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May 19, 2010 15:13 ET

Media Advisory: Minister Blackburn to Announce Investment in Local Company to Support Saguenay's Aluminium Cluster

SAGUENAY-LAC-SAINT-JEAN, QUEBEC--(Marketwire - May 19, 2010) - On May 20, the Honourable Jean-Pierre Blackburn, Minister of Veterans Affairs and Minister of State (Agriculture), on behalf of the Honourable Gary Goodyear, Minister of State (Science and Technology), will announce a significant investment in a Saguenay firm, STAS Inc.

STAS will also launch a new technology for semi-solid aluminium casting and research and development investment valued at over $500,000 over the next two years to push this innovative product to global markets. 

Date: Thursday, May 20, 2010
Time: 10:00 a.m. EST
Place: Aluminium Technology Centre
  National Research Council Canada
  501, Université Boulevard East
  Chicoutimi, Quebec

A tour of the NRC Aluminium Technology Centre will follow the news conference and photo opportunities.

Contact Information

  • National Research Council Canada
    Media Relations
    Office of the Honourable Gary Goodyear
    Minister of State (Science and Technology)
    Gary Toft
    Director of Communications