Provincial Grant Creates Jobs for Kingston’s Transformix Engineering Inc.

Published on: 2011/12/21 - in News

The Ontario government is helping create 20 new full-time jobs and retain 80 highly-skilled positions at Kingston’s Transformix Engineering Inc.

The company is being supported with a $177,678 grant from the Eastern Ontario Development Fund. This grant will allow Transformix to purchase and install new machines to construct larger, more complex equipment for multinational manufacturing companies.  This expansion is described as enabling the company to better serve its clients, increase competitiveness, and stay a leader in factory automation systems and products.

“Advanced manufacturing is a key part of Ontario’s strategy to create the next generation of jobs and make innovation a driving force of economic growth.  Our partnership with Transformix Engineering Inc. supports this strategy with new jobs and expanded outputs for this home-grown Kingston company,” said Brad Duguid, Minister of Economic Development and Innovation

These new Kingston jobs will add to the 124,800 net new full-time jobs that were created in the province so far this year.

Remarking on this Transformix expansion, Jeff Garrah – CEO of the Kingston Economic Development Corporation – said, “We are extremely proud of Transformix Engineering’s continued growth and expansion.  The advanced manufacturing sector is tremendously important to the Kingston economy and the Eastern Ontario Development Fund enables local companies such as Transformix to create new jobs and invest in new projects.”

According to a release, a key component of the McGuinty Government’s plan to continue further improve employment in Ontario is to continue partnering with local business and supporting its innovation.