Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale visited Morris Industries in Saskatoon on Friday to announce nearly $3.5 million in federal funding to upgrade manufacturing technology used by the agricultural equipment manufacturer.
“The Government of Canada is pleased to support innovation to help companies such as Morris remain competitive in a tough market,” said Goodale.
Morris president Ben Voss noted the company was chosen “as one of Saskatchewan’s most innovative companies through a competitive selection process, resulting in a significant investment by Morris to match the WD WINN funding, accelerating our plans, and positioning us for growth in the future.”
The $3.5 million commitment comes from Western Economic Diversification Canada’s Western Innovation Initiative (WINN), a 5-year $100 million program announced in October 2013.
Goodale also announced $700,000 for the Saskatchewan Trade and Export Partnership (STEP) to rent 3,000-square meters of trade show space at Agritechnica 2017 in Hanover, Germany. STEP and Manitoba Trade and Investment are planning to host two pavilions, with over 40 small- and medium-sized Canadian businesses, at the international ag expo in November.
Excited to announce federal support for SK’s Morris Industries to help commercialize advanced manufacturing technology at home+abroad. pic.twitter.com/QoamFrhyaQ
— Ralph Goodale (@RalphGoodale) April 21, 2017