Green auto parts jobs coming to Windsor
McGuinty Government Joins Forces With Innovative Auto Parts Supplier
Ontario is creating 42 new jobs and helping retain 65 existing ones by supporting a leading edge manufacturing process at PM Plastics in Windsor.
The province is providing a grant of $565,300 to support the company's investment of $3.77 million over the next five years. PM Plastics, which specializes in manufacturing parts for automotive fuel and air induction systems, will use the funding to commercialize and manufacture components for alternative energy based vehicles. This included components for hybrid vehicles.
The support comes from Ontario's Next Generation of Jobs Fund, a $1.15 billion business incentive program designed to create and protect jobs for Ontario families. Partnering with business is a component of the Ontario government's five-point plan to grow the economy.
- PM Plastics' new machinery and manufacturing process will increase productivity while improving energy efficiency by nearly 60 per cent.
- The battery system will be used in hybrid automobiles, which can reduce harmful greenhouse gas emissions by over 25 per cent.
“Part of the Ontario government's economic strategy is to support companies that are creating jobs in the green and high-tech sectors. These sectors are creating the jobs people want and helping to secure Ontario's position as a premiere destination for investment and innovation.”
“We live in a highly competitive global economy with jurisdictions around the world aggressively competing for investments and jobs. We're happy to be here today, to announce that investment in leading edge innovation is happening right here in Windsor.”
“Today's announcement is helping bring 42 new green auto jobs to our city. During these tough economic times our government is continuing to invest in Windsor to help create jobs and strengthen our auto sector.”
“The provincial support is helping our company move forward with its product development and growth plans. Manufacturing components for alternative energy based vehicles provides us with a more diverse product line and is an excellent example to show the innovative and creative ability of the PM Plastics team.”