A window and door manufacturer in Hanover is planning to move its operation to Mitchell.
Intex Doorwin is currently a home-based business, located south of Mitchell. Hanover Reeve Stan Toews says they have outgrown their space and are moving to a more commercial area, on land immediately west of Hanover Homes.
Their plans include construction of a 3000 square foot workshop and a 600 square foot showroom. However, due to some lot size constraints, the front and rear yards needed to be varied.
Toews notes there were concerns from neighbours over noise, dust and property devaluation. He notes the business is classified light manufacturing and yet, what the owners are doing is importing windows from Germany and only adding a few small finishing touches.
"The applicant assured that they have the same business at home now, you can't hear any manufacturing from outside the building," says Toews. "Everything takes place inside, everything is stored inside."
Council approved the request.