Ontario Newsroom

Greener technology helps create auto sector jobs in Kitchener

Archived News Release

Greener technology helps create auto sector jobs in Kitchener

McGuinty Government Helps Mitchell Plastics Reduce Environmental Impact

Ontario is helping an innovative auto supplier invest in new technology that will boost productivity while reducing its impact on the environment.

The province is investing $1.5 million in Mitchell Plastics, supporting the company's investment of $10 million. This will help create 32 new jobs and retain 215 jobs at their facility in Kitchener.

The investment will allow the company to become a world leader in the manu facturing of decorative trim for the auto industry without using solvents. Mitchell Plastics has customers across North America, including Toyota plants in Cambridge and Woodstock.

The government's investment comes from the Next Generation of Jobs Fund.   The program allows the government to partner with business to support their investments - a key component of Ontario's five-point economic plan.

Quick Facts

  • Mitchell Plastics' new process doesn't require the use of solvents, a leading contributor of air pollution and smog.
  • There are more than 400 auto parts manufacturers in Ontario .

Additional Resources


“The Ontario government's strategy of helping companies invest in innovative technology is both helping the environment and creating valuable economic stimulus for a great community.”

Michael Bryant

Minister of Economic Development

“This project will help us broaden our capabilities and allows us to provide the lowest cost to our customers while adding skilled positions to our Ontario workforce.”

Joe D'Angelo

President and CEO, Mitchell Plastics



Business and Economy Environment and Energy Government Jobs and Employment