Feds award $11.5M for Saskatchewan companies to scale up
June 7, 2021
By Manufacturing AUTOMATION
A number of manufacturers are among 11 Saskatchewan projects recently awarded over $11.5 million in federal funding.
On June 3, Western Economic Diversification Canada announced $11,513,951 for the following projects under the Business Scale-up and Productivity (BSP) program:
Avena Foods Limited
$2,500,000 to establish a new oat processing line to meet growing demand
Blue Sky Hemp Ventures Ltd.
$749,115 for a facility upgrade to scale-up hemp oil pressing and CBD oil refining
Brandt Industries Canada Ltd.
$4,269,889 to purchase, install and commission state-of-the-art equipment for automated laser metal cutting, material handling, and metal forming
Heads Up Plant Protectants (607696 Saskatchewan Ltd.)
$560,000 to establish a processing line for novel biological seed treatment
North Star Systems Inc.
$400,000 to procure hardware and grow market for remote tank monitoring products
$837,500 to establish robotic assembly and welding capacity to meet market demand
The non-manufacturing projects were for Curbie Cars Inc., Offstreet Technology Inc., Retail Innovation Labs Inc., Salon Scale Technology Inc., and SkillShark Software Inc.
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