The Government of Canada awards a $1.4 million repayable contribution to the Bas-Saint-Laurent region business
SAINT-ANACLET-DE-LESSARD, QC, March 11, 2019 /CNW Telbec/ - Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions (CED)
Miralis is a growing, innovative cutting-edge company that specializes in the creation of high-end kitchens and custom-made permanent furniture. In order to enhance its productivity, the company will benefit from a $1.4 million repayable contribution from Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions. Miralis will be able to acquire state-of-the-art and robotic equipment that will allow it to increase its production capacity and thus support its growth in Canada and the U.S.
The funding was announced today by the Rémi Massé, Member of Parliament for Avignon–La Mitis–Matane–Matapédia, and Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development.
Specifically, the Government of Canada funding will help speed up the integration of robotization and automation within Miralis, thus enabling the company to better meet the growing need. The project will also create 25 jobs in the Rimouski-Neigette RCM.
Founded in 1976, Miralis is a Quebec company whose reputation as a kitchen designer was built on the company's pioneering vision and the quality of its products. These green, eco-friendly products are sold at some 125 points of sale across Quebec and Ontario and in the U.S. Miralis has also made it its mission to be a leader in its field in terms of the innovative way it does business, as evidenced by its ultramodern 125,000 square foot facilities.
Communities need to leverage innovation in order to ensure strategic diversification and develop lasting regional competitive advantages. This is why supporting the transition and diversification of communities is a priority for the Government of Canada.
"The pride of the region, Miralis has established a reputation around the world. This innovative company actively contributes to the economic vitality of the Bas-Saint-Laurent region, particularly in the Rimouski‑Neigette RCM, which is why I am thrilled with the Government of Canada's support for their project, as it will allow the company to pursue its remarkable growth. This type of support is key to ensuring that our regions remain economically healthy and create quality jobs, which ultimately leads to a better quality of life for our fellow citizens."
Rémi Massé, MP for Avignon–La Mitis–Matane–Matapédia and Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development
"By helping businesses like Miralis invest in equipment and devices that will enhance their performance, or in commercialization strategies aimed at helping them make a name for themselves in new markets, the Government of Canada is standing by its commitment to foster expansion and innovation and grow exports."
The Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister responsible for CED
"Our highly dynamic and rapidly developing business line means that we are constantly evolving. It is through innovation and the continuous improvement of our ways of doing business that we can meet the needs of our partners and guarantee the sustainability of our company. With this support, we will be able to acquire and install equipment, including robotic equipment, that will allow us, not only to increase our productivity, but also to create jobs and improve the quality of the jobs in the plant."
Daniel Drapeau, President and CEO, Miralis
- Today's announcement was made on behalf of the Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister responsible for the Innovation, Science and Economic Development portfolio, which is made up of 17 federal departments and agencies, including CED and the other five regional development agencies.
- The funding comes from CED's Quebec Economic Development Program. To find out more about CED and its priorities, see the 2018–2019 Departmental Plan or visit www.dec‑ced.gc.ca.
- For 50 years now, the Government of Canada has been actively involved in regional economic development in Quebec: half a century of concrete action targeting the growth of Quebec's regions and businesses.
SOURCE Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions
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