The Ontario government is supporting a $39.9 million investment by Numesh, the largest Canadian manufacturer of welded steel wire and wire mesh used for concrete reinforcement. The investment, for a new facility in the County of Brant, will create 56 new good-paying jobs.
“Ontario is known worldwide for our excellence in manufacturing, and we’re thrilled to welcome Numesh to Brantford, where they will boost local manufacturing and create good-paying jobs,” said Vic Fedeli, Minister of Economic Development, Job Creation and Trade. “We continue to create the right conditions to attract investments from both global and domestic companies. Thank you, Numesh, for choosing Ontario.”
Numesh’s $39.9 million investment will be used to expand to Ontario by transferring some of the company’s existing business in Quebec. The new facility in Brant County will have innovative, state-of-the-art equipment and technology that will also increase production to help the company meet growing demand and better serve customers in Ontario, Western Canada and the North Central U.S.
“The County of Brant is thrilled to have this highly successful and innovative long-time Quebec-based company expand into the County with the establishment of a new 86k SF production facility to service Ontario, Western Canada and the North Central US. As the largest Canadian manufacturer of welded steel wire and wire mesh products for concrete reinforcement, Numesh’s new operation will be a welcome addition to the growing and diversifying local economy,” said David Bailey, Mayor for the County of Brant. “This represents a significant investment for the County of Brant and we look forward to helping Numesh thrive in Ontario.”
As part of this investment to expand their operations to Ontario, the government is providing $2.9 million in funding through the Regional Development Program’s Southwestern Ontario Development Fund.
“With the support of the Ontario government and the Regional Development Program, Numesh’s growth will positively impact the overall Ontario economy and the southwestern community by creating new skilled and sustainable jobs,” said Charles Thibault, Chief Executive and National General Manager at Numesh. “Safety, well-being and respect will be at the center of the working environment. Numesh will continue to lead the industry of welded wire mesh and remain the backbone of new construction projects while supporting local contractors and distributors with their competitive environment.”
Ontario is investing $140 million through its Regional Development Program to support distinct regional priorities and challenges. To date, Ontario has provided more than $92 million to support 87 projects through the program, leveraging more than $950 million in new investments and helping to create more than 1,900 jobs in the province.