Ottawa invests $10M in Alcoa aluminum plant in Quebec
Alcoa's $85 million project will install cutting-edge technology to improve production
DESCHAMBAULT, Que. — The Trudeau government is investing $10 million in an Alcoa aluminum plant in Quebec as part of a $85 million project that will improve production.
This investment is part of the Trudeau government’s efforts to mitigate the effects of tariffs on aluminum and steel imposed by the Trump administration March 1, 2018 and lifted May 20.
The project will be completed by the end of 2021.
Alcoa’s Deschambault Aluminerie plant in Deschambault-Grondines, Que. will acquire cutting-edge technology that will increase aluminum production at a lower cost while supporting more than 520 jobs.
Aluminerie, operating since 1992, was acquired by Alcoa in 1998. The facility houses the Aluminum Centre of Excellence, a training hub for Alcoa employees from all over the world. It’s also a centre for the development, transfer and standardization of best practices in manufacturing management.
The government’s investment is being made through the Strategic Innovation Fund.