Former S.W. Moores Memorial Stadium sold in Harbour Grace
The Town of Harbour Grace has confirmed that Fitz Mobile Welding Inc. has purchased the former S.W. Moores Memorial Stadium.
According to the company’s profile on a Government of Canada website, “Fitz’s Mobile Welding Inc. is a welding and fabrication business offering mobile and in-shop services to the marine, construction, structural and offshore industries.”
Fitz purchased the property on Friday, Jan. 13 with a bid of $400,000.
According to Harbour Grace CAO and town clerk, Michael Saccary, the corporation’s intent is to use the facility “to run a steel fabrication operation.”
“This is a good start for Harbour Grace ... It’s certainly a positive thing for the community,” Saccary said.
“It’s something that everyone in the surrounding communities such as Bay Roberts and Carbonear, and this whole section of the island would definitely benefit from. Right off the bat you’re looking at 20, 25 employees, probably employed in the first year. And then it’s endless where you can go from there.
“There’s not too many operations in Atlantic Canada that can do the type of work they can do.”
The town previously agreed to sell the property to Pat McCormick in August of 2016. It was put back on the market however, in September, after McCormick pulled his offer to purchase the property.
McCormick had bid $400,000 and offered two pieces of land, the former Woodart Ltd. property and a piece of land near Lilly’s Lane.
With the new Danny Cleary Community Centre opening last fall, the town no longer needed the old stadium, which first opened in 1958.
This is a good start for Harbour Grace ... It’s certainly a positive thing for the community. —Michael Saccary
The Town of Harbour Grace sold the former S.W. Moores Memorial Stadium to Fitz Mobile Welding Inc.