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Hamilton Economic Development

Walters Group building $6.4M headquarters on Hamilton Mountain

Construction of the Walters Group’s new headquarters on Rymal Road is well underway.

The $6.4-million, 30,000-square-foot structure is being built next to one of the company’s production facilities at 1318 Rymal Rd. E., just west of Dartnall Road. It will consolidate administration, engineers, project managers and sales staff under one roof, said Walter Koppelaar, president of the family-owned company. It is expected to open in 2017.

The company, which specializes in complex commercial and industrial steelwork projects, marked its 60th anniversary this year.

Walters Group started in 1956 as Walters Welding and Iron Works, working out of an 800-square-foot shop on Upper Wellington, making ornamental porch handrails and fire escapes for residential properties.

Some of the more recent high-profile projects Walters Group has taken on include construction of the Canadian Museum for Human Rights, the Bow Hi-Rise and Halifax Shipyards, and feature staircases for high-end retailers such as Louis Vuitton and Tommy Hilfiger.

Article courtesy of The HamiltonSpectator

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