VICTORIAVILLE, QC, March 14, 2018 /CNW Telbec/ - Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions (CED)
As a true economic driver, innovation is the key to success in that it generates growth that benefits businesses and communities. That is why the Government of Canada is committed to supporting innovative Canadian businesses like Lignum Veneer to help them grow and create high-quality jobs.
The Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development and Minister responsible for CED, today announced that a repayable contribution of $898,500 has been granted to Lignum Veneer to help it upgrade its technological level, become more competitive and improve working conditions.
Lignum Veneer specializes in wood and stone veneers and excels in splicing specialized wood veneers of various grades, species and sizes, as well as stone veneers.
A highly innovative company, Lignum Veneer has optimized its production line over the years. It uses a skilled labour force, providing employees with three years of training. In order to continue growing, it now has to automate its veneer manufacturing processes.
"As Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development, my goal is to help businesses grow and innovate so that they can become more competitive in the market and create high-quality jobs and wealth for Canadians. Artificial intelligence can help enterprises across the country remain competitive. That is why we support companies like Lignum Veneer, whose successes benefit the region and the Canadian economy overall."
The Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister responsible for CED
"To meet demand, we have decided to implement high-tech solutions. CED's financial support will help us continue to grow and provide a healthy work environment for our employees."
Louis-Hans Baril, President, Lignum Veneer
- CED is one of the six regional development agencies under the responsibility of the Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development.
- For more information on CED's key directions until 2021, consult Strategic Plan 2021 or visit www.dec-ced.gc.ca.
SOURCE Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions
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