Sarnia-Lambton has the infrastructure and industrial base to support all forms of industrial activity, including the capital-intensive manufacturing of traditional oil based fuels and chemicals, traditional and emerging energy technologies and advanced manufacturing industries. This is highlighted by a well-established transportation and utilities infrastructure, and augmented by research, testing and commercialization facilities.
The industrial infrastructure in Sarnia-Lambton exists to supply the existing industrial base, but also to enhance the regions capabilities to support and advance new development opportunities.
Technical Workforce Availability
- Skilled in building, operating and maintaining industrial infrastructure.
- Over 22,000 people are employed in manufacturing and service industries and businesses in Lambton County.
- Low employee turnover and absenteeism rates.
Capital Expenditure (CAPEX) Savings
- 20-25 percent can be saved on CAPEX due to quicker time to market when locating in Sarnia-Lambton.
- Under-utilized infrastructure, including pipeline capability, and existing storage and industrial facilities can reduce CAPEX.
- Brownfield sites already zoned for industrial use are available, with infrastructure in place.
- Fully serviced industrial and business parks zoned for industrial or light industrial uses.
Infrastructure Partnership Opportunities
- Potential to partner with existing industrial facilities to exploit under-utilized infrastructure and share costs.
Industrial Support and Supply Systems
- Existing supply chain and distribution systems to industry.
- Maintenance and industrial support, specializing in all aspects of metal fabrication, engineering, environmental, and support services geared to manufacturing industries through the Sarnia-Lambton Industrial Alliance.
- Industrial training support for construction, operation, maintenance and safety programs through the Industrial Educational Cooperative.