The Government of Canada supports projects by Pro-Mec Elite, Microbrasserie La Pécheresse and Club Moto-Neige La Tuque
LA TUQUE, QC, June 7, 2019 /CNW Telbec/ - Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions (CED)
Pro-Mec Elite, Microbrasserie La Pécheresse and Club Moto-Neige La Tuque will be able to complete their projects with the help of a total of $812,888 in repayable and non-repayable contributions from Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions.
With this financial assistance, Pro-Mec Elite Inc. will be able to support its growth by acquiring state‑of‑the‑art equipment. Microbrasserie La Pécheresse will be able to meet its operational requirements effectively by purchasing and installing more efficient equipment. Club Moto-Neige La Tuque Inc. will be able to acquire new snow-grooming equipment for mechanical trail maintenance.
The funding was announced today by the Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, Member of Parliament for Saint-Maurice–Champlain and Minister of Infrastructure and Communities. The Government of Canada's assistance will help the recipient businesses and organization achieve their set objectives. Their respective projects will generate total investments of nearly $2.5M and create ten jobs, in addition to diversifying economic activity in La Tuque.
The Government of Canada is committed to creating close partnerships with Quebec businesses and organizations to support their efforts to innovate and increase their productivity and competitiveness so that they can contribute to the economic vitality of the regions, the creation of jobs and the improvement of citizens' quality of life.
"More than ever, our government has ambition for Quebec and its regions. By investing in businesses and organizations like these to enhance their performance, we are helping to make our regions more prosperous. Our government is standing by its commitments to drive expansion, innovation and exports. I am delighted to know that these projects will contribute to the creation of 10 high-quality jobs in La Tuque. The economic success of our regions is key to our success as a country."
The Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities
"As Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development, my goal is to help businesses grow and innovate so that they can become more competitive, expand into new markets and create good-quality jobs and wealth for Canadians. The funding announced today reflects this commitment concretely by supporting businesses and organizations whose successes benefit the region and the Canadian economy as a whole."
The Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister responsible for CED
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.
For more information about the projects, please refer to the related backgrounder.
Contribution – Investment – Description of the project
Repayable contribution of $600,000 out of a total investment of $1.94M
Founded in 1993, Pro-Mec Elite Inc. (PM) specializes in the design and manufacture of steel and metalwork structures in the industrial and infrastructure sectors (bridges, dams and buildings). PM manufactures safety barriers, ladders, stairs, elevator shafts, formwork, walkways, lifting devices, steel supports, etc. Although most of its products are made of steel, the company also works with materials such as aluminum and stainless steel. PM uses state-of-the-art drawing software (Advance Steel) and an ERP system (Advance Workshop) that allows for parts traceability.
The project is intended to support the company's growth through the acquisition of state‑of-the-art equipment.
CED's contribution will go toward the purchase of equipment, including a cutting table, robotic plasma profile cutting equipment and a ten-axis digital bending press.
The project is expected to create eight jobs.
Non-repayable contribution of $146,888 out of a total investment of $293,775
Club Moto-Neige La Tuque (the Club) is a non-profit organization that maintains 516 kilometres of snowmobile trails, including Trans-Québec #73, #83 and regional #355 connecting the Mauricie region to the Centre-du-Québec, Abitibi, Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean and Capitale-Nationale regions. Each year, these trails are used by more than 6,000 snowmobilers from Quebec, Canada, the United States and Europe.
Club Moto-Neige La Tuque is affiliated with the Fédération des clubs de motoneige du Québec and therefore adheres to the Fédération's safety and trail signage standards. Founded in 1969, the Club has established itself as an active community organization over the years by providing many services for snowmobile enthusiasts.
The project is aimed at ensuring the quality and sustainability of the snowmobile trails maintained by Club Moto-Neige La Tuque. It involves purchasing new snow-grooming equipment for mechanical trail maintenance.
CED's contribution will go toward the purchase of a snow-grooming machine.
Repayable contribution of $66,000 out of a total investment of $250,000
Microbrasserie La Pécheresse (MLP) is a corporation owned by two young La Tuque entrepreneurs. It began operations in summer 2015 and has seven employees.
The company's premises are divided into two parts: a tasting area, and an area dedicated to operations from brewing to bottling. A dozen different beers are brewed there every year. The microbrewery takes a distinctive approach that involves using local products in its recipes, including honey, haskap berries, and potentially raspberries, elderberries and late-season strawberries from a local producer.
The purpose of the project is to improve the company's productivity and increase its production capacity so that it can meet its operational requirements effectively. The project consists in acquiring and installing more efficient equipment to automate and interconnect certain operations, carrying out leasehold improvement work and paying professional fees.
CED's contribution will go toward the purchase and installation costs for this new equipment, including a boiler, fermenters, a plate cooler, a canning machine and a labeller, as well as leasehold improvements and professional fees.
The project is expected to create two jobs.
SOURCE Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions
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