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Ontario government invests $2.8M in Premier Tech

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Premier Tech Home & Garden Inc. is investing more than $18 million in two of its Ontario facilities in St. Isidore and Brighton.

BRIGHTON – The Ontario government is supporting Premier Tech Home & Garden’s investment of more than $18 million with nearly $2.8 million through the Regional Development Program to try and help strengthen local manufacturing, create jobs, attract investment and boost regional economic recovery in Eastern Ontario. This investment in Premier Tech’s facilities in St. Isidore and Brighton aims to create 52 new jobs.

“Our government continues to support local manufacturers through targeted investments to help businesses create good local jobs,” said Vic Fedeli, Minister of Economic Development, Job Creation and Trade. “We thank Premier Tech Home & Garden for making a significant impact in the Ontario communities where they operate, and for contributing to our province’s dynamic and growing manufacturing sector.”

Premier Tech Home & Garden Inc. is investing more than $18 million in two of its Ontario facilities in St. Isidore and Brighton. In St. Isidore, this investment will develop a new facility to become the largest production centre in Ontario and Canada of soils, mixes, compost and ground covers that stimulate plant growth and make gardening reportedly easier. In Brighton, the project will try and improve the company’s efficency by bringing some production back in-house that was previously sub-contracted. This amount is part of an overall investment for Premier Tech Home & Garden in Ontario of $47 million over the next 5 years.

“Premier Tech is invested in the development of the regions in which it operates. The project we are announcing today will not only modernize our plants to make them state-of-the-art facilities, but also confirms our desire to make a difference in the community by maintaining and creating new jobs,” said Martin Pelletier, President of Premier Tech Growers and Consumers. “We would again like to thank the Government of Ontario for their support in this transformative project.”

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Premier Tech is a company in the agriculture and horticulture industry for the retail and professional markets. It creates sustainable solutions that increase crop yields, treat and recycle water, improve the efficiency of manufacturing facilities, and more. It operates globally, with 47 manufacturing facilities across 28 countries and a total of 5,000 employees.

“For Ontario to succeed in an incredibly competitive global economy, we need to create the conditions for job retention, creation and growth,” said David Piccini, MPP for Northumberland—Peterborough South. “Through the Eastern Ontario Development Fund, the Government of Ontario is investing $2.8 million in Premier Tech Home & Garden Inc. This investment is helping one of the pillars of Northumberland’s manufacturing sector, bringing more well-paying jobs to our community. As a proud region with agricultural roots, I’m proud to see this investment in a business that supports the sector, and the progress our Government has made to attract and grow manufacturing in Northumberland.”

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