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Fiat Chrysler strikes deal with Google, will build minivans for firm’s self-driving fleet

May 4, 2016

DETROIT—Fiat Chrysler and Google will work together to more than double the size of Google’s self-driving vehicle fleet by adding 100 Windsor, Ont.-built Chrysler Pacifica minivans. The companies announced the agreement on May 3, saying that Chrysler engineers would work with Google to install sensors and software so the vans can drive themselves. Read more […]

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Grand River Foods secures $3M from FedDev Ontario

April 29, 2016

CAMBRDIGE, Ont.—Ontario food processor Grand River Foods Ltd. is moving forward with a $14.3 million plant expansion after locking in $3 million in funding from FedDev Ontario. The Cambridge, Ont.-based company, which makes more than 200 different private-label food products—from frozen burgers to meatballs—plans to use the funds to install a new production line and […]

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Specialty cheese maker plans $14.8M Orangeville, Ont. expansion

April 28, 2016

ORANGEVILLE, Ont.—Specialty cheese maker Quality Cheese Inc., is moving into a new 64,000 square-foot plant in Orangeville, Ont., northwest of Toronto. The food manufacturer, which produces Italian and French cheeses under the BellaCasara and Albert’s Lea brands, is investing $11.6 million of private funds—as well as $2 million from FedDev Ontario and $1.2 million from […]

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Why Ontario?

April 1, 2016

Would it surprise you to know just how low our corporate taxes, employer healthcare expenditures and overall business costs are compared to other jurisdictions? We also have comprehensive tax credits and incentives tailored to maximize your investment. And with one of the most skilled and motivated workforces in the world, we are unique in offering […]

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It’s a good-news-bad-news budget for manufacturing

March 23, 2016

When it comes to the manufacturing sector, Budget 2016 is both promising and disappointing. Its promise comes from a clear direction and a plan to achieve its aims. Its disappointment comes from a surprising lack of urgency in implementation. Canada’s manufacturing sector has started 2016 on an upswing, profiting from a lower currency to boost […]

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Woodstock, ON’s Steel Technologies to launch $9.4M plant expansion

March 16, 2016

WOODSTOCK, Ont.—Southwest Ontario’s Steel Technologies is embarking on a major plant expansion with nearly a million dollars in assistance from the provincial government. The producer of flat-rolled steel—used in the automotive, appliance, agriculture, construction, and hardware industries, as well as many others—plans to invest approximately $9.4 million in facility upgrades that will allow the company […]

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