Council Accepts Offer to Purchase 8 Industrial Lots

January 11, 2012/Espanola, Ontario

Town of Espanola Accepts an Offer to Purchase 8 Industrial Lots

Council for the Town of Espanola has accepted an offer to purchase 8 industrial lots in the Light Industrial Park on Panache Lake Road.  "The closing date is set for March 31, 2012.  The Corporation of the Town of Espanola looks forward to the start of construction in the spring by Helios Storage Solutions.  They plan to develop several projects over the next few years.  We welcome Helios to Espanola and to the Industrial Park." says Mayor Mike Lehoux.

"We are very excited at the approval of this property purchase. Espanola seems to be a great fit for our Company. The affordability and quality of the serviced Industrial lots are what brought us here, but the personal dealings with the Town Staff and Consultants is what sold us. We cannot wait to become a community involved company and aid in the growth of this sector in Espanola."  Trevor Tario, Director, VP – Energy Production.

"We are thrilled to have found our business a home in Espanola.  Our location in the Espanola Industrial Park is a perfect fit for us.  With Espanola being the major hub for North Shore and Manitoulin Island it allows us to provide a much needed service for the large camping population.  We will not only be providing a safe place for people to store their boats, trailers, and other personal storage needs, but will provide boat wraps and winterizing services for our customers. I look forward to doing business in the Town of Espanola." Jeff Scharf, Director, VP - Operations.

Helios Storage Solutions Phase 1 Project (set to start April/May 2012) is a 16,000 sq. ft. indoor storage/warehousing facility for personal/commercial/industrial material and equipment. The main market will be self-storage units for individuals looking for storage space.  Boats, RV’s, Quads, etc. will have both indoor/outdoor storage availability options and winter/summer servicing of all equipment will be available. Helios Storage will also be utilizing the Ontario Power Authority's FIT (Feed-In Tariff) Program and will be installing a 310kW rooftop solar array to generate electricity back into the provincial electrical grid. Over the next few years, new phases may include industrial vestibules (small operating areas/shops for small business) as well as build to suit projects for larger customers. These projects are still in the planning and market research phase and Helios Storage Solutions will be working closely with local Industry as well as larger Northern Ontario businesses to ensure they are creating a value added Industrial Park to enable local business growth and job creation.

Helios Storage Solutions was founded by 2 local entrepreneurs, Trevor Tario (President, Green Power Solutions Inc.) and Jeff Scharf (President, Roofing Done Right). Both companies will hold locations at the new site to provide their services to Espanola and area.

For more information please contact:
Cynthia Townsend, Clerk Treasurer/Administrator
Town of Espanola
100 Tudhope Street, Suite 2
Espanola, ON P5E 1S6
Tel: (705) 869-1540
Fax: (705) 869-0083
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