FedDev Ontario supports scale up of two rural advanced manufacturers

News release

Over $5 million to help companies expand facilities, boost production and create 85 new jobs

September 10, 2019  -  Hawkesville, Ontario 

Today, FedDev Ontario announced a combined investment of up to $5 million in two rural-based manufacturers, that are poised to scale up operations to better meet growing market demands.

  • AMI Attachments Inc., a construction equipment parts-producer, is receiving up to $2.9 million to boost production capacity, further  its growth in North America and expand into European and Latin American markets. FedDev Ontario's contribution will help the company expand its manufacturing facility by 42,500 square feet, and acquire leading-edge equipment, including robotic welding cells and plasma cutting machines, to increase productivity. This project will allow the company to deliver products to customers with faster lead times, better positioning it to meet growing client demand across various industries, and create 60 new full-time jobs in Hawkesville, Ontario.
  •  Tri-Mach Group Inc. is receiving up to $2.1 million to scale up operations so it can meet growing demand for its sanitary conveyor systems from customers in the food and beverage and pharmaceutical sectors. FedDev Ontario's contribution will allow Tri-Mach Group Inc. to acquire advanced manufacturing equipment with wireless and energy-efficient technology and install Factory Acceptance Testing lines to expand production capacity and undertake larger projects at the company’s new 80,000-square-foot state-of-the-art operating facility. This project will enable Tri-Mach Group Inc. to increase its market competitiveness in North America, positively impact local supply chain spending and create 25 new full-time jobs in Elmira, Ontario.

This announcement complements the recently launched Rural Economic Development Strategy, which will capitalize on the enormous opportunity that vibrant rural economies and communities represent for enhancing Canada’s economic growth. In line with this Strategy, FedDev Ontario has dedicated an initial sum of $100 million over three years for projects that support southern Ontario’s smaller and rural communities through investments in innovative opportunities to drive growth, and support the attraction and retention of businesses and talent.


“Investments made by FedDev Ontario are helping to enable AMI Attachments Inc. and Tri-Mach Group Inc. to scale up operations and compete in new markets, while creating 85 jobs in two smaller southern Ontario communities. The Government of Canada is pleased to support companies in rural communities that serve to strengthen both the local workforce and the regional supply chain.”
- The Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development and Minister responsible for the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario

“With this FedDev Ontario contribution, we are able to accelerate our plans to expand, hire more employees and grow our sales into  U.S., European and Latin American markets. This will allow us to invest in new equipment and new technology to increase productivity and efficiency.”
Steve Frey, President, AMI Attachments Inc.

“Tri-Mach Group has experienced growth above industry norms as a result of our hard work and dedication to providing cutting-edge products and services. The investment from FedDev Ontario will allow us to increase our manufacturing capabilities, provide new state-of-the-art equipment and upgraded technology to help our customers remain leaders in their respective industries, keeping ahead of the demand curve. Our dedicated employees are the reason we have come this far, and thanks to FedDev Ontario’s support for our expansion, the reason we’ll go much further still.”
- Krystal Darling, Chief Executive Officer, Tri-Mach Group of Companies 

Quick facts

  • Established in 2001, AMI Attachments Inc. manufactures more than 100 different steel attachments for heavy duty industrial and construction equipment, such as excavators, wheel loaders and loader backhoes, for a number of established clients across North America, including CAT and Deere Construction dealers.

  • Established in 1985, Tri-Mach Group Inc. manufactures customized sanitary conveyor systems for the food and beverage processing and pharmaceutical processing industries, and offers its clients turn-key solutions in design, millwrighting, metal fabrication, system integration and automation. 

  • In addition to FedDev Ontario’s repayable contribution, AMI Attachments Inc.’s project will leverage $5.4 million in additional private sector investment and Tri-Mach Group Inc.’s project will leverage additional funds from Farm Credit Canada. 

  • This year marks 10 years of FedDev Ontario delivering funding and business services to support innovation and growth in southern Ontario. 

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