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Province announces $1M for two Kingsville manufacturers

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Two Kingsville companies are among four Ontario manufacturers each receiving a $500,000 boost from the provincial government.

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Vic Fedeli, Minister of Economic Development, Job Creation and Trade, visited Essex County on Wednesday to announce the half-million-dollar investments in both Idol Core Industries and MC3 Manufacturing.

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“Our government is proud to support local manufacturers in Southwestern Ontario as they grow and create more good-paying jobs in their communities,” said Vic Fedeli. “Investing in these types of community-building projects will help us continue to build Ontario and strengthen the economy.”

Idol Core, which creates sustainable solutions for plastic products using compostable materials, mainly for the agricultural industry, is investing $5.1 million of its own to relocate and expand manufacturing operations in Kingsville. The expansion will allow the company to develop more innovative technology and products, including designing and engineering tools for nich market packaging. The expansion will create 10 jobs.

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“Idol Core Industries is a leading mold builder and machine shop, focused on building molds that have the potential or are specifically designed to create products using bio-resins or a carbon neutral material,” said Paul Incitti, Idol Core president.

James Richards, left plant manager of MC3 Manufacturing, MPP Andrew Dowie, MPP Anthony Leardi, Victor Fedeli, Ontario Minister of Economic Development, Job Creation and Trade and Abe Klassen, CEO/President of MC3 Manufacturing speak at a press conference on Wednesday, October 19, 2022 at MC3 Manufacturing in Kingsville.
James Richards, left plant manager of MC3 Manufacturing, MPP Andrew Dowie, MPP Anthony Leardi, Victor Fedeli, Ontario Minister of Economic Development, Job Creation and Trade and Abe Klassen, CEO/President of MC3 Manufacturing speak at a press conference on Wednesday, October 19, 2022 at MC3 Manufacturing in Kingsville. Photo by Dan Janisse /Windsor Star

“Over the next four years, our grant will be put to good use as we upgrade to our larger facility and acquire new machines and technology. This will help generate new employment opportunities and will bring innovative capabilities to the community.”

MC3 Manufacturing is a machine tool and stamping conveyor systems manufacturer that produces and installs various types of conveyor systems. That company is investing $6.8 million to build a new facility in Kingsville that will house new, cutting-edge automated equipment, including a robotic powder coat painting system.

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With its new facility, MC3 will be able to create 19 new jobs.

“MC3 is an inclusive company built on exceptional values. Our values include operating with integrity, delivering the highest quality results, and making a difference in the community,” said James Richards, plant manager for MC3.

MPP Anthony Leardi, left, Abe Klassen, CEO/President of MC3 Manufacturing and Victor Fedeli, Ontario Minister of Economic Development, Job Creation and Trade speak at a press conference on Wednesday, October 19, 2022 at MC3 Manufacturing in Kingsville.
MPP Anthony Leardi, left, Abe Klassen, CEO/President of MC3 Manufacturing and Victor Fedeli, Ontario Minister of Economic Development, Job Creation and Trade speak at a press conference on Wednesday, October 19, 2022 at MC3 Manufacturing in Kingsville. Photo by Dan Janisse /Windsor Star

“This grant impacts our community, expands our workforce and helps us maintain a competitive edge in the global market. We would like to thank the support from our MC3 team, the Town of Kingsville and most of all, the Ontario government for this grant.”

The two other companies receiving funding are Sante Manufacturing Inc. in Aylmer and Arvaspring in Middlesex.

The provincial dollars will come from Ontario’s Regional Development Program, which provides cost-shared funding to businesses, municipalities, and economic development organizations to help local communities attract investment, diversity their economies, and create jobs.

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Since 2019, the province has provided more than $68 million to 62 companies and organizations through the program. The funding has supported $736 million in investments to create more than 1,300 jobs.

“We thank Arvaspring, Sante Manufacturing, Idol Core Industries and MC3 Manufacturing for making a significant impact in their communities and for contributing to our province’s dynamic and growing manufacturing sector,” Fedeli said.

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