CANADA'S LEADING INFORMATION SOURCE FOR THE METALWORKING INDUSTRY

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CANADA'S LEADING INFORMATION SOURCE FOR THE METALWORKING INDUSTRY

CANADA'S LEADING INFORMATION SOURCE FOR THE METALWORKING INDUSTRY

Funding supports manufacturing in BC

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One of the manufacturers benefiting from BCMJF is Revelstoke, BC’s Big Eddy Machine Shop, a machine-part manufacturer for industries such as forestry repair and rail maintenance. Shown here is one of their jobs boring a Falk 1050G Gear coupling for a fan drive shaft. PHOTO courtesy Big Eddy Machine Shop.

The British Columbia government says its $180-million BC Manufacturing Jobs Fund (BCMJF) will help create more than 450 jobs, while also maintaining and protecting more than 780 existing manufacturing jobs throughout B.C.

As much as $36 million has been committed to 25 capital projects and 13 planning projects for manufacturers looking to expand and fortify their operations through the introduction of new product lines, upgrading outdated equipment and building new facilities. These funded projects represent more than $300 million in capital investment being made in the manufacturing sector in B.C.

One of the manufacturers benefiting from BCMJF is Revelstoke, BC’s Big Eddy Machine Shop, a machine-part manufacturer for industries such as forestry repair and rail maintenance. The company will receive as much as $152,270 toward acquiring a milling machine. The machine will increase efficiency, add a new product line, and create one new job.

“We’re very excited and grateful to have received funding from the BC Manufacturing Jobs Fund to purchase a new CNC milling machine. It will help us provide our forestry, railway and other customers with better quality parts, better lead times and allow us to keep more manufacturing local. This is a huge step forward for our business and it wouldn’t be possible without a program like the BCMJF,” says Kevin Mayr, owner and president, Big Eddy Machine Shop.

To learn about the BC Manufacturing Jobs Fund, visit: https://gov.bc.ca/ManufacturingJobsFund

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