Backgrounder: Dartmouth organizations grow, pilot new projects and create jobs 

Backgrounder

The Government of Canada invests more than $2.5 million in nine organizations ($1,668,270 repayable, $150,000 conditionally repayable, $688,938 non-repayable) to support business growth in Dartmouth.

CLIENT NAME PROJECT TOTAL MEDIA CONTACT
Taste of Nova Scotia Society Develop marketing activities to support culinary tourism and product development. Initiatives include marketing culinary trails (Good Cheer, Lobster and Chowder), digital content marketing, a Taste of Nova Scotia app awareness campaign and translation of materials into both official languages. $615,000
non-repayable
Emily Haynes
Executive Director
Taste of Nova Scotia Society
902-492-9291 ext. 111  
emily@tasteofnovascotia.com
Atlantic Hardchrome Limited Acquire CNC equipment to expand Atlantic Hardchrome’s manufacturing and repair capabilities enabling large manufacturing and repair projects to remain in Atlantic Canada. The company serves the heavy equipment, aerospace, defense, pulp and paper, energy, oil and gas, and manufacturing sectors. Three jobs will be created as well as export market and skills training opportunities.

$600,000
repayable

 

Mark Jean
VP Operations
Atlantic Hardchrome Limited
902-469-3606, ext. 108
mjean@atlantichardchrome.com
Sunsel Systems Manufacturing Corporation Sunsel is a contract manufacturer of electronics providing manufacturing services for both domestic and export markets using high tech automated systems in all its processes. Purchase of cutting-edge technology including a high-speed automated assembly line and an automated inventory counter will allow the company to expand production to meet increasing customer demands and attract new export opportunities. Ten new full-time jobs are being created. $274,423
repayable
Julian Taylor
President
Sunsel Manufacturing Corporation
902-444-7867
julian.taylor@sunsel.ca
Pennecon Hydraulic Systems Limited Expand Dartmouth facility and add equipment to meet increased demand for Pennecon’s hydraulics repair and maintenance services including crane and heavy logistics military vehicle support. The funding will also help the company improve productivity and grow a diversified revenue stream. Four permanent full-time jobs will be created.  $265,000
repayable
Mark Duff
General Manager of Financial Administration
Pennecon Hydraulic Systems Limited
709-778-4143, ext. 4143
mark.duff@pennecon.com
Ace Machining Limited Ace Machining is bringing in new equipment not currently available in eastern Canada to increase operational capacity, improve productivity, grow sales and access new markets in the United States and Ontario. Two full-time permanent jobs will be created at the company which has grown from 11 to 42 employees in the last six years. $220,000
repayable
Ron Wallace
Co-owner
Ace Machining Limited
902-463-6347
info@acemachining.ca
Salient Energy Inc. Launch a zinc-ion battery pilot production facility to enable the company to demonstrate its groundbreaking rechargeable battery. Five full-time permanent jobs will be created. $200,000
repayable
Ryan Brown
CEO
Salient Energy Inc.
415-961-4375
ryan@salientenergy.ca
ZeroIN Foods Inc. ZeroIN is a food-tech company developing technology to solve sugar overload. This project will establish an R&D laboratory to create prototypes of ZeroIN’s next-generation sugar substitute. ZeroIN will also obtain patent protection for its technologies. Three full-time, contract jobs with the possibility of extension, will be created. $150,000
conditionally repayable
Edgar Hernandez Sosa
CEO
ZeroIN Foods Inc.
902-414-6017
ed@zeroinfoods.com
Aurea Technologies Inc Launch in-house manufacturing by setting up a new production facility in Dartmouth for its product, Shine. The wind-powered portable turbine charger for handheld electronic devices can be used for camping, vehicle living and emergency preparedness. This facility will allow Aurea to rapidly scale up its production. One full-time, permanent job will be created. $108,847
repayable
Vanessa Ferguson
Head of Business Development
Aurea Technologies Inc.
902-293-4601
vanessaferguson@aureatechnologies.com
Cherubini Metal Works Limited Cherubini is contracting Canadian-based IT provider, Framewerx to increase network security, visibility and combat cyber threats to help protect the Cherubini Group of Companies.  $73,938
non-repayable
Troy Garnett
VP Sales & Business Development
902-468-5742, ext. 263
tgarnett@cherubinigroup.com
Total   $2,507,208   

Contacts

Marianne Blondin
Press Secretary
Office of the Minister of Official Languages and of the
Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency
Marianne.Blondin@acoa-apeca.gc.ca

Lori Selig
Communications Manager
Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency
902-266-7477
Lori.Selig@acoa-apeca.gc.ca

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