Advanced manufacturing is a pillar of Canada’s economy, producing goods for a variety of markets while supporting valuable jobs for Canadians. As technology advances the manufacturing industry, southern Ontario companies are innovating and adopting new processes to stay on the cutting edge as they find ways to grow and recover in a post-pandemic economy.
Today, Marie-France Lalonde, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Economic Development and Official Languages (FedDev Ontario), along with Francis Drouin, Member of Parliament for Glengarry–Prescott–Russell, announced a FedDev Ontario investment of $625,000 to support the scale-up of Muskoka Cabinet Company Inc., an innovative manufacturer of residential cabinetry.
Muskoka Cabinet Company Inc., an Industry 4.0-enabled manufacturer that sells to home builders and contractors, will adopt a first-in-Canada, state-of-the-art cabinet panel finishing line. The new line will help the company increase its productivity by 50 percent and support its overall competitiveness. This will mean the company can meet customer demand and grow its workforce in other areas. With FedDev Ontario support, Muskoka Cabinet Company Inc. will diversify its local economy by creating seven new full-time jobs in the Township of Alfred and Plantagenet.
FedDev Ontario’s repayable contribution will leverage an additional $1.87 million in private sector investment. The Government of Canada is committed to supporting advanced manufacturers to play a strong role in Canada’s economic recovery.