Feds helping Saint Jaques window company buy automated equipment


Unique Windows of Saint Jacques is receiving more than $150,000 through the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA) to help increase productivity and boost sales here and in the U.S.

A release states the company is poised to continue growing with the installation of automated technology and will also hire an operations and quality assurance manager.

Pascal Beaulieu, Owner of Unique Windows, says, "the management of our company would like to extend our sincere thanks to the federal government and the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency for its contribution to our project. The aid received will be used to acquire equipment to increase productivity and improve the quality of finished products. This increase in production capacity will allow us to develop new markets in the New England states, southern New Brunswick, eastern Quebec, and Nova Scotia. "

Ottawa is making both a repayable and a non-repayable contribution to the company, with $107,045 in repayable funds coming from the Business Scale-Up and Productivity Stream of the ACOA's Regional Economic Growth Through Innovation (REGI) program.

The non-repayable contribution of $50,000 will support the hiring of the operations and quality assurance manager, with the funding coming from the REGI's Productivity and Business Skills stream.