Two Local Manufacturers Invest $11.9 Million In Kingsville

New jobs will be created with two expansion projects in Kingsville

The Ontario government is supporting more than $11 million in investments by two companies in Kingsville to boost local manufacturing and create 29 new good-paying jobs. As part of those investments, the government is providing each company with $500,000 in funding through the Regional Development Program’s Southwestern Ontario Development Fund, for a total of $1 million in support.

Located in Kingsville, Idol Core Industries creates sustainable solutions for plastic products using compostable materials, mainly for the agricultural industry. The company is investing $5.1 million to relocate and expand its manufacturing operations. Expanding operations will enable Idol Core Industries to develop more innovative technology and products, including designing and engineering tools for niche market packaging. Idol Core Industries’ expansion will create 10 new jobs.

“Idol Core Industries is a leading mold builder and machine shop, focused on building molds that have the potential or are specifically designed to create products using bio resins or a carbon neutral material,” said Paul Incitti, President of Idol Core Industries. “Over the next four years, our grant will be put to good use as we upgrade to our larger facility and acquire new machines and technology. This will help generate new employment opportunities and will bring innovative capabilities to the community.”

MC3 Manufacturing is a machine tool and stamping conveyor systems manufacturer that produces and installs various types of conveyor systems. The company is investing $6.8 million to build a new facility in Kingsville that will house new, cutting-edge automated equipment, including a robotic powder coat painting system. With this new facility, MC3 Manufacturing will be able to increase their productivity, further develop their innovation, and provide opportunities in new markets. MC3 will create 19 new jobs through this expansion.

Left to right – MC3 Manufacturing Plant Manager James Richards, MPP Andrew Dowie, MPP Anthony Leardi and OMED Victor Fedeli discussing MC3’s innovation and growth plan

“MC3 is an inclusive company built on exceptional values. Our values include operating with integrity, delivering the highest quality results, and making a difference in the community,” said James Richards, plant manager for MC3 Manufacturing. “Our team holds these values at work, at home and in our community. Our commitment to these values allows us to work collaboratively, striving to make a positive difference in everything we do. This grant impacts our community, expands our workforce and helps us maintain a competitive edge in the global market. We would like to thank the support from our MC3 team, the Town of Kingsville and most of all, the Ontario government for this grant.”

Left to right – MC3 Manufacturing CEO, Abe Klassen and Ontario Minister of Economic Development, Victor Fedeli

The Ontario government launched the Regional Development Program for Eastern and Southwestern Ontario in November 2019. Businesses and municipalities can get financial support through the Eastern Ontario Development Fund and Southwestern Ontario Development Fund and guided access to a range of complementary services and supports.

As part of the program, the government recently launched the Advanced Manufacturing and Innovation Competitiveness which supports Ontario advanced manufacturers to invest in the equipment, technologies and skilled workforce needed to improve competitiveness and growth, and to create, retain and bring jobs back to every region of the province.

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