Stories of our town BY: Brandon Thiessen
Did you know there used to be a factory that manufactured train engines? It was called Grand Trunk Railway Engine. It was a major factory in Aylmer. Train engineers would get train engines from there of they needed to repair a train. People in Aylmer used to never get their train engines from there. Only train engineers would get train engines to repair trains, as was mentioned earlier. Things have changed since then because Grand Trunk Railway Engine isn't here anymore. Aylmer has no train engine manufacturing factories anymore. It is very different today because big, major factories are to find anymore. Now, you have to drive to St. Thomas or Tilsonberg to go to work. Archive Citation: Elgin County Archives, 1913
Did you know there used to be a factory that manufactured and sold pumps and scales? It was called Aylmer Pump and Scale Comp. Ltd., No. 2. It was another major factory in Aylmer. It got torn down and people lost their jobs. People in Aylmer would get their pumps and scales from there. Things have changed since then because there is no pump and scale factories anymore. Aylmer has very few big company's now. It is very different today because big factories are scarce. Now, you have to drive all over the place to go to work.
Did you know there used to be a factory that produced and sold canned milk products? It was called Carnation Milk. It was a very large factory. It was almost as big as Aylmer Canners. People in Aylmer used to buy their canned milk products from there. Things have changed since then because it's not here anymore. Aylmer has only one major work place. It is very different today because there's no canned milk product factory anymore. Now, it's always crazy busy in the mornings, and lots of people are late for work.