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More NOHFC money for Timmins

For the third time in just over a month, Northern Ontario Heritage Fund grants are going to local businesses.

This time, Timmins MPP and mines minister George Pirie announced over half-a-million dollars in support leveraging $2,800,000 in spending.

The largest single amount goes to the Bucket Shop.

“A heavy equipment manufacturing-refurbishing business to build a new assembly area and to purchase a waterjet cutting table” Pirie says. “NOHFC covered 20% of the total project of $1,257,500.”

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$202,800 goes to Global Industrial Rigging’s Timmins Division to renovate a building and buy equipment.  That covers 14 percent of the cost.

And outside the mining sector, a grant focussed on vision.

“$115,970 for Focused Vision, the Glasses Experts to establish an optical business that includes a manufacturing lab and an optometrist’s office, and caters to low income customers needing affordable eyewear.”

In the past month, the Heritage Fund has dropped a shade under $8,000,000 in Timmins and the region.

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