Sault Ste. Marie, Ont. solar panel maker Heliene to buy a new automated soldering machine with FedNor investment

PHOTO: Heliene Inc
PHOTO: Heliene Inc

SAULT STE. MARIE, Ont.—A Northern Ontario solar panel manufacturer is getting a federal government loan to help it boost capacity and cut costs.

Heliene Inc., which makes photovoltaic modules at its plant in Sault Ste. Marie, Ont., will receive $199,000 from Ottawa’s FedNor program to buy a new automated soldering machine. The new piece of equipment will add to the company’s highly-automated facility and help maintain 70 jobs at the site.


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