Michelin Development and Jay Stewart Mechanical create new jobs in Kitchener

    KITCHENER, ON, Jan. 28 /CNW/ - Kitchener's Jay Stewart Mechanical has
received a Michelin Development in the Greater Waterloo Region loan for
$64,000.00 to help it provide contractor services to the region and create 39
new jobs.
    "Jay Stewart Mechanical is a start-up contracting company with a plan for
aggressive growth and new job creation," said John Tully, director Michelin
Development (Canada) Inc. in the Greater Waterloo Region. "Helping companies
like this create jobs and expand their services in the region is what this
program was set up to do."
    Jay Stewart Mechanical is a contractor providing HVAC, plumbing, heating,
certified gas piping and sheet metal installation and services to the region.
They will be servicing new building construction and renovations to the
institutional, commercial and industrial markets.
    "There is a need for more contractor services in the region and we have a
plan to help fill that need," said Brett Whitefoot, president, Jay Stewart
Mechanical. "Michelin Development in the Greater Waterloo Region loaned us the
money and gave us the start-up support we need to be successful."
    Michelin Development focuses on new job creation by providing
low-interest loans to qualified start-up, small- and medium-sized businesses.
In addition to this financial support, Michelin Development supports the
development of new and existing businesses by providing access to Michelin's
considerable in-house business expertise.
    Information and applications for interested entrepreneurs are available
at www.michelindevelopment.ca.

    Dedicated to the improvement of sustainable mobility, Michelin designs,
manufactures and sells tires for every type of vehicle, including airplanes,
automobiles, bicycles, earthmovers, farm equipment, heavy-duty trucks,
motorcycles and the space shuttle. The company also publishes travel guides,
hotel and restaurant guides, maps and road atlases. Headquartered in Laval,
Quebec, Michelin North America (Canada) Inc. (www.michelin.ca) employs
approximately 3,700 employees and operates three plants.

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