Government of Canada awards $140,000 to this manufacturing SME in the aluminum sector in the Lac-Saint-Jean-Est RCM
MÉTABETCHOUAN–LAC-À-LA-CROIX, QC, Aug. 20, 2018 /CNW Telbec/ - Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions (CED)
Businesses need to regularly improve and modernize their production equipment and facilities to remain competitive and support their growth. With this in mind, a Saguenay–Lac-St-Jean business will benefit from CED support to improve its productivity and expand its operations.
Richard Hébert, Member of Parliament for Lac-Saint-Jean, acting on behalf of the Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development and Minister responsible for CED, announced that RPA Technologie (9140-0945 Québec Inc.) has been granted a repayable contribution of $140,000.
The funding awarded through CED's Quebec Economic Development Program was used to acquire production equipment, more specifically, a state-of-the-art digital aluminum cutting tool, along with a new computer system.
With this new equipment, the company will be able to meet growing demand for its products, eliminate subcontracting, reduce delivery times and improve the quality of its products. It will then be in a position to develop new markets in Canada and abroad.
Founded in 2004, RPA Technologie is a manufacturing SME that specializes in the manufacture of finished aluminum and stainless steel products and components. It provides specialized, high value-added services tailored to its clients' needs. The company manufactures aluminum nameplates and control panels using various techniques, including laser sintering, for permanent marking that resists acid environments, salty air and abrasion. Its marking technologies facilitate digital traceability, allowing its clients to make their factories smarter and ease their transition to Management 4.0.
"RPA Technologie is a local business that found innovative solutions to improve its processes, adapt to change and position itself to ensure growth. I am pleased about CED's support for this SME, which has been contributing to the strength and economic vitality of the Lac-Saint-Jean region for nearly 15 years."
Richard Hébert, Member of Parliament for Lac-Saint-Jean
"As the Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development, my goal is to help businesses grow and innovate so that they can become more competitive and create good-quality jobs and wealth for Canadians. That is why we are supporting RPA Technologie, whose success benefits the region and the Canadian economy overall."
The Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister responsible for CED
"Thanks to the financial assistance from the Government of Canada, our production processes are now simpler and more efficient. We are pleased to announce that we will be able to meet the growing demand for our products more quickly and without compromising on the quality for which we are known. The acquisition of our new equipment marks a major shift for our company. By improving our productivity, we are now ready to develop new markets."
Luc Tremblay, President, RPA Technologie
- CED is one of the six regional development agencies under the responsibility of the Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development.
- This year marks the 50th anniversary of federal regional economic development in Quebec: half a century of concrete action dedicated to the development of the regions and local businesses.
- For more information on CED and its priorities, consult the 2018-19 Departmental Plan or visit www.dec-ced.gc.ca.
SOURCE Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions
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