More funding for the Northern Ontario mining industry was announced by the province on Sept. 18.
Nipissing MPP Vic Fedeli was in Timmins to announce $500,000 for The Bucket Shop, which manufactures custom and refurbished mining equipment.
The funds will be used to build prototypes of three new mining products and to bring those products to market. The new products will make buckets and loaders, used to move and excavate rock, last longer and help improve productivity.
Four other organizations are also receiving help from the province.
Conveyors Plus Ltd. will receive $52,000 to develop an improved conveyor belt alignment system. The company serves the mining, oil and gas, and material handling industries.
Through the Ontario Research Fund, another $191,466 will go toward Northern College's Mining Centric Research Innovation Hub to help the college conduct mining-focused research and provide research and development opportunities that benefit the Northern economy.
Other funding includes $28,813 for Sewn Home to establish an industrial sewing and manufacturing operation for canvas products and $8,313 for Philip Barton to establish a company that will develop custom mobile applications and hosting services for business.