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Province funding nine Nipissing projects with $3.6 million

Mining, manufacturing, digital economy and forestry sectors to benefit
Miller Technology in North Bay has received $1,132,558 in provincial funds, which will be used in part to develop a new electric vehicle grader for underground mining.

More than $3.6 million in provincial funds will used advance nine projects across sectors in the Nipissing region.

On Oct. 7, the province announced it was awarding $3,623,790 through the Northern Ontario Heritage Fund.

Funding has been allotted as follows:

  • $1,132,558 to Miller Technology Inc. in North Bay to develop prototypes of the EV low-back grader to be used for underground mining, and to purchase new equipment to expand operations;
  • $803,957 to Janveaux Forest Products Ltd. in Mattawa to purchase new equipment to expand its operations;
  • $523,345 to ThinkOn Inc. to expand its operation to create a Security Operations Centre in North Bay;
  • $353,040 to Driller’s Edge to help purchase automated equipment to update and modernize its operations;
  • $250,000 to Nordic Minesteel Technologies Inc. to develop a new tire handling tool to safely install and remove heavy haul truck tires;
  • $241,500 to Pneuma-Tools Inc. to test a series of new clean-tech, fully synthetic rock-drill oils for use in underground mining to increase production, and improve health and safety;
  • $158,855 to North Bay Machining Centre Inc. to purchase new equipment to expand its operations;
  • $50,035 to Boart Longyear Canada to build a prototype of a dual-tube drill rod that is lighter and performs better than existing drill rods; and
  • $43,000 to Rejean Bedard Logging Ltd. in Mattawa to purchase new equipment and expand operations.
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