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Feds invest $625K in cabinetmaker for new finishing line


A residential cabinetry manufacturer in Ontario is receiving $625,000 in federal funding to install a new finishing line.

Muskoka Cabinet Company, an Industry 4.0-enabled manufacturer that sells to home builders and contractors, will adopt a first-in-Canada cabinet panel finishing line.

The new line will help the company increase its productivity by 50 per cent and support its overall competitiveness. This will mean the company can meet customer demand and grow its workforce in other areas. The investment will also create seven new full-time jobs in the Ottawa region.

FedDev Ontario’s repayable contribution will leverage an additional $1.87 million in private sector investment.

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“Funding like this from FedDev Ontario has allowed Muskoka to push the limits of technology otherwise unafforded by companies our size,” says Luke Elias, president and CEO, Muskoka Cabinet Company.

“I attribute our success to having many key partners internally and externally. Not only will this funding create new jobs, but advancing technology always creates better, higher-paying jobs.”

Since launching in 1985, the company has introduced technologies including a proprietary enterprise resource planning software to manage its production environment, as well as green materials with low or no volatile organic compounds emissions into its products.