Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions

Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions

April 05, 2016 11:30 ET

The Government of Canada Supports the Growth of Brosses Lacasse Inc.

The company, located in Haute-Yamaska, has been able to increase its production capacity by purchasing state-of-the-art equipment

SAINT-ALPHONSE-DE-GRANBY, QUEBEC--(Marketwired - April 5, 2016) - Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions (CED)

On behalf of the Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development and Minister responsible for CED, Mr. Pierre Breton, the MP for Shefford, announces that Brosses Lacasse was awarded financial support for purchasing and operationalizing some equipment for manufacturing disc brushes, roller brushes and strip brushes.

The financial assistance announced today amounts to $135,000. It was provided in the form of a repayable contribution under CED's Quebec Economic Development Program.

CED is one of six regional development organizations under the responsibility of the Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development.

Quick facts

  • Brosses Lacasse is a pioneer company in the manufacturing of industrial brushes in Quebec and is still the only Quebec company that specializes in designing, manufacturing and refurbishing these types of brushes.
  • The company focuses on innovation in order to provide, among other things, custom-made products to corporations in various industries, including the agri-food, maple growing, railway, pharmaceutical and cosmetics industries.
  • In addition to enabling them to automate certain processes and increase the plant's production capacity, the new equipment will give the company the ability to manufacture some new products.

Quotes

"The Government of Canada is committed to promoting the role of innovation as an important way of encouraging growth and exporting. This is why we are pleased to support the development of Brosses Lacasse."

The Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister responsible for CED

"We can be proud of the success that this Haute-Yamaska company has had. By boosting its productivity, it will generate impacts that will benefit the whole community and the entire region."

Pierre Breton, MP for Shefford

"The financial assistance from CED enabled our company to acquire some leading-edge equipment that will enable us to not only increase our production capacity, but also manufacture some new products, thereby contributing to the community's economic vitality."

Steve Bernier, President of Brosses Lacasse Inc.

Related links

For more information about the QEDP: http://www.dec-ced.gc.ca/eng/programs/qedp/index.html

Website of Brosses Lacasse Inc.: http://brosseslacasse.com/en/

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