Three Kitchener-Waterloo Tech Firms Receive $1.775M in Ontario Business Funding

Three Kitchener-Waterloo Tech Firms Receive $1.775M in Ontario Business Funding

The Ontario government is very active in their distribution of Ontario small business funding this month. In addition to the recent FedDev Ontario funding awarded to HubHead ($625K) and MappedIn ($600K), the government has announced three more recipients of the Investing in Business Innovation (IBI) repayable Canadian government funding program. FedDev Ontario Funding: Investing in…

Koss Aerospace Receives $5M in FedDev Ontario Funding

Koss Aerospace Receives $5M in FedDev Ontario Funding

Mississauga, Ontario based aerospace parts manufacturer, Koss Aerospace, will receive Ontario government funding from one of FedDev Ontario’s Southern Ontario Prosperity Initiatives (SOPI) to support facility expansion efforts, creating jobs in the region. Through the Investing in Business Growth & Productivity (IBGP) Ontario funding, Koss Aerospace will receive an investment of nearly $5M, which will…

$4.2M in FedDev Ontario Government Funding Awarded to Wolf Steel

$4.2M in FedDev Ontario Government Funding Awarded to Wolf Steel

The Ontario provincial government is actively distributing their Southern Ontario Prosperity Initiatives (SOPIs) to encourage economic growth, job creation, and innovation. Wolf Steel Ltd., a Barrie-based manufacturer of Napoleon Fireplaces, was recently awarded over $4 million in repayable Ontario government funding through the Investing in Business Growth & Productivity (IBGP) small business loan. This funding…

Wilcox Bodies Leverages Youth Employment Fund as Hiring & Training Grant

Wilcox Bodies Leverages Youth Employment Fund as Hiring & Training Grant

The Youth Employment Fund (YEF) was created to help youth find gainful employment within Ontario. Ontario businesses can utilize YEF for up to $6800 in grant funding towards the hiring of a youth, aged 15-29, for a 4-6 month period. Additionally, candidates will receive up to $1000 directly to assist with the transition into the…

Client Spotlight: Pillar5 Pharma Inc. (Arnprior, ON)

Client Spotlight: Pillar5 Pharma Inc. (Arnprior, ON)

Along with help from government funding Pillar5 Pharma Inc. has significantly advanced its Arnprior manufacturing facility. With a rich history dating back to 1956 when it was first established by Pfizer Canada, Pillar5 Pharma boasts a highly-skilled workforce of nearly 100 employees. The facility has a long-standing record of manufacturing quality within the pharmaceutical industry. Pillar5 delivers quality services…

Client Spotlight: ASTOUND Group of Oakville, Ontario

Client Spotlight: ASTOUND Group of Oakville, Ontario

We recently had the opportunity to speak with the Kevin Morgan, Chief Operating Officer (COO) of ASTOUND Group.  Astound has been honored as one of Deloitte’s Best Managed Companies of 2014. ASTOUND Group Helps Businesses Make a Big Impact at Tradeshows ASTOUND Group is a global design and fabrication house providing end to end solutions for…

Client Spotlight: Eclipse Automation Offers World-Class Manufacturing Capabilities

Client Spotlight: Eclipse Automation Offers World-Class Manufacturing Capabilities

Mentor Works’ team lead recently spoke with Matty Mayakrishnan from the Marketing Department at Eclipse Automation in Cambridge, Ontario about their experience accessing government funding. Eclipse Automation offers world-class custom manufacturing services from its 25,000 square foot facility. Whether it is a build-to-print from existing designs, or working with clients to optimize a custom-designed fabrication…

Client Spotlight:  Nightingale Informatix Corporation

Client Spotlight: Nightingale Informatix Corporation

Nightingale has offered state-of the art information management solutions to healthcare providers across North America for more than ten years. With 1000+ clinics operating with Nightingale’s solutions they know firsthand how critical it is to start off on the right foot. That is why in addition to Nightingale OnDemand and Nightingale EHR, they also offer…

Client Spotlight: Jervis B. Webb Company: Hamilton, Ontario

Client Spotlight: Jervis B. Webb Company: Hamilton, Ontario

Jervis B. Webb is a subsidiary of Daifuku Webb; a world leader in the development of innovative material handling systems. Mentor Works had the chance to speak to Andy McFarlane, the Plant Manager of Jervis B. Webb’s Hamilton location, about their experience working with Mentor Works. Why Did You Decide to Use Mentor Works to…

Client Spotlight: Advanced Hearing Aid Clinic, Ottawa, Ontario

Client Spotlight: Advanced Hearing Aid Clinic, Ottawa, Ontario

Committed to excellence in providing hearing and balance healthcare services to preschool age and older, the Advanced Hearing Aid Clinic has 3 locations across Ottawa, Ontario. Recently the owner of Advanced Hearing Clinics, Dr. Rodney Taylor, engaged Mentor Works to help with selection and access to small business grants for hiring.  We asked Dr. Taylor…