Archived — Government of Canada Supports Manufacturing in Belleville

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For immediate release
January 11, 2013

Belleville, Ontario — An investment from the Government of Canada is allowing Gunther Huettlin Manufacturing Inc. (GH) to install three high-speed production lines and to create 10 new jobs in the Belleville area. Daryl Kramp, Member of Parliament for Prince Edward-Hastings, on behalf of the Honourable Gary Goodyear, Minister of State for the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario (FedDev Ontario), announced the investment today alongside representatives of the company.

"Our Government is committed to creating jobs, growth and long-term prosperity for all Canadians," said MP Kramp. "Through this investment, GH will be better positioned to service its customers, improve operating efficiency and acquire new business. This will help to diversify the economy in Belleville, and create innovative, new opportunities for the expanding manufacturing industry within the region."

This repayable contribution of up to $500,000 is being provided through 's Prosperity Initiative, which encourages businesses, not-for-profit organizations and post-secondary institutions in southern Ontario to undertake projects that will result in a more productive, diversified and competitive economy in the region.

This project will enhance the company's capacity to supply product packaging services to clients and will diversify manufacturing capabilities allowing GH to compete for new North American business.

"We are pleased to have the support of the Government of Canada on this project," said Gunther Huettlin, President and CEO, GH Manufacturing. "This support allows us to create employment benefiting both our employees and the community."

Created in 2009, FedDev Ontario supports the southern Ontario economy by building on the region's strengths and creating opportunities for jobs and economic growth. The Agency has launched a number of initiatives to create a Southern Ontario Advantage and place the region in a strong position to compete in the global economy. These initiatives are designed to encourage partnerships and support projects that help the region's businesses and communities become more competitive, innovative and diversified. To learn more, please visit www.FedDevOntario.gc.ca or call 1-866-593-5505.

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For more information, contact:

Stephanie Thomas
Press Secretary
Office of the Honourable Gary Goodyear
613-960-7728

Media Relations
FedDev Ontario
416-954-6652

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