Ontario funds building of ready-mix concrete plant in Parry Sound
Maryam FaragEconomy Industry Government Manufacturing Canada concrete Economy government manufacturer manufacturing Ontario Parry Sound ready-mix concrete
The Ontario government is providing $400,000 through the Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation to The Sarjeant Co. Ltd. to build a ready-mix concrete plant in Parry Sound.
“The Ontario Government’s investment in northern development was a catalyst for The Sarjeant Company’s expansion into the Parry Sound area and beyond,” said Wayne Wilson, Owner, The Sarjeant Co. Ltd.
The construction of The Sarjeant Co. Ltd.’s new facility will increase its ready-mix concrete production capacity. Ready-mix concrete is a combination of cement, water and aggregates, such as sand, gravel or crushed stone that is delivered to a construction site ready-to-pour, reducing labour and costs for the construction company.
“The aggregate industry directly employs 7,600 Ontarians and supports 357,000 jobs, and we know that targeted investments like these will help grow and support the provinces construction sector” said Norm Miller, MPP, Parry Sound-Muskoka. “Our government knows that having a reliable source of high-quality concrete for local construction projects is crucial to keeping costs down for construction companies, and our government will always support the hardworking men and women within the sector.”