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Quebec firm gets $375,000 from Ottawa – part of funding to be used for overhead crane system


July 5, 2021
By Crane & Hoist Canada Staff

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The federal government is giving $375,000 to Germain et Frère, a Trois Rivieres, Que.-based manufacturer.

Germain et Frère specializes in the design, manufacturing and installation of building ventilation systems and industrial procedures for heavy industry for more than 100 years. This repayable contribution will allow it to acquire production equipment, in particular a laser cutting table, a digital press brake and an overhead crane system.

It will also create eight new jobs at the company, according to a press release from Ottawa.

The Government of Canada recognizes and supports innovative businesses and organizations that are a source of pride in their communities, it said in a news release. Quebec’s economic recovery relies, among other things, on organizations that are well grounded in the regional economy. Innovation is a major contributor to growth, as well as a key asset in rebuilding a stronger, more resilient, and more just economy for all.

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“From the start of the pandemic, we have been there for the people of Trois-Rivières and to protect their jobs. By investing in Germain et Frère’s talent today, we are confirming that we will continue to be there to help local families recover from the pandemic and to create good jobs as part of the economic recovery,” said Pablo Rodriguez, Member of Parliament for Honoré-Mercier and Leader of the Government in the House of Commons.