LA POCATIÈRE, QUEBEC--(Marketwired - July 23, 2013) - The Honourable Denis Lebel, Minister of Infrastructure, Communities and Intergovernmental Affairs and Minister of the Economic Development Agency of Canada for the Regions of Quebec, announces that the firm Agro-Enviro-Lab has been granted financial assistance for the purchase of leading-edge laboratory equipment.
"To the Government of Canada, economic prosperity is achieved through investments like the one Agro-Enviro-Lab is making to improve its production capacity, productivity and competitiveness," said Minister Lebel.
In operation since 1995, Agro-Enviro-Lab specializes in the analysis of agricultural soil, plant tissue and organic fertilizer samples, among other things. Its clientele consists primarily of agricultural producers, greenhouse operators and agri-environmental consultants. The acquisition of two specialized dispensing devices, a drying unit and office equipment has become essential in order for the company to meet customer demand, which has grown steadily since 2012. This Agro-Enviro-Lab project is expected to contribute not only to local job maintenance, but also to the economic diversification of the Kamouraska Regional County Municipality.
This assistance, granted in the form of a $180,000 repayable financial contribution, has been awarded through Canada Economic Development's Quebec Economic Development Program.
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