$1.5M for northern Ontario manufacturers from province
Funding will create 16 jobs
The Ontario government is providing five manufacturing companies in northern Ontario with $1.5 million through the Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation (NOHFC) and creating 16 jobs:
- $359,341 for North Bay Plastic Molders Ltd. in Corbeil to expand its custom plastic moulding production services
- $352,968 for mining technology firm Boart Longyear Canada to develop an automated core-scanning system that uses X-ray measuring to provide clients with same-day, accurate data from drill core samples; along with $250,000 to develop a system that allows continuous and simultaneous drilling and coring; and $127,675 to develop a diamond drilling process that uses a wireless, electronic method to provide accurate and detailed drilling parameters to the operator
- $88,355 for Cementation Canada Inc. in North Bay to create designs for an injection hoisting system that will transport rocks from underground mines with a depth of 300 to 1,000 metres.
- $250,000 for Nordic Minesteel Technologies Inc. in North Bay to develop an electric vehicle prototype that can safely remove and carry components of large haul trucks
- $171,515 for North Bay Woodwork Ltd. in North Bay to expand its custom cabinetry business
“By creating jobs and boosting local economies in northern Ontario, our government is helping to support the many exciting opportunities for young workers in a wide-range of fields,” said Vic Fedeli, MPP for Nipissing, in a prepared statement.