Government of Canada awards $250,000 in financial assistance to Laiterie des trois vallées Inc. in Mont-Laurier
MONT-LAURIER, QC, Jan. 24, 2018 /CNW Telbec/ - Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions (CED)
By investing in the production capacity of enterprises, the Government of Canada is standing by its commitments and helping businesses expand, innovate and export their products to create high-quality jobs and ensure the prosperity of our national and regional economies.
David Graham, Member of Parliament for Laurentides–Labelle, acting on behalf of the Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development and Minister responsible for CED, announced that Laiterie des trois vallées Inc. (website in French only) has been granted $250,000 in financial assistance, in the form of a repayable contribution, to ensure its growth.
Laiterie des trois vallées started out as a group of dairy producers in the Hautes-Laurentides and Haute-Gatineau regions. In 1992, the enterprise acquired Laiterie Bélanger to help it maintain its regional activities, which started in 1944. Laiterie des trois vallées now has 15 employees. It produces pasteurized milk in a variety of formats, chocolate milk, cream and soft ice cream. The dairy company has been providing industrial clients with milk for processing since 2014.
The funding awarded through CED's Quebec Economic Development Program (QEDP) will help the business acquire new equipment and expand its facilities.
"This project highlights the capacity of Laurentides businesses to set themselves apart from the competition and think outside the box. The acquisition of strategic equipment, the development of an industrial clientele and the expansion of the dairy's facilities are excellent news for the economic growth and vitality of Mont-Laurier and the Laurentides. These investments will help our region increase its exposure in the food-processing industry, a promising economic sector here and elsewhere in Quebec."
David Graham, Member of Parliament for Laurentides–Labelle
"The Government of Canada is committed to supporting Canadian enterprises that want to expand and develop their productivity. As a true economic engine, innovation is the key to success in that it generates growth that benefits businesses and communities. By supporting Laiterie des trois vallées in its project, our goal is to work with one another to deliver on our commitments and get results for Quebecers."
The Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister responsible for CED
- CED is one of the six regional development agencies under the responsibility of the Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development.
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