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Six Quebec manufacturers awarded $1.7M for production upgrades


February 24, 2018
By Manufacturing AUTOMATION

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Feb. 24, 2018 – Financial support from the Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions (CED) will help six Quebec businesses carry out projects that is expected to generate more than $7.2 million in investments in the region. The projects consist of installing new equipment to increase production and implementing expansion and commercialization strategies.

The recipient businesses are Industries P.W.I., MDL Nutrition, Accuratech Machining, Dominique Martin & Associés, Concept Danat and Industries MR.

The contributions, which totals $1,666,250, is also expected to create 29 steady jobs in the region.

Project descriptions:

• Industries P.W.I.
Repayable contribution of $400,000 out of a total investment of $3,565,000
Founded in 1950, Industries P.W.I. is a manufacturer that processes wood fibres to make biomass products, including sawdust and woodflour of various grades. Its products are sold in the industrial, commercial, institutional and residential sectors across Canada, the United States and abroad. The project involves building a new warehouse and a new production facility, and acquiring specialized tools. CED’s financial support will go toward the purchase and installation of production equipment, including laboratory equipment, automated packaging tools and two separate production lines.

• MDL Nutrition
Repayable contribution of $345,000 out of a total investment of $775,000
Established in 2016, MDL Nutrition is a start-up company in Acton Vale. It plans to develop the commercialization of emulsified meats used in the manufacture of cat and dog food. The emulsified meats (beef, pork, chicken, fish, lamb, etc.) are incorporated into basic pet food, both in dry and canned formats. The project consists of acquiring and installing a variety of production equipment (shredder, emulsifying machine, chopper and mixer), storage equipment (thermal containers, freezing trays, and processing table) and handling equipment (palletizer, high-power pressure washing system, and air compressors) used for processing meat into emulsified by-products for the cat and dog food market. The project is expected to create five jobs.

• Accuratech Machining
Repayable contribution of $300,000 out of a total investment of $1,400,000
Accuratech Machining, established in 2000, is a manufacturer that specializes in series machining of multi-purpose metal parts used in a variety of sectors, including industrial machinery, transportation, recreation, food and specialized bolting materials. The upgrade consists of growing the business and optimizing its markets by upgrading the technological level of its production equipment, installing a vertical CNC machining centre and a 11‑axis CNC lathe. The project is expected to create two jobs.

• Dominique Martin & Associés
Repayable contribution of $280,000 out of a total investment of $700,000
Dominique Martin & Associés specializes in the production and marketing of high-end canned food for cats and dogs. The upgrade project consists of increasing production capacity by acquiring and installing a filler, crimper and conveyor belts. It also involves implementing a commercialization strategy to enter new markets. The project will create 10 jobs.

• Concept Danat
Repayable contribution of $210,000 out of a total investment of $500,000
Established in 1994, Concept Danat is located in Saint-Hyacinthe and specializes in the production and marketing of printed and embroidered garments and articles using various procedures, including sublimation, silk screening and laser decoration. The project consists in increasing the company’s production capacity so that it can meet demand for its products. It involves acquiring a DTG (direct to garment) printer, a two-stage oven to set the prints, peripheral equipment to operate the printer and oven, and fit-up and leasehold improvement costs. The project will create 10 jobs.

• Industries MR
Repayable contribution of $131,250 out of a total investment of $262,500
Established in 1992, Industries MR is located in Acton Vale and specializes in conventional and digital machining of medium and large metal parts, mainly steel. The project consists in acquiring and installing a variety of equipment, including a boring machine, a bridge crane and related equipment. CED’s financial support will go toward the acquisition, transportation and installation of the new production line. The project is expected to create two jobs.