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Capitalizing on Ontario's growing aerospace sector

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Capitalizing on Ontario's growing aerospace sector

McGuinty Government Helps Tooling Industry Enter Booming Market

Ontario is helping tool, die, and mould makers meet the growing demand for quality suppliers in the aerospace sector. 

The booming aerospace industry - there are now more than 350 firms in the province - provides a prime opportunity for tool and die makers to apply skills and expertise that have traditionally served the automotive sector.

This includes designing, manufacturing and producing tools, gauges, machinery, robotics, and automation equipment.

A $250,000 Ontario grant to the Ontario Aerospace Council will be used to:

  • Create an aerospace self-assessment tool for Tool, Die, and Mold Makers to help them meet the needs of aerospace customers
  • Deliver seminars on market opportunities
  • Work with more than 15 qualified tooling companies to develop and implement business capture plans
  • Conduct a reverse trade show to connect Ontario's tooling industry with potential customers.  

Quick Facts

  • Ontario is home to several world-leading aerospace companies, including Bombardier Aerospace, Goodrich Landing Gear, Messier-Dowty and Diamond Aircraft.
  • The province is also home to a diverse group of aerospace suppliers, including Valiant Machine & Tool. Valiant began to aggressively pursue aerospace clients five years ago to diversify their customer base, and was recently named a 2007 Boeing Supplier of the Year.

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“We're helping Ontario's tooling industry diversify their markets and attract new customers. Ontario's tool shops can provide the high-quality products and services aerospace customers demand.”

Sandra Pupatello

Minister of Economic Development and Trade

“Ontario is home to a growing aerospace sector. This investment will help more aerospace companies use an Ontario solution for their machined components needs.”

Rod Jones

Executive Director, Ontario Aerospace Council



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