A Tale of Two Buildings: Part 1
The SCP Centre has a storied history in Meaford. Many locals know it as the former site of Amerock, an American company that manufactured hardware onsite until the 1980’s. Our new home is nestled under the old rooftop oven, with aspects of this history still visible. It later became the home of Scott Clay Products, and the Scott family still owns the building to this day (as SCP Properties) – Terry and Maureen started the business, and their children Shannon and Craig have since become involved as well. The section of the building that ELGB will be in was also the home of the Meaford Factory Outlet for many years.
The building is located at 278 Cook St, a hop, skip and a jump away from the shores of Georgian Bay, just off Highway 26. The Scott family has put a lot of care into the building, and it has seen many upgrades in recent years, with the roof to be completed this spring. Details indicate commitment to environmental considerations, most directly observed by the solar panels on the roof, but also via LED lightning and other upgrades relating to energy efficiency. We continue to work closely with the Scott family and the SCP Facility Manager, Trevor Grose (a former Meaford firefighter and the past, long-time owner of Garnet’s Esso).
We have felt thoroughly welcomed to the building and the community of Meaford and are thoroughly looking forward to finding out what the next few years and a fresh space will bring our mighty little co-op that could.