Government of Canada support helps Hamilton manufacturer increase production of innovative housing solutions
FedDev Ontario investment of $2.5 million for BECC Modular to manufacture up to 2,200 modular structures per year and create 35 jobs
January 15, 2024 – Ancaster, Ontario
Strengthening the economy and making life more affordable for Canadians are the top priorities for the Government of Canada. That is why the Government of Canada is investing in local manufacturers that are making it easier for Canadians and their families to find an affordable place to call home and create good jobs to grow our economy.
Today, the Honourable Filomena Tassi, Minister responsible for the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario (FedDev Ontario), along with Chad Collins, Member of Parliament for Hamilton East–Stoney Creek; and Lisa Hepfner, Member of Parliament for Hamilton Mountain, announced a $2.5-million investment towards the growth of BECC Modular, a manufacturing company providing turn-key modular homes for affordable housing projects and commercial properties.
BECC Modular is coming up with innovative and affordable solutions to increase Canadian housing inventory. Through this investment, BECC will adopt more efficient steel frame manufacturing capabilities for modular home construction. As a result, the company is expected to produce up to 2,200 modular structures per year for single and multi-story buildings across Canada and abroad. In addition, this project will create 35 new, skilled jobs in the Hamilton region. This is one of the many ways the Government of Canada is working to increase the supply of attainable homes.
The Government of Canada is building a strong manufacturing sector and setting the groundwork in communities across southern Ontario to make life more affordable. Together, we are creating a strong economy that works for everyone.
“Our government knows we need to act quickly to create more housing, support the middle class and build an economy that works for all Canadians. That is why we are investing in manufacturers, like BECC Modular, that are working hard to provide much needed solutions for quality affordable housing and create skilled jobs so Canadians can secure their futures and continue to grow.”
– The Honourable Filomena Tassi, Minister responsible for the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario (FedDev Ontario)
“Together, we are committed to helping position our thriving manufacturing sector for a successful future while also shaping innovative solutions for a more affordable future for Canadians.”
– Chad Collins, Member of Parliament for Hamilton East–Stoney Creek
“Today's investment is important news for the Hamilton community as we support local manufacturer, BECC Modular, in increasing first-in-Ontario capabilities and creating 35 good jobs across the region.”
– Lisa Hepfner, Member of Parliament for Hamilton Mountain
“This is the right investment at the right time. BECC Modular has access to the right labour and materials in Hamilton to scale up dramatically our production output and respond rapidly to the ever-increasing demand for housing of all types.”
– Ali Ozden, Chief Executive Officer, BECC Modular
Founded in 2020, Ancaster-based BECC Modular employs 75 employees. BECC Modular is committed to sustainability and uses certified recycled steel as its primary building material because it is strong, durable and can be recycled indefinitely.
According to the UK group WRAP, a 90% reduction in waste can be achieved through the use of modular construction. Waste minimized materials include wood pallets, shrink wrap, cardboard, plasterboard, timber, concrete, bricks and cement.
The Government of Canada’s National Housing Strategy has already supported the construction and repair of nearly 400,000 homes across Canada. The 2023 Fall Economic Statement outlines additional actions to build more homes, faster, while protecting renters, buyers and homeowners.
Through the Housing Accelerator Fund, the Government of Canada is working with municipalities to cut red tape, increase the housing supply, and help Canadians – from young families to seniors, to newcomers – find a good, affordable place to call home. This includes building more student housing, more homes near public transit, and more rental units with the aim of unlocking over 100,000 new homes in cities from coast to coast to coast.
Since November 2015, the Government of Canada, through FedDev Ontario, has invested over $790 million in over 350 manufacturing projects, creating over 11,200 jobs and maintaining over 11,400 jobs.
Office of the Minister responsible for the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario
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