A Trenton-based company which builds eco-friendly modular homes and buildings is closing its doors, moving to Port Hope and has already laid off 80 of its 140 employees.
Green Terra Homes has been in Trenton for five years and two years ago it established a manufacturing site on 10 Douglas Street, however it’s too small and they require a larger facility.
Operations Manager Max Broojerd told Quinte News business has been booming in Quinte West and the intention was to stay. The company filled $13.5 million orders in 14 months – on track to hit $100 million in sales this year.
“We purchased and fixed up the long-time vacant factory building at 260 West Street to the tune of $500,000,” said Broojerd. “We were assured in writing from the City that we could use the building for our operations and now we are met with guidelines that are impossible to fulfill.”
Our Newsroom has reached out to Manager of Economic Development and Tourism Linda Lisle and Quinte Economic Development Commission Executive Director Chris King for comment.