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Supporting State-Of-The-Art Manufacturing In Eastern Ontario

McGuinty Government Helps Create 10 New Jobs In Metcalfe

Ontario is helping Superior Roof Truss Inc - a manufacturer of wooden trusses used for roof construction - expand its business, create 10 new jobs and protect 25 existing jobs.

The province is helping the company build a new manufacturing plant and purchase new high-tech equipment and software. This project will allow Superior Roof Truss Inc. to increase its production capacity by 50 per cent.  Along with the expansion, the company will further support eastern Ontario's wood product sector by pursuing new markets in Ontario and growing their product line to eventually include pre-manufactured walls.

Partnering with local business is a key component of the 2011 Ontario Budget - Turning the Corner, to create and support 10,000 new and existing jobs for Ontario families and strengthen local economies.

Quick Facts

  • Since the Eastern Ontario Development Fund was established in 2008, it has helped create over 1,700 new jobs and support over 8,500 existing positions.
  • The new plant and software will allow Superior Roof Truss to produce larger and more complex custom roof trusses using robotics and lasers while keeping costs down by reducing waste.
  • This investment will support eastern Ontario's wood products sector - the region's third largest sector representing 9 per cent of manufacturers.
  • Over the last couple of months, Ontario has gained 38,000 jobs and the unemployment rate declined to 7.9 per cent.

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“This support is helping Ontario's wood products sector turn the corner in eastern Ontario. The combination of advanced equipment and skilled workers make Ontario's businesses competitive and we're proud to help Superior Roof Truss Inc. reach its expansion goals.”

Sandra Pupatello

Minister of Economic Development and Trade

“Our business is growing with help from the Ontario government. A new plant and new manufacturing equipment will give us the edge we need to remain competitive and expand into new markets and new product lines.”

Gilles Fortin

CFO, Superior Roof Truss Inc.

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