Former Nestlé factory business launch, announcement on Friday

Seen from the end of King Street, the painted-over brand "Nestlé" is once again emerging on the factory stack. Zandbergen photo, Nation Valley News

CHESTERVILLE — There’s an official announcement planned at the former Nestlé plant here on Friday (Oct. 21), involving the Cornwall and the Counties Community Futures Development Corporation — the local granting agency overseeing the Eastern Ontario Development Program.

The event will coincide with a planned soft launch of business operations by the factory’s owners at IDP Group, which bought the 373,000-square-foot facility just about a year ago. Ever since then, the principals have been preparing the cavernous space as warehousing for IDP’s own office-furnishing business and as a shared site with available capacity for lease.

Local municipal officials and MP Guy Lauzon are expected to attend Friday’s launch and announcement.


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