Canadian Manufacturing

Feds, province support 3D printing facility in Burlington, Ont.

The federal and Ontario governments are providing $14 million and $7 million respectively to Dundas, Ont.-based Burloak Technologies for a $104.7 million additive manufacturing centre

May 7, 2018  by Canadian Manufacturing.com Staff

BURLINGTON, Ont.—On May 4, the federal government announced a repayable investment of $14 million to advanced manufacturing company Burloak Technologies.

The funds will go toward the opening of a new facility dedicated to additive manufacturing, also known as 3D printing, in Burlington, Ont.

The Ontario government is also contributing a $7 million grant, to a project with a total value of $104.7 million.

Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada says this investment will help create 295 new jobs by 2026.

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“This is great news for Burlington and for Canada’s advanced manufacturing industry. Advanced manufacturing is an important and growing sector that is contributing to our economy and creating well-paying middle class jobs. Our government’s investment in Burloak’s project will help ensure Canada remains at the forefront of advanced manufacturing technology and a globally competitive centre for innovation,” said Karina Gould, federal minister of Democratic Institutions.

Burloak Technologies is a division of Mississauga, Ont.-based metal manufacturer Samuel, Son & Co., and the firm 3D prints metal and plastic components.