TORONTO—The federal government has announced plans to contribute $633,400 between two manufacturers and a college in Quebec under its economic development program for the province.
According to Canada Economic Development, the Quebec Advanced Transportation Institute (ITAQ), a college technology transfer centre affiliated with Saint-Jérôme CEGEP will receive $432,400 in non-repayable funding to buy prototype manufacturing equipment and measurement and diagnostic instruments.
The college, located in Saint-Jérôme, Que., approximately 60 kilometres northwest of Montreal, will use the new equipment for product and manufacturing process development, according to the agency.
“Through its support of the Quebec Advanced Transportation Institute, the Government of Canada is helping to stimulate innovation, thereby fulfilling its commitment to promote job-rich growth,” Denis Lebel, newly appointed Minister of Infrastructure, Communities and Intergovernmental Affairs and Minister of the Economic Development Agency of Canada for the Regions of Quebec, said in a statement.
Also receiving funding is Saint-Évariste-de-Forsyth, Que.-based trailer manufacturer Deloupe Inc., which was granted $104,000 in repayable funding for the acquisition of 3-D design computer software.
Founded in 1972, Deloupe specializes in the manufacture of logging trailers, lowbeds, flatbeds, pole trailers and trailers for the transport of wood chips, refuse and crushed cars.
According to Canada Economic Development, company executives anticipate hiring 10 new employees with the rollout of the new design programs.
Mechanical manufacturing firm Omnifab is receiving $97,000 in repayable funding for the purchase of “leading-edge equipment and computer-assisted manufacturing software,” according to the federal agency.
Based in Louiseville, Que., between Montreal and Quebec City, Omnifab specializes in the design and manufacturing of customized industrial equipment and precision machining.