IROQUOIS – A $12-million 55,000 square foot expansion of Ross Video, the municipality’s largest employer, has overcome a major hurdle.

The project, which will almost double the size of the current business and create an additional 40 jobs, was publicly presented in September to council by Jeff Poapst, senior vice-president of manufacturing at Ross Video.

“The challenge we have is to build it in that configuration we will need to do a land swap with Legion Branch 370,” said Poapst at the time.

Iroquois Legion branch 370 president, Darlene Riddell, notified the Winchester Press that a consensus had been reached at an all-member meeting Mon., Oct. 7.

“All members present, and some that couldn’t attend, gave their utmost approval,” she said.

Poapst was pleased with the agreement, although a bit surprised by the level of support.

“On behalf of Ross Video we are thrilled to work with the Legion to help both organizations and benefit Iroquois and the whole South Dundas community,” he said. “The surprise to me was that it was unanimous.”

The agreement will now go to the Legion provincial command for sign-off with project breaking ground in spring 2020.