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McGuinty Government Supports Innovation And Creates Jobs In Sarnia

Sarnia will become the site of North America's first high-grade metal powder processing facility, creating 10 new jobs and retaining 29 existing positions.

The province is supporting H.C. Starck Canada as the company modernizes its metal powder processing facility in Sarnia to better serve North America's lucrative natural resources sector. The province is providing a $4.14 million loan from the Advanced Manufacturing Investment Strategy towards the project, which supports the company's total investment of $16.43 million over five-years.

Creating more jobs for Ontario families is a key component of Open Ontario's five-year plan to grow the provincial economy.

Quick Facts

  • H.C. Starck Canada Inc. is a wholly-owned subsidiary of H.C. Starck group of companies which specialize in the production of refractory metal powders, compounds and finished products.
  • H.C. Starck Canada's Sarnia facility has been in operation since 1997 and currently employs 29 people.
  • As a result of business tax cuts and the move to a harmonized sales tax, the tax on business investment in Ontario is being cut in half, making Ontario businesses more competitive.

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“Helping Ontario companies transition to more advanced technologies and manufacturing processes is the key to success in today's modern economy. We're proud to support H.C. Starck Canada's investment which will spur the company's future growth and create new high-value jobs for Ontario families.”

Sandra Pupatello

Minister of Economic Development and Trade

“Through McGuinty government support, our Sarnia manufacturing facility will earn the distinction as the only facility in North America equipped to produce high-grade metal powders for the oil and gas market. Our market share will grow significantly as a result.”

Dr. Axel Westerhause

Member of H.C. Starck (Germany) Executive Board

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