Construction could be seen the last few weeks at John Gavel Manufacturing Ltd. on Highway 11/71 just west of Emo. Jacob Christie, who is a planner at Gavel’s, said the business has been fortunate and that the new space on the west side of the building is in response to a high volume of work. The new space will hold an automotive expansion, creating a new area for their industrial mechanical division which caters to their own fleet of transport trucks involved in the local lumber indsutry, as well as other public commerical trucks and heavy-duty vehicles from the nearby New Gold mine. Previously, the automotive department shared space on the east side of the building with Gavel’s other shop services, including their custom fabrication and machining division, and quickly was becoming crowded. Christie added the collective and diverse group of Gavel’s customers is what has allowed them to grow.