Minimax Express expanding service, creating new jobs
McGuinty Government Strengthening Eastern Ontario Economy
Ontario is partnering with business to strengthen the economy and create jobs in eastern Ontario.
Minimax Express Transportation Inc., a distribution and trucking company, is receiving $150,000 which will be used by the family-owned business to nearly double the capacity of its warehouse. The investment will help Minimax offer enhanced logistics services to its customers and secure new contracts, resulting in 12 new jobs over the next four years.
The support is being provided under the $80-million, four-year Eastern Ontario Development Fund.
Partnering with businesses to create jobs is part of the government's five-point plan to grow the economy.
- The Minimax investment will strengthen Cornwall's logistics sector, a key economic driver for the community and a priority sector for investment in eastern Ontario.
- In 2005, eastern Ontario's gross domestic product was nearly $58 billion, representing 12 per cent of the provincial total.
- Launched in July 2008, the Eastern Ontario Development Fund covers the 13 counties stretching from Kawartha Lakes and Northumberland County in the west, to the Ontario-Quebec border in the east. Projects in the rural area of the City of Ottawa are eligible for funding.
“We are supporting this company because it has ambitious plans to invest in its operations, improve its service and create jobs.”
“Eastern Ontario has a diversified economy with some great companies. The Eastern Ontario Development Fund provides exactly the type of targeted, strategic investments that will help Stormont, Dundas and South Glengarry and the whole region realize its full economic potential.”
“With these expansion plans, Minimax will have one of the region's largest warehouses built for temporary storage of in-transit freight, supported by real-time shipment status updates to our customers via e-mail and the Internet. With this help from the province, we're able to take our business to the next level, benefiting our employees and customers.”