Groundbreaking Ceremony welcomes Halwell Mutual Insurance Company to the Hanlon Creek Business Park

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Guelph, Ont, April 27, 2016 – Long-time local business, Halwell Mutual Insurance Company broke ground on their 14,500 square foot head office, located in phase one of the Hanlon Creek Business Park.

This new construction will more than double the square footage of Halwell Mutual Insurance Company’s existing location at 812 Woolwich Street in order to accommodate the future growth of its workforce.

“We are very excited to be moving our headquarters into the Hanlon Creek Business Park.  It has given us the opportunity to create a healthy, modern work space for our team, and flexibility to expand our operations,” says Marg Torrance, President and CEO, Halwell Mutual Insurance Company. “We love that there is environmentally protected areas around us, and walking trails right outside our door.”

“Hallwell’s roots in our community go back 155 years, and we’re thrilled that they’ve decided to stay in Guelph and grow in Guelph,” says Mayor Guthrie.

All partners and contractors for Halwell’s new head office have been sourced within the region, which includes the design by Robertson Simmons Architects of Waterloo, and construction by Melloul-Blamey of Kitchener-Waterloo. It is expected to be complete by March 2017.

The Hanlon Creek Business Park is a prime location for business in Guelph’s south end. Phase one is now 50 per cent sold and phase two is fully graded, serviced and ready for development. The Hanlon Creek Business Park builds capacity for investment in our community and supports the directions of Guelph’s Economic Development Strategy – Prosperity 2020.

About Halwell Mutual Insurance Company

Halwell is celebrating 155 years in the local community and is committed to staying and growing here in Guelph and throughout the region. Halwell’s roots go back to 1861 in the agricultural sector and insured most of the local farms in the area. They now offer a full range of insurance products including home, auto, and commercial insurance. As a mutual insurance company, Halwell is owned by their members, who have a voice in how the company evolves and they partner with local professional independent brokers embedded in the community. Governed by a Board of Directors of nine people, Halwell is committed to the successful future of the company and its members.

About Invest in Guelph

Invest in Guelph represents the business development outcomes associated with the City of Guelph’s economic development strategy, Prosperity 2020. The purpose is to position and promote Guelph, Ontario as an investment ready and responsive community. For more information on the services provided by Business Development and Enterprise at the City of Guelph please visit guelph.ca/biz.

For more information

Barbara Maly
Manager, Economic Development
Business Development and Enterprise Services
519-822-1260 extension 2822
Barbara.Maly@guelph.ca

Marg Torrance
President and CEO
Halwell Mutual Insurance Company
519-836-2860 extension 226
www.halwellmutual.com
marg@halwellmutual.com