Province supplies $1.5 million towards Trusscore enlargement/upgrades

PALMERSTON – The provincial authorities will contribute $1.5 million towards a $10-million enlargement and manufacturing enhancement challenge anticipated to create 68 new jobs on the Trusscore manufacturing facility right here.

Perth-Wellington MPP Matthew Rae introduced the funding on behalf of Minister of Financial Improvement, Job Creation and Commerce Vic Fedeli throughout a Might 3 go to to the plant, situated within the City of Minto’s Palmerston Industrial Park.

“It’s great to see investments like these being delivered to our neighborhood to additional enhance the great work that Trusscore is doing in offering good paying jobs and retaining these jobs regionally,” acknowledged Rae.

He referred to as Trusscore “an progressive and international chief” within the constructing supplies sector.

“Whether or not it’s residential, business, agribusiness … the constructing supplies they’re growing are sustainable supplies that may assist cut back the plastic waste in our landfills, but in addition change and revolutionize, I might argue, the drywall trade throughout North America,” Rae stated.

“They’re additionally a really community-focused enterprise, contributing immensely to our native financial system right here in Palmerston.

“Although they’re regionally primarily based, clearly, they’re centered on international markets, particularly in North America.”

The provincial funds will kind a part of Trusscore’s $10-million funding to enhance its manufacturing processes.

CEO Dave Caputo stated the corporate, which at the moment employs about 200 folks and likewise has manufacturing amenities in Calgary and Ohio, is  “extremely grateful” to obtain the funding.

“This important funding will permit Trusscore to take our operations to the subsequent stage by upgrading and increasing our Palmerston manufacturing facility, implementing state-of-the-art methods, and specializing in the event and commercialization of progressive high-tech options to the constructing supplies trade,” stated Caputo.

“We’ll create new jobs for the neighborhood and have the ability to meet the ever-growing demand for Trusscore merchandise.

“This grant is a testomony to the exhausting work and dedication of ‘Staff Trusscore,’ and we’re assured that it’s going to place us for continued progress and success sooner or later.”

Caputo added, “Trusscore is a cloth science firm for sustainable constructing supplies with the last word imaginative and prescient, as audacious as is it could sound, to develop into a real drywall various.

“And we’re engaged on some actually progressive stuff and this funding from Ontario, together with our funding, will make a giant distinction.”

Trusscore chief manufacturing officer Steve Bosman, left, exhibits Perth-Wellington MPP Matthew Rae across the firm’s Palmerston facility. Photograph by Patrick Raftis


“Our authorities is proud to help native producers throughout the province as they develop and create extra good-paying jobs of their communities,” Fedeli acknowledged in a press launch.

“Investing in a lot of these community-building tasks will assist us proceed to construct Ontario and strengthen the financial system.

“We thank Trusscore for making a major impression of their neighborhood and for contributing to our province’s dynamic and rising manufacturing sector.”

The provincial funding comes via the recently-launched Superior Manufacturing and Innovation Competitiveness stream of the province’s Regional Improvement Program (RDP).

The RDP is a $100-million fund designed to strengthen the superior manufacturing sector and assist meet regional wants.

“This system supplies cost-shared funding to companies, municipalities, and financial growth organizations to assist native communities appeal to funding, diversify their economies, and create jobs,” the press launch states.

The Trusscore challenge will combine new applied sciences by upgrading current gear and enhancing efficiencies in its plastics extrusion manufacturing processes.

The challenge additionally focuses on the event and commercialization of the corporate’s “digital paint” idea, which permits a person to immediately change the floor color of Trusscore’s PVC wallboard product via use of know-how reminiscent of a pill or good telephone, the discharge states.