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Location DB > Canada > Ontario > Collingwood > Kaufman Furniture
Kaufman Furniture
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created by CopySix on 10/11/2005 1:31 PM
last modified by phrenzee on 11/5/2008 11:12 PM
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This location has been labeled as Demolished, and therefore can be viewed by anyone.
Mostly single level industrial building and property. Administrative offices to front of building with shipping and receiving yard to the rear.
 Basic Information
Type: Building
Status: Demolished
Accessibility: Easy
Recommendation: check it out if you're nearby
 Physical Information
200 Balsam Street
Collingwood, Ontario
Owner: Kaufman Divison of KRUG Inc.
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  •  Hazards
     Interesting Features
    Interesting (vortex) dust collectors on roof top with transfer pipes from various functional areas of the facility. Some parts of the faciltiy are quite old.
     Security Measures
  • fences
  • locked gates
  • wooden boarding
  • In a state of decommissioning - contractors on site.
  •  Historical Dates
    Built: 1900
    Closed: 2005
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    The Imperial Steel and Wire Company occupied this site, shipping nails across Canada. Facotry was partially destroyed in a fire in 1919 and was promptly rebuilt, but could never get the business well established again, and it closed in 1925.

    At the commencement of Second World War, Clyde Aircraft Manufacturing moved into the factory that Imperial Wire and Steel had left vacant. Clyde made parts for the Mosquito bomber, which was constructed of plywood, and shipped them to Camp Borden.

    The end of the Second World War the activities of Clyde Aircraft came to an end, but the provincial government worked out an agreement with the British Board of Trade to support a new enterprise, Globe Plywood Limited, that manufactured and exported do-it-yourself plywood furniture which could be assembled by the purchaser. Globe simply replaced Clyde in the same space. After the termination of the English contracts, the company expanded its production, improved its designs, was renamed Kaufman Furniture, and began exporting throughout Canada and the United States. In the late 1940s it employed almost 200 people.

    In 2000, The plant was purchased five years ago by Krug Inc., a Kitchener-based manufacturer of office furniture solutions that does business throughout North America.

    In 2005, Krug, blaming the rise of the Canadian dollar over the past few years, announced the closure of the factory resulting in the loss of jobs for more than 130 local employees.
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     Future Plans
    My money is demolition with redevlopment into condominiums, or time-shares.

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    October Scouting
    Tue, Oct 11th, 2005
    posted by CopySix
    8 pictures
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    phrenzee & msDeKay visit March 1, 2008
    Sun, Mar 2nd, 2008
    posted by phrenzee
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    Thu, Apr 24th, 2008
    posted by Sariss
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    This location's validation is current. It was last validated by Opheliaism on 11/6/2008 1:13 AM.

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  • on Nov 6 08 at 1:13, Opheliaism validated this location
  • on Nov 5 08 at 23:12, phrenzee changed the following: Status
  • on Jul 25 08 at 3:49, Steed validated this location
  • on Apr 24 08 at 20:08, Sariss updated gallery picture IMG_3903.jpg
  • on Apr 24 08 at 20:08, Sariss added some pictures to a gallery
  • on Apr 24 08 at 20:07, Sariss created a new gallery
  • on Mar 18 08 at 0:57, Emperor Wang validated this location
  • on Mar 2 08 at 14:33, phrenzee changed the following: Status, Accessibility, Security Measures
  • on Mar 2 08 at 14:30, phrenzee updated gallery picture restroom
  • on Mar 2 08 at 14:30, phrenzee updated gallery picture 3
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