Logistics firm’s purchase doubles staff, sales potential

A London company has bought a Toronto-area business and is moving it here, consolidating operations in the former Kellogg plant. Drexel Industries is doubling its staff and owner Jason Salmon is confident the purchase of Affinity Electronics of Canada in Barrie will more than double sales.

Factories redeveloped by shipping firms HCL Logistics and Drexel Industries

They represent two of the darkest moments in London’s industrial history, and today each has a new lease on life. New businesses have sprung up in the former sites of Electro-Motive Diesel and Kellogg Canada, two London manufacturing icons employing more than 1,000 workers between them that were shut down by U.S. parent firms.