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Ontario government backs expansion projects at three London manufacturers

The government contributions will spur millions in company investments and create dozens of new jobs


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LONDON, Ont.—The Ontario government has set aside the better part of a million dollars to support expansion projects at three London, Ont. businesses.

Amino North America Corp., a manufacturer that makes vehicle body panels for the auto industry, will receive $400,500 to support an approximately $5.6 million expansion. The project includes the installation of a new sheet press and will add 10 new jobs at the plant.

Forest City Models and Patterns Ltd., meanwhile, has kicked off a $1.6 million scale-up initiative that will add 55,000 sq. ft. to its production facility, effectively doubling its current footprint. Queen’s Park has committed $162,700 to the project through the Southwestern Ontario Development Fund. The expansion is expected to be complete by summer 2021 and will create eight new jobs at the plant, which makes molded plastic products such as rain barrels and composters.

Finally, the province will invest $175,650 in a project at Fluid Power House Group Inc., which builds hydraulic, electrical and mechanical systems and components. The total value of the project was not disclosed, but the province said the work will cost several million dollars and create 14 new jobs at FPH when complete.

The province announced the funding for the three firms alongside a $500,000 investment in TransForm Automotive Canada Ltd. late last week.


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