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Four north Ontario mine suppliers receive provincial funding

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The Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation announced last week funding for four mine suppliers in Ontario's north.

The Ontario government made the following disbursements:

  • $962,520 for Premier Mining Products Incto expand its manufacturing operation of diamond drilling components and diversify its market.
  • $400,000 for Foraco Canada Ltd to purchase additional drilling equipment to expand its business.
  • $251,277 for Miller Technology Incto develop a battery electric vehicle (BEV) to replace the diesel vehicles currently used in most mines.
  • $140,003 for Epiroc Canada to improve the resistance and performance of its mining equipment.

Vic Fedeli, MPP for Nipissing, said the investment will create jobs.

"Our government continues to foster a strong future in North Bay by supporting economic growth, creating jobs and reaffirming the North as a great place to live and work," said MPP Fedeli"It's one more way we are signalling to the world that Northern Ontario is open for business and open for jobs."

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