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Three Trois-Rivières manufacturers acquire new production equipment


March 26, 2018
By Manufacturing AUTOMATION

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Mar. 26, 2018 – Three manufacturers in Trois-Rivières, Que., are embarking on expansion projects that are expected to generate total investments of more than $6 million and create 20 new jobs in the region.

Captel, Aspasie and Hardy Filtration have been granted contributions of $469,560, $400,000 and $67,650, respectively, from the federal government to acquire new production equipment, enabling the businesses to diversify their markets and meet growing demand for their products and services.

Details of the projects:

• Captel
Captel is an SME that designs and manufactures steel structures for power transmission towers and wireless networks, power distribution substations and industrial and commercial buildings. With this project, the business wanted to group all of its activities in its Trois-Rivières plant and acquire production equipment and tools to help increase its productivity. The funding will going toward the purchase of an angle machine, press brake, machining centre and ventilation system.

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• Aspasie
Founded in 1971, Aspasie is a family manufacturing business that is now run by the next generation. It currently has 170 employees who work in the Trois-Rivières and Saint-Barnabé-Nord plants. With this new funding, the business purchased high-performance in-mould label (IML) cutting equipment and will now be able to embark on an international marketing campaign.

• Hardy Filtration
For 20 years, Hardy Filtration has been developing, manufacturing and marketing a wide range of filtration products for a variety of applications: HVAC air filters, paint booth filters and dust collector bags. The new investment will go toward the acquisition of production equipment, including an automated packaging machine, a labelling system, a printer, software and a glue machine.