about that? Tim Horton's was founded in Hamilton. It's home office should be in Hamilton.

Tim Horton died in 1968 (four years after the first location), Oakville was still irrelevant then. After Horton's death all the locations were in Hamilton and Ron Joyce didn't need a halfway point anymore after 1968.

I repeat:: but who cares about that? Tim Horton's was founded in Hamilton. It's home office should be in Hamilton.
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I'll scan it. it's from an encyclopedia. I know where Mimico is, there's a GO stop named for it. West of Etobicoke and one stop west of Port Credit, it's Mississauga.

I repeat:: but who cares about that? Tim Horton's was founded in Hamilton. It's home office should be in Hamilton.

Tim Horton died in 1968 (four years after the first location), Oakville was still irrelevant then. After Horton's death all the locations were in Hamilton and Ron Joyce didn't need a halfway point anymore after 1968.

I repeat:: but who cares about that? Tim Horton's was founded in Hamilton. It's home office should be in Hamilton.
The chain's first shop was located it in Hamilton, but that does not necessarily mean it was "founded" there. I don't see why the head office "should" be in Hamilton.

The United States of America was "founded" in Philadelphia, but that is no longer the country's capital city.

Conferences that led up to Canada's Confederation took place in a number of cities, but Ottawa was not one of them.

McMaster University was "founded" in Toronto.

Boeing moved its headquarters from Seattle to Chicago a few years ago.

There is a nice little display case in the Ottawa Street store. I don't think that the company "should" be obligated to set up anything in Hamilton beyond that.
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