Government invests $1.2M in three Quebec plants

Tuesday July 31, 2018
Written by Manufacturing AUTOMATION
July 31, 2018 - The Canadian government has announced investments of more than $1.2 million for Temisko, Cardinal Equipment and 4229339 Canada Inc.- Les Jardins de l'Île.

The funding, allocated under Canada Economic Development for Quebec Region's Quebec Economic Development Program, will create five jobs in the region. It will also improve the companies' production capacity, allowing them to acquire strategic equipment and continue to grow. 

The total investment was over $2.2 million, but $1,022,146 is a repayable contribution.

Temisko specializes in the design and construction of customized semi-trailers and platforms to transport heavy, non-standard and extensible equipment. Its project is already underway with the acquisition and installation of production equipment such as aluminum welders, an automated welding robot, a forklift and overhead cranes. 

Cardinal Equipment's project involved acquiring and installing a new plasma cutting table for use in manufacturing equipment for sawmills and biomass conversion. 

Les Jardins de l'Île is a farming company that grows some produce and plants, all of which are certified organic by ECOCERT®. Its project kicks off soon and will involve the construction of a building and the acquisition of new processing equipment including a cold room, built-in freezer and packaging machine. 

"My goal is to help businesses prosper and innovate so that they may be more competitive and create good-quality jobs and wealth for Canadians," said Navdeep Bains, minister of innovation, science and economic development. "The support of these three businesses in the Témiscamingue RMC contributes, without question, to the achievement of these objectives and to the region's economic vitality."

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