Local Pharmaceutical Manufacturer Creating New Jobs
McGuinty Government Supports Job Creation At Trillium Health Care Products
Ontario is helping an eastern Ontario manufacturer of pharmaceuticals and personal care products introduce a new product line and upgrade its packaging equipment.
The province is investing $458,562 in Trillium Health Care Products of Brockville, through the Eastern Ontario Development Fund to introduce the new product line, which will allow the company to diversify and attract new customers. Trillium produces tablets, ointments and capsules for several pharmaceutical companies. The provincial funding is part of a total investment by the company of more than $3 million and will create 15 new jobs over the next three years.
Partnering with business is a key component of the Ontario government's five-point economic plan to grow the economy.
- Trillium Health Care Products' facility in Brockville has been manufacturing health care products for the North American market for more than 50 years and currently employs 267 people.
- To date, the EODF has committed over $13.4 million to 34 announced projects representing a total project investment of $86 million and 363 new jobs to be created.
- In 2008, eastern Ontario's gross domestic product was approximately $66 billion, representing 12 per cent of the provincial total.
“The McGuinty government is proud to support businesses that come to the table with their own growth plans and resources. Trillium Health Care Products is a great example of an eastern Ontario company that is competing throughout the North American market while creating jobs for Ontario families.”
“The new product line adds flexibility and diversity to our operations while the upgrades to our packaging line will help us to reduce costs. We are thankful for the support we've received from the province, helping us to invest in our Brockville facility and workforce.”