The Government of Canada is committed to helping manufacturers become more innovative, competitive and successful. To this end, it is providing up to $6.6 million, through FedDev Ontario's Investing in Business Growth and Productivity (IBGP) initiative, to two manufacturers located in Guelph and New Hamburg, to support productivity improvements, job creation and exports to global markets.
Established in 1917 and headquartered in Guelph, Ontario, the Hammond Manufacturing Company manufactures electrical products and enclosures including power bars. The company also operates in Waterloo, Aberfoyle and Buffalo, New York and has sales and distribution centres in export markets including the U.S., U.K. and Australia.
FedDev Ontario Contribution of up to $3,461,500. Total project cost $15,096,000. Funding will support the purchase and installation of new advanced equipment, including an environmentally-friendly paint line; process improvements; and facility modifications at the company's new and existing facilities in Guelph.