Ontario investing $2.5M in Abatement Technologies
by CM Staff
This investment will allow Abatement Technologies to purchase new equipment and expand its production capabilities with a new facility in Fort Erie
FORT ERIE — The Ontario government is supporting a more than $18 million investment by Abatement Technologies Limited with $2.5 million through the Ontario Together Fund. The new investment will help the company respond to increased demand for its products since the onset of COVID-19.
Abatement Technologies has seen a spike in demand for its suite of products, including air purification systems, which created an immediate need for expansion. This investment will allow the company to purchase new equipment and expand its production capabilities with a new facility in Fort Erie, which the company has already broken ground on in April 2021. To date, the project has created 21 jobs, and is expected to create another 40 jobs over the next three years.
“Through the Ontario Together Fund, our government is making strategic investments in domestic businesses with the ideas and solutions to help us through this pandemic,” said Vic Fedeli, Minister of Economic Development, Job Creation and Trade. “Demand for Abatement Technologies’ products, including air purification systems for healthcare facilities and residential homes, has increased dramatically. With Ontario’s support, the company will be able to significantly expand its production and continue to enhance our resilience to any challenge while strengthening our economy.”
Abatement Technologies designs and manufactures powerful HEPA air purification and containment products that help control and remove harmful airborne pathogens and improve air quality in a variety of settings.
“The support we have received through the Ontario Together Fund during our response to the COVID-19 pandemic has played an integral part in our ability to scale and respond to the dire needs of Ontario hospitals, long-term care facilities, and many other sensitive sites,” said Justin Larsen, Abatement Technologies Limited Director of Marketing & Product Innovation. “Our company is passionate about protecting people and our great team has been all in, doing everything we can to help. From pop-up testing sites to increased patient isolation capacity and making common areas safer, we feel our equipment is really making a difference. This expansion will allow us to continue to contribute to the fight against this pandemic and help prepare us for events like this in the future.”