VAUGHAN, Ont.—A Toronto-area manufacturer of ready-to-assemble kitchen and bathroom cabinetry is embarking on an ambitious expansion project with nearly a million dollar in assistance from the federal government.
Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario (FedDev Ontario) has announced it will invest $837,500 in Vaughan, Ont.-based Cutler Forest Products, contributing to a $3.3 million expansion project that will create 40 full-time jobs.
“This investment will encourage growth and expansion for Cutler and will allow our company to focus on what is important,” Jonathan Glick, the company’s president and CEO, said. “FedDev Ontario funding will help create jobs and will present exciting challenges for Cutler, as we work towards expanding our operations and export opportunities.”
Cutler’s plan will see the company consolidate its manufacturing at a single 195,000-square-foot facility in Vaughan, as well as invest in new equipment—allowing it to step up its productivity and capacity. In addition to cabinetry production and design, the company wholesales a range of wood products.
The expansion effort aims to make the more than 40-year-old firm more competitive and grow its exports to the U.S.