A local manufacturer is receiving $1 million to expand their structural steel machining operation.
SIS Manufacturing Corp will use the money for major capital expansion and to create ten new jobs at the plant. The investment which flowed through the Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation will allow for new positions for robotic programmers, press brake operators and robotic welding technicians.
“We here at SISMFG are proud to be a Sault Ste. Marie based company and appreciate the support from NOHFC and hope to maintain the quality and production numbers necessary for continued success,” said Tony Porco, President of SIS Manufacturing. “Since the purchase of our new dual head Panasonic robotic welders, we have added the cutting edge technology we need to compete and maintain quality.”
Since 2011 SIS has expanded from 30 employees to 61 today.
Investing in business expansion and job creation in the North is part of the Ontario government’s economic plan to build Ontario up. The four part plan includes investing in talent and skills, including helping more people get and create jobs of the future said Orazietti.
Since 2003, the NOHFC has in vested $106 million into 874 projects in Sault Ste. Marie.