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Ont. auto parts firm gets provincial funding

The Ontario government has announced that it is helping an innovative auto supplier in Kitchener, Ont. invest in ne...

February 2, 2009   Canadian Plastics

The Ontario government has announced that it is helping an innovative auto supplier in Kitchener, Ont. invest in new technology.

The technological investment will help the company boost productivity while reducing its impact on the environment.

The province will invest $1.5 million in Mitchell Plastics, supporting the company’s total investment of $10 million. This will help create 32 new jobs at the company, and retain 215 jobs at the facility.

“This project will help us broaden our capabilities and allows us to provide the lowest cost to our customers while adding skilled positions to our Ontario workforce,” said company president and CEO Joe D’Angelo.

According to the government, the investment will allow Mitchell Plastics to become a world leader in the manufacturing of decorative trim for the auto industry without using solvents. The company has customers across North America, including Toyota plants in Cambridge and Woodstock. The new process doesn’t require the use of solvents.

“The Ontario government’s strategy of helping companies invest in innovative technology is both helping the environment and creating valuable economic stimulus for a great community,” said Minister of Economic Development Michael Bryant.


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