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Province chips in for manufacturing, crane costs

Northern Ontario Heritage Fund providing nearly $600,000 to two Sault businesses
A team from SIS Manufacturing installs steel beams in the coke ovens at Algoma Steel in Sault Ste. Marie.

Two Sault Ste. Marie businesses will share in nearly $600,000 to help grow their businesses.

On Feb. 16, the province announced SIS Manufacturing Corp. and Apex Cranes Ltd. would share in $596,578 from the Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corp. (NOHFC).

“This investment totalling nearly $600,000 between SIS Manufacturing and Apex Cranes has leveraged well over $1 million and helped to create new full-time jobs here in Sault Ste. Marie,” Ross Romano, MPP for Sault Ste. Marie, said in a news release.

“Local businesses like these contribute to our local, regional and provincial economies and are a great example of our community being an important part of the integrated supply chain in industrial manufacturing.”

Of the funding, SIS Manufacturing will get $545,768 toward the purchase of a new plasma-cutting machine, laser tracking system, and lathe.

The fabrication company supplies industrial and construction-related steel products and services, and SIS said their new purchases will enable them to weld ultra-light locomotive frames.

Apex Cranes will receive the remaining $50,810, which will go toward the purchase of a new concrete pumper truck. The company provides crane and concrete-pumping services.