WELLAND, ONT. – Officials cut the ribbon on Welland Toyota’s new, 18,000 sq-ft facility in the heart of Ontario’s Niagara Peninsula last week.
At the grand opening of this $4.4-million state of the art facility Toyota dealer George Farlow was recognized for his long-standing community commitment.
Welland Toyota principal George Farlow has increased employment at his dealership from 15 to 20 with this new facility, and is pursuing Gold Certification in the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Green Building Rating System.
In addition to jobs and investment, over the past two years Welland Toyota has provided tens of thousands of dollars worth of support to organizations in Welland and surrounding communities – including the cancer wing at the Welland County General Hospital; local veterans; local soccer and hockey teams; and the Canal Days Marine Heritage Festival in nearby Port Colborne.
“The community has been extremely supportive of the efforts of the Welland Toyota team,” stated Farlow. “Their encouragement has been key in making this day possible.”
“George’s commitment to this community is clearly demonstrated by the efforts he has made with this incredible facility,” stated Stephen Beatty, chief environmental officer and managing director, Toyota Canada Inc.
“It’s this care for his customers, from supporting local soccer teams, to supporting the cancer wing at Welland County General Hospital, that all of our Canadian Toyota Dealers exhibit. And it echoes the commitment that we, at Toyota Canada, have towards our presence in this country – to Canadian drivers and to the communities where we do business, and where our customers live.”