Unique Windows Increasing Productivity to Boost Sales  

News release

Automated technology will spur growth and position company to increase exports

August 14, 2019 – Saint Jacques, NB – Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency

Thriving businesses in rural communities help create opportunities for economic growth and well-paid jobs for the middle class and those working to join it.  Thanks to Government of Canada support, Unique Windows, a manufacturer of doors and windows, is poised to continue growing with the installation of automated technology.

The company has developed a strong market throughout New Brunswick and is now working to increase productivity, which will boost sales at home, and position the company to begin exporting to the United States.

The Government of Canada has provided $157,045 towards automated equipment and the hiring of an operations and quality assurance manager.

The Honourable Diane Lebouthillier, Minister of National Revenue, along with René Arseneault, Member of Parliament for Madawaska-Restigouche, joined Pascal Beaulieu, owner of Unique Windows, to make the announcement today. The announcement was made on behalf of the Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development and Minister responsible for the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA),

Economic growth and the creation of good jobs for Atlantic Canadians require innovation and diversification. Support for this project is one way the Government of Canada is working to help businesses scale-up, increase sales, and participate in the global economy. Projects like this also contribute to the Atlantic Growth Strategy outcome of long-term economic prosperity in the region.

Quotes

“Our government knows that business success in Atlantic Canada requires modernization and improvements to production efficiency. Unique Windows is a prime example of the positive results that can be achieved when companies adopt advanced manufacturing approaches to remain competitive and seize export opportunities.”

-        The Honourable Diane Lebouthillier, Minister of National Revenue

“Our government is committed to helping companies like Unique Windows continue to grow and make inroads into international markets. Investing in strategic projects that support the development of businesses in rural communities will help fuel economic development in the region. When a business sells its products and services in international markets, it creates wealth here at home. This is why exporting is key to growing the Atlantic economy.”

-        The Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development and Minister responsible for ACOA

“I’m very pleased to see continued growth for Unique Windows. Its high-quality products have already gained a strong market here in New Brunswick, and it is exciting to see the company scale-up and begin exporting. We’re very fortunate to have this forward-thinking company located in Saint-Jacques, providing employment and helping to drive our local economy forward.”

-        René Arseneault, Member of Parliament for Madawaska-Restigouche

"The management of our company would like to extend our sincere thanks to the federal government and the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency for its contribution to our project. The aid received will be used to acquire equipment to increase productivity and improve the quality of finished products. This increase in production capacity will allow us to develop new markets in the New England states, southern New Brunswick, eastern Quebec, and Nova Scotia."

Pascal Beaulieu, Owner, Unique Windows

Quick facts

  • Through the Business Scale-up and Productivity stream of ACOA’s Regional Economic Growth through Innovation (REGI) program, the Government of Canada contributed $107,045 (repayable) towards the acquisition of automated equipment.

  • ACOA also contributed $50,000 (non-repayable) to support the hiring of an operations and quality assurance manager, through REGI’s Productivity and Business Skills stream. 

  • The REGI program continues to build on the objectives of the Government of Canada’s Innovation and Skills Plan.

  • Unique Windows is located in Saint-Jacques, New Brunswick, and manufactures and repairs doors and windows. 

Contacts

Bronwen Mosher
Senior Communications Officer
Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency
506-292-7524

Pascal Beaulieu
Owner
Unique Windows
506-736-6787

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