Canadian Manufacturing

Federal government announces a repayable $2M for Artopex to upgrade its manufacturing production

Through CED's support, the Granby-based business aims to double its production volume without increasing the amount of energy it consumes.

April 21, 2022   by CM Staff

GRANBY — On Apr. 21, Pascale St-Onge, Minister of Sport and Minister responsible for CED, announced a repayable contribution of $2,075,000 for Artopex (Pro-Meubles Plant). This CED support hopes to enable the business to contribute to a green economy and enhance its competitiveness through automation.

Groupe Pro-Plus (Artopex) company Pro-Meubles, is a North American company that specializes in manufacturing office furniture.

Through CED’s support, the Granby-based business aims to double its production volume without increasing the amount of energy it consumes. The Agency’s contribution will focus on the cost of acquiring and installing automated assembly lines and purchasing an automatic guided vehicle, and will lead to the creation of 20 jobs within the business.

The Government of Canada is trying to support businesses and organizations that are key to the manufacturing sector in Canada.

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“We are continuing to work with innovative manufacturers to give them the tools they need to grow. Thanks to our government’s support, businesses such as Artopex can leverage innovation to stimulate the local economy and create good jobs in their region. With this assistance, we are demonstrating our commitment to preparing for the economic recovery and our willingness to strengthen our position internationally. We are ensuring Quebec’s manufacturing industry plays a major role in Canada’s economic recovery.” said Pascale St-Onge, MP for Brome–Missisquoi, Minister of Sport and Minister responsible for CED.