Entrepreneur With Family Ties To Arva Vows To Preserve Mill’s
Legacy With Strong Vision For Growth and Modernization
We are excited to share news about the future of the Arva Flour Mill. Today, we announced the sale of our 202-year-old treasure to entrepreneur and family man, Mark Rinker. Mark is not only committed to keeping the Mill operating while preserving the traditions and history, he is also eyeing opportunities to grow and modernize. Mark also spent time as a child on and around the Mill property and this personal connection further fuels his love for the business and its legacy.
“It’s simple really, being at the Mill gives me joy. From a very young age I formed a bond with the property, the people and processes that make the Mill special,” says Mark.
The Rinker family will continue to work closely with the Matthews family who have owned and operated the Mill for the last 100 years. Though there was extensive interest from numerous developers and alternate use cases from as far as Toronto, the Matthews family is pleased the Mill remains in local hands and will continue to operate.
“We had a lot of interest from multiple parties across Ontario who wanted to re-develop the land, but ultimately, Mark’s vision to respect and continue the legacy of what our family has built over the last 100 years was most important to us,” says Mike Matthews, former Mill Owner.
Learn more about Mark Rinker’s vision and what’s next for the Arva Flour Mill in our announcement package.
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“We’re thrilled that the Mill will continue to operate and is in local hands. We’ll be around to continue to support Mark and his family with whatever they need. We couldn’t be happier with how things worked out” - Mike Matthews