Government invests $194,926 in Kenora steel manufacturing facility

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Ontario Construction News staff writer

Ontario is investing $194,926 through the Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation (NOHFC) in a steel manufacturing facility, creating four full-time jobs.

Atlantic Industries Ltd. is a national, family-owned business that manufactures steel pipes, retaining walls, bridges and sound walls. This investment has helped establish a new manufacturing facility in Kenora.

“Our government is proud to support economic development and job growth in Kenora,” said Greg Rickford, Minister of Energy, Northern Development and Mines. “We are building strong, vibrant communities across Northern Ontario together and creating real opportunities for the people who live here and the companies that want to invest.”

Jason Sherwood, vice-president of operations, Atlantic Industries Ltd. says he grateful for the support.

“Our Kenora facility positions us to meet the growing needs of customers across Northern Ontario. It is great to be welcomed into the community.”

The NOHFC promotes and supports economic development across Northern Ontario by providing financial assistance to projects – big and small, rural and urban – that stimulate growth, job creation and develop a skilled workforce.

The government says programs will:

  • make it easier for more people and businesses to apply
  • support more projects in rural northern communities
  • target both existing and emerging market opportunities
  • provide more work opportunities for Indigenous people
  • address the skilled labour shortage in Northern Ontario

“We have heard feedback from northerners who want NOHFC programs to be open to a broader range of businesses and workers so that the unique needs of Northern Ontario communities are met,” said Rickford.

Since June 2018, the NOHFC has invested more than $147 million in 1,003 projects in Northern Ontario.

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