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Creating Jobs and Supporting Innovation in Middlesex

Ontario Helping Create New Advanced Manufacturing Jobs

Ontario has partnered with Armo Tool, a machinery manufacturer for the auto sector, to expand production at its Middlesex plant, creating 14 new advanced manufacturing jobs while retaining 125 more in the community. 

With support from the Ontario government's Southwestern Ontario Development Fund, Armo Tool will invest in advanced equipment and innovative technology. The new equipment will allow Armo Tool to expand its line of precision machinery, increase its exports and keep more jobs here in Ontario.

Modelled on the proven Eastern Ontario Development Fund, which has helped create and retain more than 14,000 jobs, the new Southwestern Ontario Development Fund is helping generate jobs and diversify the economy by encouraging regional businesses to pursue innovation and new markets.

Providing the right climate to attract investment, create jobs and grow the economy is part of the new Ontario government's plan to build a prosperous and fair province for all Ontarians. 

Quick Facts

  • Ontario is accepting applications for the Southwestern Ontario Development Fund from qualified businesses that are growing and creating jobs.
  • The Southwestern Ontario Development Fund has created and retained more than 3,000 jobs in the region since October 2012.
  • Ontario has created 401,900 jobs since June 2009, exceeding the number of jobs lost in the recession by 136,100.

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“Our government is proud to partner with forward-thinking businesses like Armo Tool to create local jobs, while capitalizing on opportunities in the global economy. Armo Tool’s investment in advanced equipment and leading technology will reduce its need to outsource work, creating more Ontario-made products and Ontario-based jobs.”

Dr. Eric Hoskins

Minister of Economic Development, Trade and Employment

“Our partnership with the Ontario government is helping us increase our productivity, strengthen our capacity for innovation, expand our exports and diversify into new sectors. We look forward to strengthening Armo Tool’s competitive position, taking on the globe from right here in Middlesex.”

Ben Whitney

President of Armo Tool

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