Hamilton Economic Development

Company Profile

ArcelorMittal Dofasco

ArcelorMittal Dofasco

ArcelorMittal Dofasco plays a key role in North America’s advanced manufacturing supply chain working with the top automotive, energy, packaging and construction brands to develop lighter, stronger and more sustainable products – from cans to cars. It is Hamilton’s largest private sector employer with more than 5,000 employees producing 4.5 million net tons of high quality flat carbon steel annually. The company recently completed a significant portfolio of investments in its finishing division including a new state-of-the art galvanizing line, a new temper mill and a revamped line that now produces both Galvanize and Galvalume™ steel, for a total investment of $249M CAD. On the heels of these successful projects, the company has now embarked on a $112M CAD utilities boiler and power generation project, replacing three aged boilers with one modern, high-pressure boiler along with a 20 megawatt topping turbine and water treatment plant. The new boiler will use waste gases from the steelmaking process to produce steam to generate electricity. Slated to be in service in 2019, this project is estimated to result in about 129,000 MWh of annual electricity savings. These investments, coupled with the company’s commitment to continuous improvement, are keeping Hamilton at the forefront of advanced material production in North America.

ASI Group

In 2017, ASI Group, a full-service engineering and marine technology company, announced their 40,000 square foot expansion in Hamilton. ASI Group Ltd. (ASI) is comprised of two groups; ASI Marine, which offers a full range of underwater inspection, mapping and light construction services, and ASI Water which has extensive experience in design, build, and operation of drinking water and wastewater systems.

Brewing Up Success

Fairweather Brewing Company, Grain and Grit Beer Co., Clifford Brewing Co. and Merit Brewing were all new in 2017.  All of these new facilities have put Hamilton on the craft brewing map and have drawn in new patrons from across the province.

Everest Wholesale Dist. Inc.

Everest announced their 75,000 square foot expansion in 2017 along with the acquisition of Sunrise Records. The investments will increase their capacity to provide industry leading toys and music products for consumers from across Canada.


Fraunhofer-McMaster opened the Bio Medical Engineering and Advanced Manufacturing (BEAM) Project Centre a $33 million, 20,000-square-foot space to allow researchers to develop new diagnostic tests and treatment for a wide range of diseases, and then prepare them for the marketplace. This is a significant international investment for Hamilton and raises the city’s research capacity in the area of Life Sciences exponentially.

Fusion Pharmaceuticals

Fusion Pharmaceuticals

This new biopharmaceutical company received $33 million in venture capital financing from Johnson and Johnson Innovation to develop medical isotopes to treat cancer.


G3 Canada Limited

G3 Canada Limited

$50 million new 50,000 MT capacity export grain terminal on Pier 26 of Hamilton Port.  This adds to the multi-modal capacity of Hamilton’s food and beverage manufacturing sector.



Gay Lea Foods

Gay Lea Foods

$3-million research and development facility at its Salerno cheese plant in Hamilton. The first phase of a multi-phase expansion at the Hamilton facility and is a national investment in the area of food and beverage manufacturing.


Greenbelt Microgreens

30,000 square foot greenhouse facility that specializes in microgreen production opened in Ancaster with plans for future expansion shortly.  In 2017, Greenbelt was also the winner of The Premier of Ontario’s Agri-Food Innovation Excellence Award.


IBM and HHS opened a new centre in downtown Hamilton focused on healthcare innovation. The centre will give area healthcare providers, researchers, innovators and entrepreneurs advanced technology tools and expertise to improve healthcare outcomes and put Hamilton on the map as a hub for healthcare innovation in Canada.  This partnership saw 400 administrative and research jobs move downtown.

Losani Properties

Losani Properties began construction of 100,000 square feet of new commercial/industrial space in 2017 on spec (building without a particular tenant secured).

Nova Steel Inc.

Added 24,000 square feet of industrial space for two high strength slitting lines to their production capacity- used to break master coils down into smaller coils of a specific width and or weight.

Nucor Canada

Nucor Canada (part of Nucor-North America’s largest steelmaker and mini-mill operator) recently added fifty new jobs and 55,000 square feet of industrial space to their Ancaster operations. The expansion includes the construction of a new plant for its Vulcraft /Verco Group’s expansion into Canada. This facility will produce steel joists, joist girders and decking for the North American market.

P&H Milling Group

P&H Milling Group

$45 million bulk flour mill on Pier 10 of Hamilton Port. First new build flour mill in Eastern Canada in 75 years. 16 new Hamilton jobs and the retention of another 200+ jobs in the Province.


In 2017, Stryker, an international leader in medical device manufacturing, began construction of its Canadian headquarters in Flamborough. Stryker has invested more than $100 million into the new 127,000 square foot build for 200 employees, and is the first of many light industrial manufacturers planned for a large tract of employment lands at Highways 5 and 6 in Flamborough.


A global leader in the water and wastewater sector, Suez announced the opening of their 15,000 square foot expansion in the Ancaster Business Park, moving their ozone production from New Jersey to Ancaster.

Sunset Neon Ltd.

With national clients such as Carters/ Oshkosh, Dairy Queen, Michael Hill and Starbucks, Sunset Neon makes the signs that are familiar to so many Canadians. In 2017, Sunset Neon relocated operations to a 55,000 square foot facility in Hamilton’s East End.


In 2017, Tiercon expanded operations by acquiring 33,000 square feet for their Engineering and Research Division. Tiercon is a tier 1 auto parts manufacturer employing hundreds in the Stoney Creek Business Park.

Volm Companies

The new Hamilton 24,000 square foot facility will create 30 jobs allowing it to expand its services of one of the industry’s leading sources for packaging and equipment solutions.

Walters Group

Walters Group

This internationally renowned engineering firm commenced construction of 2-storey, 36,000 square foot expansion of their Hamilton head office.  Their suite of projects span the globe.




Ranked Canada's most diversified economy, home to Canada's busiest multi-modal cargo airport, the busiest port on the Canadian Great Lakes, and centrally located within a one hour drive to Toronto, Waterloo and the Niagara/US Border, Hamilton is at the center of it all. With two internationally renowned post-secondary institutions in the city (surrounded by 23 other), a diverse and learned workforce and both ample greenfield and urban sites upon which to build, we're ready for your investment.

Welcome to unstoppable.