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Ontario Investing in Advanced Manufacturing in Blenheim

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Ontario Investing in Advanced Manufacturing in Blenheim

Province Partnering with Cross Country Manufacturing to Help Create Jobs

Ontario is partnering with Cross Country Manufacturing to expand its business, creating 100 new jobs in Blenheim.

Cross Country Manufacturing is a leading manufacturer of premium quality trailers and serves industries such as agriculture, infrastructure, construction, oil and gas, logging, and mining. With support from the province, the company will expand its Blenheim facility.

Funding will also help increase quality and efficiency with the introduction of new, innovative projects to increase productivity. The project will help increase revenue annually, and increase export capacity by 70 per cent.

Investing in manufacturing is part of our plan to create jobs, grow our economy and help people in their everyday lives.

Quick Facts

  • Ontario is investing $550,000 from the Southwestern Ontario Development Fund for this project. The project has a total value of more than $5.5 million and is expected to be completed in summer 2017.
  • Since 2013, the Southwestern Ontario Development Fund and Eastern Ontario Development Fund have helped to create and retain more than 32,100 jobs and attracted approximately $1.58 billion in investment. The funds cover up to 15 per cent of eligible project costs, with the recipient company funding the remainder from its own resources.
  • Ontario is accepting applications for the Southwestern Ontario Development Fund from qualified businesses that are growing and creating jobs. Sectors eligible for the fund include advanced manufacturing, food processing, life sciences, information and communications technology, tourism and cultural industries.
  • Ontario’s five-year, $400-million Business Growth Initiative is helping to grow the economy and create jobs by promoting an innovation-based economy, helping small companies scale-up and modernizing regulations for businesses.

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“Supporting advanced manufacturing in Ontario is one of the ways we are helping to build the province up. I am pleased to partner with Cross Country Manufacturing to help them create jobs and develop a strong economy in Southwestern Ontario.”

Brad Duguid

Minister of Economic Development and Growth

“Our government is investing in the people, ideas and communities of the South West through the Southwestern Ontario Development Fund. Helping Cross Country Manufacturing continue to grow and expand their export capacity will help to deliver on Ontario’s number one priority: to grow the economy and create jobs.”

Deb Matthews

London North Centre

“Ontario’s support is helping Cross Country Manufacturing to enter new markets in the U.S., introduce new products and grow our revenue. This expansion will increase our productivity, allowing us to create good jobs in the new and improved Blenheim facility.”

Becky Froese

Chief Operating Officer, Cross Country Manufacturing

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