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Ontario Supporting Over 160 Jobs in Huron County and Bruce County

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Ontario Supporting Over 160 Jobs in Huron County and Bruce County

Province Partnering With Local Businesses to Help Them Grow

Small Business

Ontario is partnering with Britespan Building Systems Inc. and Fabric Building Covers International and Superheat FGH Technologies to create 35 new jobs and support 126 existing positions in Huron County and Bruce County.

Britespan Building Systems Inc. and Fabric Building Covers International Inc. manufactures steel framed, fabric covered building structures commonly used in agriculture and commercial works. With support from the Southwestern Ontario Development Fund, the companies are investing in a new fabric production facility to increase production capacity and reduce outsourcing. The companies will also purchase new equipment to improve efficiency and help them utilize innovative technology.

Superheat FGH Technologies provides remotely controlled heat treatment to clients using wireless broadband controllers. The company offers services primarily to the energy supply and refining sector, including power plants and construction companies. With support from the Southwestern Ontario Development Fund, the company invested in new heat treatment equipment and improved its facility. The investment strengthened the company's leading position in the heat treatment services industry, allowing the company to respond to growing demand and explore new markets.

Ontario's plan to support care, create opportunity and make life more affordable during this period of rapid economic change includes a higher minimum wage and better working conditions, free tuition for hundreds of thousands of students, easier access to affordable child care, and free prescription drugs for everyone under 25, and 65 or over, through the biggest expansion of medicare in a generation.

Quick Facts

  • Britespan Building Systems Inc. and Fabric Building Covers International Inc.: Ontario is investing $196,000 from the Southwestern Ontario Development Fund, supporting an additional investment of $1,763,600 from the companies. The project will create 18 new jobs, help to retain 36 existing positions and is expected to be completed by July 2021.
  • Superheat FGH Technologies: Ontario invested $900,000 from the Southwestern Ontario Development Fund, supporting an additional investment of $8.1 million from the company. The project has created 17 new jobs, helped retain 90 existing positions and was completed in September 2017.
  • 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.
  • Since 2013, the Southwestern Ontario Development Fund has committed support of approximately $180 million, helping to create and retain around 43,000 jobs and leveraging approximately $1.97 billion in total investments.

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“Our government is making strategic investments that support regional economic growth and build stronger communities in every corner of the province. This is good news for Huron Bruce County, creating good jobs and demonstrating what can be accomplished when the public and private sectors work together.”

Jeff Leal

Minister Responsible for Small Business

“This investment will help us improve our production capacity and be able to better serve and expand our customer base. It marks another chapter in the continuing growth and development of our companies.”

Ben Hogervorst

President, Britespan Building Systems Inc. and Fabric Building Covers International Inc.

“With our improved facility, investment in technology and equipment, Superheat enters an exciting new chapter in Ontario. Our skilled and growing team looks forward to offering our customers, in the energy and construction sectors, even greater innovation and flexibility.”

Sandra Hofmann

Controller, Superheat FGH Technologies

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