HSPP Opens a New Manufacturing Location in Thorold, Ontario.

Mississauga, ON, August 4, 2023 – High Strength Plates & Profiles Inc. (HSPP) is excited to announce the
opening of a new 91,980-square-foot production facility based in Thorold, Ontario, expanding its capacity
for processing and distributing high-strength and abrasion-resistant steel. The Thorold facility adds a third location to HSPP’s existing manufacturing presence in Mississauga, Ontario, and Sudbury, Ontario.
“We have been operating at capacity over the last few years,” said Jason Brock, President of HSPP. “We
knew we had to expand. The Thorold location is a great strategic fit, featuring on-site transloading for
rail as well as good access to marine transportation offered by the Thorold Multimodal Hub, further
strengthening our supply chain connections. The new facility increases our overall corporate footprint to
173,000 square feet, and gives us room to expand inventory, add equipment, and take on more work in a
way that we could not do before.”

With HSPP’s new location comes a new suite of production equipment such as the industry’s latest
high-powered plasma and oxyfuel cutting machinery, new cranes, and new machining and brake-forming
equipment. Once all the equipment is installed, the location is expected to add 40-50 new jobs to the City
of Thorold, which is fantastic news to Terry Ugulini, Mayor of Thorold.

“Bringing back jobs is so important,” said Mayor Ugulini. “This is exciting because we’ve always been building homes in this area. Residential growth was booming. Now we’re getting the traction on the commercial/industrial side. We’re starting to see that take place and that’s great for jobs, it’s great for the tax base, it’s not only great for the City of Thorold but the Niagara Region as a whole.”

The Thorold Multimodal Hub is a 500-acre multimodal industrial complex adjacent to the Welland
Canal. HSPP is the latest tenant to locate at the southern (Hayes Road) campus, a former automotive
manufacturing facility which has been repurposed for modern industry, helping to breathe new life into
Southern Ontario’s manufacturing sector. The redevelopment and consolidation of several brownfield
industrial sites into a modern industrial cluster at the Thorold Hub is a partnership of BMI Group and
HOPA Ports. To-date, more than 25 companies have located at the Hub, and the partners are thrilled to
welcome HSPP.

Said Justus Veldman, BMI Group Managing Partner, “When you see these buildings that have been
abandoned for so many years, seeing that first lick of paint, the new lights being installed and… you can
imagine that 15 or 20 years ago there were 400 people working here, just being able to contribute… and
do good in the time that we’re given on this planet is a great feeling.”

In contrast to all the newness, a familiar face within the HSPP family will be at the helm in Thorold:
Trevor Thatcher, General Manager at HSPP’s Mississauga location, will be the General Manager of the
new facility. To support its Thorold operations, HSPP is looking to recruit a team of crane operators, CNC
machine operators, and CAD programmers. Applicants can apply with their resume and cover letter to
[email protected].

About High Strength Plates & Profiles Inc.
Founded in 1985, High Strength Plates & Profiles Inc. (HSPP) has grown into one of Canada’s top
suppliers of high-strength and abrasion-resistant steel products. The company’s product specialization
and of years of experience have allowed HSPP to pioneer and implement value-added solutions for all its
clients’ steel needs in these specialty products. Between HSPP’s consolidated range of in-house services
and three manufacturing facilities, the company is the ideal one-stop-shop solution for both product
engineers and purchasers of high-strength and abrasion-resistant steel plates, sheets and parts.

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