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Feds to invest $493K in Quebec’s Blais Industries

Southwestern Quebec firm to get a nearly half-million dollar boost from CED


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ROUYN-NORANDA, Que.—The federal government’s economic development program for Quebec is investing nearly half a million dollars in Quebec’s Blais Industries.

A company that builds and maintains a range of infrastructure projects, with particular emphasis on the mining, pulp and paper and energy sectors, Blais will receive $492,750 from the Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions, or CED. The company will use the funds to purchase and install a new management system it says will allow it to optimize its productivity.

“As one of the first companies in the industry to computerize its operations in the 1980s, Blais Industries is innovating once again with their new integrated platform that gives clients real-time access to their projects’ data,” Jacques Blais, the company’s president, said. “We are very pleased to have been able to count on CED’s involvement.”

The CED will supply the funds in the form of a repayable contribution under its provincial development program.


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