Helping Sentrex Wind Services Inc. Lead the Way in Wind Technology
April 13, 2018 – Quispamsis, NB – Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency
Supporting businesses in rural communities helps create opportunities for business growth and well paid jobs for the middle-class and those working to join it. That is why the Government of Canada is investing more than $235,000 in two projects at Sentrex Wind Services Inc. to help the service provider grow and solidify its hold as an innovator in the commercial wind energy industry.
Alaina Lockhart, Parliamentary Secretary for Small Business and Tourism and Member of Parliament for Fundy Royal, on behalf of the Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development and Minister responsible for the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA), today joined Paul Woodhouse, President of Sentrex Wind Services Inc., to announce support for the Quispamsis company.
The first project is to purchase sonic detection and ranging equipment and erect a test tower to strengthen the region’s wind energy expertise. The company is also undertaking marketing activities for its remote sensing technologies to help expand its client base. The Government of Canada is providing $123,345 for the first project and an additional $112,405 for the second one. The federal funds for both initiatives are repayable contributions provided through ACOA’s Business Development Program.
Investments in innovation and clean technology are part of the Government of Canada’s Innovation and Skills Plan, a multi-year strategy to create growing, innovative businesses with global reach, to strengthen regional economies, and create good jobs for all Canadians. This investment also builds on the Atlantic Growth Strategy.
“The Government of Canada is committed to supporting the research, development, demonstration and adoption of clean technologies, because they create good jobs for Canadians and help meet Canada’s climate change goals.”
- The Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development and Minister responsible for ACOA
“The Government of Canada believes that clean growth is about growing the economy in a sustainable way and clean technology provides the tools to achieve it. We wish Sentrex Wind Services continued success and we are proud to lend support to help move these exciting projects forward.”
- Alaina Lockhart, Parliamentary Secretary for Small Business and Tourism and Member of Parliament for Fundy Royal
“Sentrex is an innovative and forward-thinking company in the renewable energy and clean technology sector. We are proud of our team and we are proud to be a New Brunswick company. The support that we have received will make it possible for us to expand our operations into remote sensing technologies and validation of remote sensing wind equipment through highly accurate field measurements coupled with data monitoring and analysis work. We are confident that our efforts will mark a shift in best practices for wind resource assessment in North America.”
- Darlene Gillis, P.Eng. Vice-President, Sentrex Wind Services Inc.
Statistics Canada estimates there are over a quarter of a million clean tech jobs in Canada, with an average salary of $90,000.
The projects will add two new jobs at the company that currently employs eight people.
Senior Communications Officer
Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency
Sentrex Wind Services Inc.
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