Thorold Multimodal Hub Gets Canadian Maritime Engineering

MEDIA RELEASE – Photo courtesy of HOPA Ports

HOPA Ports is pleased to welcome a new business to the Thorold Multimodal Hub, as Niagara’s maritime sector continues to grow.

Canadian Maritime Engineering (CME), a division of Russell Industries Corp., is a leading marine-industrial company that offers machining, mechanical, welding, fabrication and specialty coatings to customers in a wide variety of sectors, including maritime, oil & gas, defence and power generation.

Headquartered in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, CME has facilities throughout eastern Canada and in British Columbia. The company has had a presence in the Niagara Region for over 12 years, but this move into the Thorold Hub represents a major growth step for the company and is a sign of the increasing momentum within the maritime sector in Ontario.

CME will occupy more than 18,000 sq. ft of space within the Thorold Multimodal Hub, with options to expand as the business develops.

CME sells and services engines and equipment

CME plans on completing dock side repairs from this location, as well as expanding their capabilities and resources to serve marine, power generation, mining, and industrial community in Central Canada.

L-R: John Veldman (Bioveld), David Townsend (Bioveld), Paul Veldman (Bioveld), Mark Hall (CME), David Love (HOPA Ports), Jeremy Dunn (HOPA Ports)


“On behalf of Thorold City Council, we welcome this investment by Canadian Maritime Engineering (CME) in the City of Thorold, as it further reinforces the importance of the Thorold Multimodal Hub, which will be a leader of sustainable industrial expansion in Ontario. The City of Thorold and the Niagara Region have a strong history in marine, and we are well positioned to be a trade and logistics hub for the world.  CME will contribute no doubt to that capacity and our ability to be globally competitive.  We thank them for their investment and welcome them to the City of Thorold.”

Thorold Mayor Terry Ugulini

CME is one of Canada’s largest mobile and marine/field service companies. The company sells and services lines of engines and equipment, and offers solutions to customers 24/7. It offers expertise all in-house, with 22 locations coast to coast and over 600 tradesmen under the various divisions of Russell Industries Corp, which also is based in the area.

“CME sees an underserved market for mechanical, power generation, mining and marine repairs and servicing, keeping Ontario’s equipment turning with local labour and solutions. CME will offer Ontario the local supply chain security and reduced down time costs our customers have been demanding since the onset of COVID. I am very proud to manage and lead CME into the bright future this expansion will provide us,”

Mark Hall, CME’s General Manager for Central Canada.

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