Government invests $700,000 in native-run plastics plant
The federal government has granted $700,000 to the Wolniak Band Council for the establishment of a plastics plant i...
The federal government has granted $700,000 to the Wolniak Band Council for the establishment of a plastics plant in Wolniak, Que. The grant, administered jointly by Canada Economic Development, the Department of Indian Affairs and Northern Development, consists of a $650,000 repayable contribution and a $50,000 non-repayable contribution. The government had previously provided the Band Council financial assistance for the construction of an industrial building in the community. The start-up of the plastics operation, Plastiques Wolniak, will be the first large-scale project housed in this facility.
“Indian and Northern Affairs Canada is proud to be associated with a project like Pastiques Wolniak, which will create 10 new jobs, including eight in-plant jobs, for members of the Wolniak community,” said Andy Scott, Minister of Indian Affairs and Northern Development and Federal Interlocutor for Metis and Non-status Indians.
A Drummondville, QC firm, Armotec Inc., will provide technical and management support for the new company. Armotec owner, Francois Beaudoin, is also a shareholder in Plastiques Wolniak.