Eastern Ontario Development Fund supports local business expansion

It was my pleasure to welcome Minister of Economic Development, Job Creation and Trade Vic Fedeli to Belleville Feb. 1, alongside my colleague Daryl Kramp, MPP for Hastings-Lennox and Addington to announce a pair of $500,000 investments through the Eastern Ontario Development Fund.

At Sprague Foods, top, the investment supported $5.6 million in private investment to support new equipment and the construction of a new storage facility. These projects will increase productivity and sales into new markets. It is expected to create 14 jobs.

At Ontario Truss and Wall Ltd. the investments supports $8.4 million in private investment to expand to two new product lines not currently produced in our region.  The project will include a new 24,000-square-foot facility.  At least 23 jobs will be created.