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Minister Mélanie Joly announces major contribution to Groupe Tremblay

Emily Southwood

On July 17thThe Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Tourism, Official Languages and La Francophonie, announced a non-repayable contribution of $925,925 to Saint Anicet’s Groupe Tremblay. Minister Joly was warmly received by the local company, whose premises she attended on behalf of The Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minster of Innovation, Science and Economic Development.

Joly spoke to the importance of supporting innovation and developing jobs for the middle class.

She commented: “Through its strategy aimed at supporting companies in the steel and aluminum sectors, the Government of Canada has chosen to assist innovative Canadian companies that come up with new ways of creating value, and which are seeking to penetrate new markets. The funding awarded to Groupe Tremblay is intended to provide concrete support for companies that have demonstrated their expertise and their willingness to ensure their growth and create well-paying jobs for the middle class.”

The Honourable Mélanie Joly Minister of Tourism Official Languages and La Francophonie announced a $925925 investment in the Groupe Tremblay which specializes in the manufacturing and transformation of steel in Saint Anicet photo Emily Southwood

As the next generation of the family company, President Jean-Pierre Tremblay proudly received the announcement: “We are growing and working to maintain status as an employer of choice in the region.” Groupe Tremblay currently forms a team of over 100 workers. With this support from the Government of Canada, Groupe Tremblay will be able to increase its productivity and production capacity by acquiring latest-generation technological equipment that will make it possible to implement a new cathode plate manufacturing process and automate the production sector.

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