Ontario Supporting Economic Growth Windsor-Essex Region – Province Partners with Innovative Businesses to Support Hundreds of Local Jobs
Ontario is supporting the creation of 178 jobs in the Windsor-Essex region by investing in local businesses to innovate, grow and pursue new markets. 384 jobs are also being retained.
“Ontario is investing in Windsor’s manufacturing sector to help these forward-thinking companies boost economic growth, strengthen the manufacturing sector and create good jobs in the region. Through the Southwestern Development Fund, we are enabling innovative companies to expand and adopt new technologies in order to sharpen their competitive edge and strengthen Ontario’s economy.”— Jeff Leal, Minister Responsible for Small Business
Ten companies are receiving support through the Southwestern Ontario Development Fund, including:
Greco Aluminum Railings – Ontario is investing $173,500 to help Greco Aluminum Railings purchase new equipment to produce additional product lines and expand its business. The company designs, manufactures and installs welded aluminum safety railings for new construction and restoration projects. The project has a total value of $1,445,900 and will create 22 new jobs and retain 55 positions over three years.
Jesse Garant Metrology Center – Ontario is providing $162,370 to help Jesse Garant Metrology Center invest in a second facility and purchase new equipment. The company provides NDT and metrology based part inspection services using advanced imaging equipment. The company serves a range of sectors including aerospace, defense, automotive, oil and gas, and medical devices. The project has a total value of $1,249,000 and will create 10 jobs and retain 13 positions over three years.
Proto Manufacturing – Ontario is investing $224,200 to help Proto Manufacturing with research and development to introduce a new product line to pursue new markets. The company makes scientific equipment including x-ray diffraction that measures stress level in structural materials. The project has a total value of $2,241,600 and will create 16 jobs and retain 34 positions over five years.
Ramstar Carbide Tool – Ontario is investing $312,644 to help Ramstar modify its facility to accommodate new automated equipment. Ramstar manufactures indexable inserts and round tools for the aerospace and auto industries with diamond and carbide materials. The project has a total value of $6,252,873 and will create 11 jobs and retain 24 positions over four and a half years.
Saturn Tool & Die – Ontario is investing $186,100 to help Saturn Tool & Die acquire new equipment to increase production and pursue new markets. The company designs and makes tools and dies for the metal stamping and auto industries. The project has a total value of $2,326,700 and will create 10 new jobs and retain 51 positions over three years.
Select Tool – Ontario invested $181,152 to help Select Tool expand and diversify its operations through automation and robotics integration into the CNC manufacturing process as well as the acquisition of additional equipment. The company is a full service specialty fixture, gauge, and automation, design and manufacturer for the auto industry. The project has a total value of $1,811,518 and has created 24 new jobs and retained 101 positions. The project was completed on July 31, 2017.
Stratus Plastics International – Ontario is providing $121,100 to help Stratus invest in energy efficient equipment, two robotics systems and a material handling system to increase its capacity and grow the business. The company makes custom injection mold. The project has a total value of $1,211,300 and will create 12 jobs and retain 12 over four years.
“This significant investment will help Stratus purchase an energy efficient press and robotic systems to add flexibility and manufacturing capacity, enabling the company to meet customer demand, take on new business and compete globally.”— Colby Wu, Stratus Plastics International
Superior Tool and Mold – Ontario is investing $555,300 to help Superior Tool and Mold purchase new equipment with automated robots to improve efficiency and production capacity. The company manufactures plastic injection, compression molds and lighting tools for the auto industry. The project has a total value of $5,552,700 and will create 13 new jobs and retain 74 positions over three years.
Technical Molding Management Systems – Ontario is investing $110,700 to help Technical Molding purchase equipment and develop light weight molds to meet increasing demands for light weight auto parts. The company provides solutions for injection tooling and molding primarily for the auto sector. The project has a total value of $1,107,300 and will create 10 jobs and retain 20 positions over two years.
Windsor Mold – Ontario is investing $1 million to help Windsor Mold develop an automated manufacturing process for plastic injection molds and mold components. The company designs and manufactures a variety of plastic injection molds primarily for the auto industry. The project has a total value of over $15 million and has created over 50 jobs since inception.
Investing in advanced manufacturing is part of our plan to create jobs, grow our economy and help people in their everyday lives.
- Ontario is among the top jurisdictions for vehicle production in North America.
- The auto industry supports hundreds of thousands of manufacturing jobs in Ontario across the supply chain, including tool, die and mold makers and part suppliers.
- Since 2013, the Southwestern Ontario Development Fund and Eastern Ontario Development Fund have helped to create and retain more than 36,500 jobs and attracted approximately $1.73 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, $650 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.