Ontario funds ready-mix concrete plant in Parry Sound
By Adam FreillConcrete Construction
Provincial investment will provide concrete supply for local construction projects.
The Sarjeant Co. Ltd. is receiving $400,000 through the Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation (NOHFC) to build a ready-mix concrete plant in Parry Sound, Ont. The plant will help create jobs in the area while ensuring a reliable source of high-quality concrete is available for local construction projects.
“The aggregate industry directly employs 7,600 Ontarians and supports 357,000 jobs, and we know that targeted investments like these will help grow and support the province’s construction sector,” said Norm Miller, MPP for Parry Sound-Muskoka. “Having a reliable source of high-quality concrete for local construction projects is crucial to keeping costs down for construction companies, and our government will always support the hardworking men and women within the sector.”
The construction of the new facility will increase Sarjeant’s ready-mix concrete production capacity to meet growing demand that is being driven by strong population growth and increased residential, institutional and commercial construction in the region.
“Supporting local businesses as they expand creates jobs, keeps the North competitive and attracts new investment,” said Greg Rickford, Minister of Northern Development, Mines, Natural Resources and Forestry.
“The Ontario government’s investment in northern development was a catalyst for The Sarjeant Company’s expansion into the Parry Sound area and beyond,” said company owner Wayne Wilson. “We wish to thank MPP Miller and the Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation for their warm welcome to the Parry Sound area and their dedication to local business and economic growth in Ontario’s North.”