Ontario Supports Forestry and Mining Sectors in the Northeast
Funding will promote economic development and job creation in Sudbury and Algoma regions
July 19, 2021
Northern Development, Mines, Natural Resources and Forestry
Sudbury — The Ontario government is providing more than $7.9 million to help support forestry and mining sectors in northeastern Ontario. This investment will promote economic development and create or retain 112 jobs in the Sudbury and Algoma regions.
“Our government is proud to invest in the forestry and mining industries in northeastern Ontario to enhance business operations, drive productivity and boost competitiveness in key sectors,” said Greg Rickford, Minister of Northern Development, Mines, Natural Resources and Forestry. “The investments will propel northern Ontario’s economy forward by creating and preserving good jobs for hardworking northerners across our vast region.”
Funding is being delivered through the Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation (NOHFC) and includes:
$304,870 to HLS Hard-Line Solutions Inc. in Sudbury to help develop artificial intelligence software and related hardware to automate a rock breaker.
$298,513 to Sudbury Lime Limited in Wahnapitae to help build a second plant to produce hydrated lime and related products used in various applications by the mining, water and wastewater treatment and construction industries.
$250,000 to HLS Hard-Line Solutions Inc. in Dowling to fully automate rock breaking with machine learning and automation. The project will increase productivity and efficacy in mines and civil projects.
« Having this support from the Ontario government has really meant a lot for the commercialization and launch of our auto rockbreaker project. This breakthrough innovation will help automate the rockbreaking process at mines all over the world and we are thrilled to be at the forefront of this technology. »
– Ryan Siggelkow
Senior Vice President of Technology, HLS Hard-Line Solutions Inc.