TORONTO — The Ontario government has announced spending of $2.1 million to support the mining supply and service sector in the riding of Nipissing, creating 46 full-time jobs for local mining supply and service companies, said a recent release.
The spending includes:
- $1.4 million for Foraco Canada Ltd. to purchase mining tools and equipment that will enable the firm to expand by opening new underground core and percussive drilling divisions.
- $250,000 for Drillco Mining and Exploration to design, engineer and manufacture a modular mast system that can be broken down for shipping and used in either surface or underground operations.
- $337,164 for Paige Engineering Ltd. to design and develop remote explosive loading technology.
- $200,000 for SafeSight Exploration to purchase drones and modify them for use in underground mines.