Five Parry Sound-based manufacturing companies are getting a $2.2 million boost from the province to expand their operations in our district.
The funding, delivered through the Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation, will help create 38 new jobs and boost economic development throughout the region.
In Parry Sound, $918,550 is going to Connor Industries aka Stanley® to renovate its facility, construct two new buildings and purchase equipment, creating 12 full-time jobs.
In Seguin, $200,000 will go to Wave Fibre Mill to establish a full-scale fibre processing mill in the Township, creating five part-time and five full-time jobs. And $113,968 will go to RJW Enterprises to renovate its facility and purchase equipment, creating six full-time jobs.
And finally, in Burk’s Falls, $1 million is going to Lofthouse Manufacturing to enlarge its toolroom, purchase equipment and automate part of its manufacturing process, creating eight full-time jobs. And $16,614 is going to Patternstone to renovate its facility and purchase equipment, creating two full-time jobs.
Parry Sound-Muskoka MPP Norm Miller announced the funding on Wednesday saying, “It is great to see manufacturing companies committed to our local communities. These businesses, like Lofthouse Manufacturing here in Burk’s Falls, create the stable, well-paying, year-round jobs that sustain our towns and villages throughout the Parry Sound district.”