Timeline
Businesses Under Smallwood's Economic Development Plan
Year Business Name Location Cost Closure
1950 North Star Cement Corner Brook $3.7 million 2000
1950 Atlantic Gypsum1 Corner Brook $1.5 million remains
1951 Canadian Machinery and Industry Construction Limited Octagon $5 million 1980s
1951 United Cotton Mills St. John’s $4 million 1986
1951 Atlantic Films & Electronics St. John’s $20,000 1980s
1951 NFLD Hardwoods Ltd. Donovan’s $2 million 1980s
1952 Atlantic Hardboard Ind. Ltd. Donovan’s $575,000 closed
1952 Newfoundland Tanneries Carbonear $750,000 1957
1953 Atlantic Gloves Limited Carbonear $350,000 1957
1953 Gold Sail Leather Goods Harbour Grace $200,000 1960
1954 Hanning Electric Limited Topsail $325,000 1958
1954 Superior Rubber Holyrood $1 millon 1956
1954 Terra Nova Textiles Harbour Grace $500,000 1986
1954 Koch Shoes2 Harbour Grace $750,000 remains
1956 A. Adler Company Bay Roberts $550,000 1960
1957 Eckhardt Knitting Mills Brigus $387,400 1960s

1Atlantic Gypsum is privately owned, but still in operation.
2Still in operation as Terra Nova Shoes.

Source: Newfoundland. Royal Commission on Employment and Unemployment. Building on our strengths: report of the Royal Commmission on Employment and Unemployment. St. John's: The Commission, 1986. Print.

By Melanie Martin. ©2006, Newfoundland and Labrador Heritage Web Site.


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