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Guelph/Eramosa Township Rejects Xinyi Glass Plant Application

Debate over zoning bylaws and water use derails company’s plans

Xinyi Canada’s plans to build a new glass plant in the Guelph/Eramosa area in Ontario, Canada were derailed following a local council meeting.
The motion to strike down the application to build the 2 million square foot facility was passed by the mayor of Guelph/Eramosa Township as well as three council members at the meeting. The debate over property zoning bylaws was the main reason for the motion’s passage, but concerns were also expressed over the daily amount of water used and possible cross contamination between water and glass.
Xinyi Glass is a manufacturer that specializes in float, automotive, architectural and solar glass production.
Tommy Wong, Xinyi Glass Canada president, previously addressed the water, possible contamination and property zoning bylaw concerns. After the application vote, he and left the building, and neither he nor the company have provided any additional comments on the results of the vote.

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