SAINTE-CHRISTINE-D'AUVERGNE, QUEBEC--(Marketwired - Jan. 16, 2014) - Canada Economic Development
Acting on behalf of 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, Jacques Gourde, Member of Parliament for Lotbinière-Chutes-de-la-Chaudière and Parliamentary Secretary to the Prime Minister, for Official Languages and for the Economic Development Agency of Canada for the Regions of Quebec, today announced that Maple Leaf Charcoal Inc. has been granted financial assistance from the Government of Canada to improve the productivity of its charcoal manufacturing operations.
This assistance has been awarded in the form of a $250,000 repayable financial contribution through Canada Economic Development's Quebec Economic Development Program.
- Maple Leaf Charcoal Inc. is one of Canada's leading manufacturers of lump charcoal and charcoal briquets.
- The project will enable the company to improve productivity and create 5 new jobs by adopting a sustainable development approach (recovery of carbonization gas and production of kiln-dried firewood).
"Our government believes that economic prosperity is achieved through investments like the one Maple Leaf Charcoal is about to make to boost its production capabilities and become more competitive."
- Jacques Gourde, Member of Parliament for Lotbinière-Chutes-de-la-Chaudière
"This project is part of a long-term plan that will allow us to manufacture higher value-added products using eco-responsible processes."
- Simon Langlois, President, Maple Leaf Charcoal Inc.
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