Armotek makes high-end trailers for the U.S. market.Click image to enlargeArmorteck Inc., a trailer manufacturer in Magog, Que., has received $600,000 in federal support.

The repayable funding came through the Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions (CED). This program targets entrepreneurs leveraging innovation to grow their businesses and enhance their competitiveness.

Armortek, which produces high-end closed trailers with composite panels and aluminum chassis for the U.S. market, will use the funding to acquire production and material handling equipment, IT infrastructure, and to implement its U.S. marketing plan.

"The Government of Canada has a priority to ensure communities prosper. That is why we support small and medium-sized enterprises in their start-up projects,” says federal Minister of Economic Development Mélanie Joly. “Our SMEs are the engine of our communities and the backbone of our economy, creating and maintaining good local job and guaranteeing regional vitality. It is our duty to accompany them so that our economy can come back even stronger."

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