Harper Government Invests to Enhance Manufacturing in the Sudbury Region

July 4, 2014 — Sudbury, Ontario — Industry Canada/FedNor

FedNor Minister Greg Rickford today announced a Government of Canada investment that will help a small local business become more competitive, expand into new markets, and create jobs.

FedNor funding of $13,279 will enable Symboticware Incorporated to complete an operational assessment to improve its manufacturing and assembly processes, while ensuring its products meet international quality and safety standards.

Quick Facts

    • Symboticware Incorporated is a private company that specializes in products for real-time monitoring and safety control systems for the mining industry, as well as harsh northern regions.
    • Through its Targeted Manufacturing Initiative for Northern Ontario, FedNor supports the development and growth of the region’s manufacturing sector by helping companies to assess the need for productivity improvements and modernize their operations.
    • Since 2006, through FedNor’s Northern Ontario Development Program, the Government of Canada has invested more than $308 million in support of 1,500 projects. These investments have created more than 15,000 jobs throughout Northern Ontario.


“Today’s announcement demonstrates our government’s commitment to helping businesses grow in a strategic and sustainable manner. This initiative will help reduce costs, pave the way for new technology improvements, and open the door to new markets.”
The Honourable Greg Rickford
Minister of Natural Resources and FedNor, and Minister responsible for the Ring of Fire

“Thanks to FedNor and the Government of Canada, our company will be able to embrace new opportunities with confidence with the knowledge that our manufacturing and assembly processes will support our growth plans.”
Kirk Petroski
President & CEO, Symboticware Incorporated

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Alexandra Lemieux
Press Secretary
Office of the Honourable Greg Rickford
Kim Fewchuk
Communications Officer
705-971-4112 / 877-333-6673 Ext 306


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