Greener Technology Helps Create Auto Sector Jobs In Kitchener

    McGuinty Government Helps Mitchell Plastics Reduce Environmental Impact

    TORONTO, Jan. 29 /CNW/ -


    Ontario is helping an innovative auto supplier invest in new technology
that will boost productivity while reducing its impact on the environment.
    The province is investing $1.5 million in Mitchell Plastics, supporting
the company's investment of $10 million. This will help create 32 new jobs and
retain 215 jobs at their facility in Kitchener.
    The investment will allow the company to become a world leader in the
manufacturing of decorative trim for the auto industry without using solvents.
 Mitchell Plastics ( has customers across
North America, including Toyota plants in Cambridge and Woodstock.
    The government's investment comes from the Next Generation of Jobs Fund
( The program
allows the government to partner with business to support their investments -
a key component of Ontario's five-point economic plan


    "The Ontario government's strategy of helping companies invest in
innovative technology is both helping the environment and creating valuable
economic stimulus for a great community," said Michael Bryant, Minister of
Economic Development.

    "This project will help us broaden our capabilities and allows us to
provide the lowest cost to our customers while adding skilled positions to our
Ontario workforce," said Joe D'Angelo, President and CEO of Mitchell Plastics.


    -  Mitchell Plastics' new process doesn't require the use of solvents, a
       leading contributor of air pollution and smog.

    -  There are more than 400 auto parts manufacturers in Ontario.


    Find out more about the Next Generation of Jobs Fund

    Learn more about programs to help Ontario manufacturers
( remain

    Read about Ontario's plan to protect our environment

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For further information:

For further information: Greg Crone, Minister's Office, (416) 606-8562; 
Eric Shapiro, Communications Branch, (416) 325-6698

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