Yukon manufacturer receives $130K in IRAP funding
January 26, 2017 by Manufacturing AUTOMATION
Jan. 26, 2017 – Northerm Windows and Doors, a division of RAB Energy Group, is receiving up to $130,345 in funding from the federal government to support the implementation of automation technologies and Lean manufacturing process improvement.
Founded in 1985, Northerm is a Yukon manufacturer and supplier of energy-efficient home closure products such as windows, doors and commercial aluminum glazing systems. The investment, made through the National Research Council of Canada’s Industrial Research Assistance Program (NRC-IRAP), will help elevate production capacity and consolidate its Alaska-based production at its Whitehorse facility.
“NRC-IRAP’s support is enabling us to increase our production capacity, create a safer work environment and improve quality,” said David Bourd, general manager of Northerm. “We can now be more responsive to the demands of our building industry while feeling confident in going out and expanding our market.”
“Our government understands the important role that science and technology plays in laying the groundwork for the industries and jobs of the future,” added Bardish Chagger, minister of small business and tourism. “This is the type of innovation that we want to drive with the National Research Council of Canada’s Industrial Research Assistance Program (NRC-IRAP). Science, technology and innovation are drivers of economic progress and key to enhancing prosperity and competitiveness.”