Mining Contractor Expands Operations In North Bay
McGuinty Government Helps Spur Industrial Park Growth
One of the world's largest underground mining contractors has created new jobs and investment in North Bay after expanding its operations there.
The Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation (NOHFC) provided $575,000 to help Cementation Canada Inc. construct a new $1-million facility in the Birchs Road Industrial Park. The 6,000-square-foot building has allowed the company to consolidate equipment repair and maintenance work that had previously been outsourced, and store heavy equipment between major projects.
- In 2007, the value of Ontario’s mineral production was more than $10 billion.
- Of Ontario’s 42 operating mines, all 27 metal mines, one diamond mine and five of 14 industrial mines/quarries are in Northern Ontario.
- The top 10 commodities produced in Ontario in 2007 (in order by value) were nickel, copper, gold, cement, stone, sand and gravel, platinum group metals, zinc, salt and clay products.
“I am delighted that a major mining contractor headquartered in North Bay is providing technical leadership to this important sector of the North’s economy.”
“Ontario’s investments in mining are benefiting numerous northern communities during this period of unprecedented mine expansion and exploration activity.”