Province invests in Eastern Ontario jobs

The province is helping create 40 new jobs in Eastern Ontario.

At an announcement in Alexandria Friday morning, Economic Development Minister Eric Hoskins said the government would provide financial support for Alexandria Moulding, Montebello Packaging and the Skotidakis Goat Farm.

Alexandria Moulding, a leading manufacturer and distributor of wood mouldings and millwork, is getting just over $638,000 from the Eastern Ontario Development Fund to move all of its equipment into one expanded production facility and create 10 new jobs; the company already employs 343 people.

Montebello Packaging in Hawkesbury is getting $1-million to expand its business and create 15 jobs; the company manufactures aluminum tubes and cans, aluminum marker barrels and laminate tubes for pharmaceutical, household and industrial use.

Meantime, the Skotidakis Goat Farm in St. Eugene is getting $750,000 to expand its dairy processing facility and create 15 new jobs. Skotidakis is also using the money to invest in automated processes to increase the production of feta cheese.

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