The Government of Canada is accelerating the transition to Industry 4.0 by supporting Lignum Veneer

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Victoriaville the company receives $200,000 in financial assistance from CED.

VICTORIAVILLE, QC, May 11, 2022 /CNW Telbec/ – Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions (DEC)

Supporting business innovation and growth contributes to the economic development of of Quebec Regions. This is why the Honorable Pascale St-Onge, Minister of Sports and Minister responsible for CED, today announced a repayable contribution of $200,000 for lignum veneer. This support from CED will enable the company to take the turn of Industry 4.0 by improving its innovative processes and its productivity.

Lignum Veneer has made a name for itself in joining veneer sheets made with different types of wood. Thanks to CED’s financial support, the company will be able to acquire and install specialized production equipment in its plant, which is currently operating at full capacity. Digital will improve the consistency and quality of the products of this innovative SME, while maximizing value-added tasks.

The government of Canada recognizes and supports businesses and organizations that are a source of pride in their communities. of Quebec economic recovery relies on organizations that are well anchored in the regional economy. They are major contributors to growth, as well as essential assets for rebuilding a stronger, more resilient, greener and fairer economy for all.

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“SMEs are at the heart of innovation and economic development in our communities, and it is a priority of our government’s economic recovery plan to support their growth and innovation projects. Thanks to the financial assistance of our government, Lignum Veneer will be able to improve its production line. and meet growing demand for its products. Its contribution to the economic vitality of Victoriaville and the Centre-du-Québec region is important, and our entire economy will benefit from the success and spinoffs of his project. »

The Honorable Pascale St-Onge, MNA for Brome–Missisquoi, Minister of Sports and Minister responsible for CED

“In 20 years of existence, Lignum Veneer has become a leader in the North American veneer industry thanks to a visionary attitude and a desire to excel, greatly motivated by the support and confidence of our valued employees and partners such as DEC.”

Louis-Hans Baril, President, Lignum Veneer

Fast facts

  • The funds were granted under CED’s Regional Economic Growth through Innovation program. This program is aimed at entrepreneurs who rely on innovation to grow their business and increase their competitiveness, as well as regional economic actors contributing to creating an entrepreneurial environment conducive to innovation and growth for all, in all the regions.
  • SMEs account for 99.7% of Quebec businesses and contribute 50% of the province’s GDP.
  • CED is a key federal partner in of Quebec regional economic development. With its 12 regional business offices, CED supports businesses, support organizations and all regions of Quebec in tomorrow’s economy.

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SOURCE Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions

For further information: Media Relations: Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions, [email protected]; Ariane Joazard-Bélizaire: Press Attaché, Office of the Minister of Sports and Minister Responsible for Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions, [email protected]

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