Forklift Parts Chatham - Chatham-Kent is the biggest municipality within southwestern Ontario. At 2,458 square kilometres, it is the 12th largest municipality by area in Canada. In 1998 Kent County and its municipalities merged to become the modern Chatham-Kent. Almost half of the municipality's 110,000 people live in the previous Chatham City. Other population centres are Blenheim, Dresden, Ridgetown, Wallaceburg and Tilbury.
Chatham-Kent is situated in Ontario's industrial heartland and has a well developed automotive and agricultural sectors. The area has been dubbed "The Classic Car Capital of Canada." Gray-Dort Motors Ltd., that was one of Canada's earliest car manufacturers, was originally started in the city of Chatham. Furthermore, Hank Chrysler of the Chrysler Company, was born here. AutoLiv Canada, which makes airbags, is located within Tilbury. RM Auctions, the world's largest vintage automobile auction house, and the world's biggest vintage automobile restoration company, RM Restorations, are located within Blenheim.
The areas energy and agricultural sectors are thriving. Commercial Alcohols, among the largest ethanol plants in the world is situated in Chatham-Kent. The biotechnology company Pioneer Hi-Bred Limited has its head office in the municipality of Chatham-Kent. The biggest producer of fresh fish and 2nd biggest frozen vegetable processor within Canada, Omstead Foods is located here. Thompsons Limited is a third-generation, family operated and owned company headquartered in Blenheim serving the agricultural industry with a network of modern elevators situated across southern Ontario and the United States. Thompsons also has retail centres selling fertilizer, seed, crop protectants and other agricultural services. Under its Hyland Seeds brand, the company sells popcorn, seed and bean products. Chatham-Kent attracts numerous foreign labourers to work on area farms throughout the growing season. The headquarters of Union Gas are situated within Chatham. The land along the shore of Lake Erie has proven ideal for the establishment of many wind farms.
Chatham is the retail hub for the surrounding population. Big-box stores are particularly many at the north end of St. Clair Street within Chatham and on Communication Road in Blenheim.
The company of Mallory Industries is an international company based within Blenheim, and within Sioux City, Iowa. The company makes squeegees and wash brushes throughout North America. The successful company was started by George W. Mallory in 1891 in Guilds. The factory began in Mallory's home and moved to Blenheim during 1914. Its current location is on Communication Road south of Blenheim, where it located in 1957.