P.E.I. government invests in heavy equipment body and paint facility
Tignish, P.E.I.—A new 8,000-square foot paint and body shop has opened up in Eastern Canada.
The Department of Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal began construction of the $1.6-million heavy equipment body and paint shop in the fall last year.
The facility features environmentally friendly equipment and materials that will be used to maintain and repair the province’s heavy equipment fleet. It will employ six people in positions ranging from sandblasters to painters.
The building replaces leased space in Milton, P.E.I. that the government said was no longer appropriate.
“The work done at the new body shop will be vitally important to the maintenance of the provincial fleet and will help lengthen the life span of our heavy equipment,” said Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal Minister Ron MacKinley.
The government invested in the facility through its Rural Action Plan, which is intended to diversify employment in an area typically associated with primary industries like fishing and farming.