Canadian Manufacturing

Heroux-Devtek building $54M Cambridge, Ont. plant

The $54-million facility includes a $7-million investment from the Ontario government and will create about 40 jobs

CAMBRIDGE, Ont.—Aerospace manufacturing company Heroux-Devtek Inc. is opening a new facility in Cambridge, Ont., to fulfill a major Boeing contract.

Heroux-Devtek, which specializes in manufacturing landing gears, says the facility will help the company deliver complete landing gear systems for Boeing’s B-777 and B-777X aircraft in 2017.

The new facility is in the pre-production phase and is expected to be fully operational in June 2015, creating 40 jobs.

The company says the total investment is about $54 million over five years, including a $7-million investment from the Ontario government.

Ontario Economic Development Minister Brad Duguid says it demonstrates “how targeted, strategic investments can strengthen key Ontario industries.”

The provincial government says aerospace is a key component of Ontario’s advanced manufacturing sector, employing 17,000 people.

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