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Sault’s China Steel diversifying operations

Provincial funding will allow company to produce a higher quality product
Sault fabricator China Steel will use provincial funding to create eight full-time jobs and diversify its operations. (Supplied photo)

China Steel in Sault Ste. Marie is diversifying its operations, creating eight full-time jobs in the process.

The province announced on June 28 the company is receiving $741,500 to purchase new equipment, which would allow the fabrication shop to “diversify its operations and produce a higher quality product.”

"We're thankful for the province's support of China Steel,” said Carlo China, co-owner, in a news release.

“We have a long history in Sault Ste. Marie and look forward to continuing to grow our business while supporting the Sault's manufacturing sector.”

Established in 1963, China Steel specializes in customized equipment manufacturing and steel fabrication for clients in Northern Ontario, across Canada, and around the globe.

The firm’s clients include steel mills, defence contractors, paper mills, mines, engineers, designers, distributors, general contractors and other manufacturers.

Sault MPP Ross Romano, who was recently appointed minister of training, colleges and university, was on hand for the announcement.

"Our government is committed to creating good jobs and helping local economies grow," he said in the release.

"By investing in Sault Ste. Marie's thriving steel and manufacturing industry, we're sending a signal to the world that Northern Ontario is open for business and open for jobs."