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Northern manufacturers land $1.5M in funding

Provincial money to help expand operations, create jobs
Boart Longyear is the recipient of more than $700,000 – one of seven companies to receive provincial funding – to help expand its operations. (Supplied photo/Boart Longyear)

Provincial funding totalling $1.5 million is going to help companies in the Sudbury and North Bay areas enhance operations and hire more people.

On Feb. 28, the Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corp. announced the money for seven companies in the manufacturing sector, which is expected to create 16 jobs.

The funding allotments include:

  • $359,341 for North Bay Plastic Molders Ltd. in Corbeil to expand its custom plastic moulding production services;
  • $352,968 for Boart Longyear Canada to develop an automated core-scanning system that uses X-ray measuring to provide clients with same-day, accurate data from drill core samples;
  • $250,000 for Boart Longyear Canada to develop a system that allows continuous and simultaneous drilling and coring;
  • $127,675 for Boart Longyear Canada in Onaping Falls to develop a diamond drilling process that uses a wireless, electronic method to provide accurate and detailed drilling parameters to the operator;
  • $88,355 for Cementation Canada Inc. in North Bay to create designs for an injection hoisting system that will transport rocks from underground mines with a depth of 300 to 1,000 metres;
  • $250,000 for Nordic Minesteel Technologies Inc. in North Bay to develop an electric vehicle prototype that can safely remove and carry components of large haul trucks; and
  • $171,515 for North Bay Woodwork Ltd. in North Bay to expand its custom cabinetry business.