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Over $500,000 to be directed to Quebec's aluminum manufacturing sector

May 4, 2018  

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Réseau Trans-Al, a network of Quebec aluminum manufacturing enterprises and suppliers, will be receiving a contribution of $564,000 from Ottawa to fund its technical, technological and business development activities and projects.

The contribution awarded through CED’s Quebec Economic Development Program was announced today by Richard Hébert, Member of Parliament for Lac-Saint-Jean, acting on behalf of the Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development and Minister responsible for CED.

“Through its innovative technical, technological and business approaches, Réseau Trans-Al is an aluminum industry hub,” says Hébert. “CED’s contribution reaffirms the organization’s central role with SMEs and the industry overall.”

The development of sectoral and regional expertise in aluminum processing plays a major role in growing this industry, which provides thousands of well-paying skilled jobs.

Jacques Caya, President of the organization, welcomed the support, stating that CED’s financial assistance is essential in enhancing innovation capacity, digital technology use, business development and the expansion of businesses in this sector, which has high growth potential.

A critical link in the aluminum processing sector, Réseau Trans-Al has been in operation since 1997 and has more than 200 members, the vast majority of which are SMEs and businesses in the industry across various Quebec regions.

(Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions)