At one time despite being a very small town Hespeler was a manufacturing powerhouse. Hespeler Furniture , a very respected and desireable name disappeared without even a wimper. The beginnings of Dominion Textile were just down the river. Parts of the old mill remain but most of the buildings were falling down 30 years ago. Dominion Textile went on to be the world's largest manufacturer of denim only to fail recently. There is no mention of it on the web other than in lists of derelect buildings.