Ontario Supports Belleville Safety Training Company
McGuinty Government Works With Business To Create Jobs
Ontario is supporting businesses that create jobs and contribute to strengthening the economy in Eastern Ontario.
Electrolab Training Systems in Belleville has embarked on a multi-year expansion of its highly successful proprietary SafeStart training system to American and international markets. The company's expansion will create 25 full-time jobs over five years and support the creation of additional jobs at one of its suppliers. The Ontario government is investing $178,000 under the Eastern Ontario Development Fund to assist with the company's expansion.
Partnering with business is a key component of the government's five-point economic plan to grow the economy.
- Electrolab Training Systems designs and markets safety awareness and training products, serving primarily large manufacturing companies. It employs over 41 people at its Belleville location.
- In 2007, there were 100 work-related deaths in Ontario resulting from traumatic injuries and other immediate causes, and 279 deaths due to occupational diseases (Ministry of Labour and Work Safety and Insurance Board).
“This is great news for Belleville and shows the innovative thinking coming out of Eastern Ontario. Electrolab is an excellent example of a forward-looking company, taking its success to the next level.”
“Electrolab Training Systems is a success story that demonstrates eastern Ontario's capacity to contribute to the provincial economy and attract international attention. The expansion will help to create jobs and support two communities.”
“Training for a skilled and safe workforce is our passion. We're excited about the benefits of the government's investment in our community and the prospect of expanding our product line and programs worldwide.”