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Ontario automation supplier launching $2.4 million plant expansion

Funding from the Southwestern Ontario Development Fund will help Eclipse Automation Inc. expand its plant, purchase new equipment, and hire 15 new employees.


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December 12, 2015 by Canadian Plastics

Ontario-based automation supplier Eclipse Automation Inc. is expanding and buying new equipment with help from the Ontario government.

With a $240,700 boost from the government’s Southwestern Ontario Development Fund, Eclipse Automation – which is headquartered in Cambridge, Ont. – will expand its plant, purchase new equipment, and hire 15 new employees.

“Partnering with the province of Ontario will allow Eclipse Automation to expand its capabilities and penetrate new international markets,” the company’s president and CEO, Steve Mai, said. “This funding will help our company to explore new and innovative technologies to better position us in the marketplace, and keep ahead of the demands of a global economy.”

Eclipse Automation, which builds custom automated manufacturing equipment, plans to continue to push into new global markets in the energy, mining, health sciences, transportation, and technology industries with the investment.

The project has a total value of more than $2.4 million and is expected to be completed by winter 2017, the company said.