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UBC Millwrights release statement in support of Umicore’s plans to develop a manufacturing plant in Ont.

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UBC Millwrights say they are the auto industry's go-to professionals and that they embrace new ways to keep pace with emerging technologies.

Local 1410 Millwrights Kingston (CNW Group/Millwright Regional Council of Ontario)

KINGSTON — Umicore signed a memorandum of understanding with the Federal and provincial Ontario government, which will allow them to tap into investment funds from the Federal Strategic Innovation Fund and offset construction costs of an industrial-scale manufacturing plant for the cathodes involved in electric vehicle batteries.

“As progressive cross-trained construction and maintenance professionals UBC Millwrights are leading the way in delivering mechatronics, robotics, and maintenance training programs that will directly support the success of Umicore and our Industry partners.” said Mark Beardsworth, Executive-Secretary Treasurer, Millwright Regional Council of Ontario.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, announced plans to bring a new facility to Ontario to produce essential components of electric vehicle batteries. Through the new partnership, Umicore plans to invest $1.5 billion to establish a net-zero facility in eastern Ontario, which will reportedly create 1,000 jobs during construction and hundreds of permanent positions.

UBC Millwrights say they are the auto industry’s go-to professionals and that they embrace new ways to keep pace with emerging technologies. To support their clients they plan to customize training to meet changing industry demands and deliver results to keep production humming.


The Millwright Regional Council of Ontario says that they look forward to the construction of a new facility to produce precursor cathode active materials (pCAM) and cathode active materials at the same facility, and in collaborating with  industry partners to provide installation and maintenance services to keep the industry moving.


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