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.”
$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.