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Dubreuilville Looks At Establishing New Manufacturing Facility

Support For Local Priority Shows Government Is On The Side Of Northerners

SUDBURY - The McGuinty government is helping the community of Dubreuilville position itself for future economic growth by investing in a study on the establishment of a wood-plastic composite manufacturing facility, Northern Development and Mines Minister Rick Bartolucci announced today.

"By supporting economic diversification initiatives in small communities across the North, our government is helping ensure the future prosperity of our province," said Bartolucci, who is also chair of the Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation (NOHFC).  "This project is aimed at developing a value-added wood products facility that would help create a significant number of jobs in Dubreuilville."

The NOHFC is providing $40,000 to the Corporation du Développement Économique et Communautaire de Dubreuilville to conduct a feasibility study on the establishment of a wood plastic composite manufacturing facility.  This study will include a market analysis as well as the development of a business plan.  

"This project will help the community of Dubreuilville investigate the possibly of creating a plant that would be unique in Northern Ontario," said Natural Resources Minister David Ramsay.  "I congratulate the NOHFC for working with small northern communities to ensure that their local economies continue to grow well into the future."

Other McGuinty government initiatives for northerners include:

•    Investing more than $1.8 billion over five years to upgrade and expand northern highways;

•    Providing $900 million in assistance to the forestry industry;

•    Investing $161,000 to upgrade the Dubreuilville well supply including the installation of an ultraviolet disinfection system and new chlorination equipment.

These initiatives are part of the government's Northern Prosperity Plan for building stronger northern communities. The Northern Prosperity Plan has four pillars: Strengthening the North and its Communities; Listening to and Serving Northerners Better; Competing Globally; and Providing Opportunities for All.

Laura Blondeau
Minister's Office - Sudbury
(705) 564-7454
Michel Lavoie   
MNDM - Sudbury
(705) 564-7125



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