Government of Canada investing over $400,000 in Algoma-area Indigenous-owned business

Terry Sheehan, Member of Parliament for Sault Ste. Marie and Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministers of Labour and Seniors, today announced $442,000 in FedNor funding for the Trucor Steel Structures Inc., an Indigenous-owned and led business. The announcement was made on behalf of the Honourable Patty Hajdu, Minister of Indigenous Services and Minister responsible for FedNor.

“Every investment in Algoma region represents another building block that makes our communities stronger. These FedNor funds are going to help create jobs while expanding a local business, but they’re also going to help meet the infrastructure needs in Indigenous communities and more rural areas. These kinds of projects, that enable new economic opportunities in places without access to those possibilities, can be transformative; investing in our region now means creating opportunities for generations to come.” said, Terry Sheehan, Sault Ste. Marie MP.

FedNor’s support will enable Trucor Steel Structures Inc. to purchase heavy equipment necessary to provide additional services central to construction processes, which will enable the business to take advantage of growth opportunities. Specifically, the funds will support the acquisition of an excavator, front end loader, skid steer, and a mini excavator, which will enable Trucor Steel to dig foundations for building projects and to participate in other construction opportunities.

In addition to supporting the growth of an Indigenous-owned and led business in the region, this project is expected to create ten full-time jobs while diversifying local industry.

“Projects like this are especially impactful because not only do they create jobs, they help support businesses and services needed for long-term growth in Northern Ontario. The Government of Canada recognizes that economic reconciliation is important, and this FedNor investment in an Indigenous-owned and led business will provide opportunities for economic growth, to attract new investments and developments, and to expand the skilled workforce. Canada is strongest when we succeed together, and entrepreneurial support for underrepresented groups means our communities are better equipped to respond to opportunities.” said, Patty Hajdu, Minister of Indigenous Services and Minister responsible for FedNor

“This support from FedNor is going to help us expand our services, which will help Trucor Steel grow, but it is also going to help us meet the needs of Indigenous communities and Northern Ontario. We are proud to partner with the Government of Canada in creating opportunities in the region, and we will keep working at building up our communities.” said, Kenneth Daigle, President & CEO of Trucor Steel Structures Inc.

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  • Craig Huckerby

    Craig Huckerby is a seasoned broadcast and media professional with over 43 years in local media. Starting in television, Craig became known as "the weather guy" on local television before pioneering internet media in the Sault. Craig is credited for bringing local television back to the Sault via the internet in 2003 with LTVNEWS.COM and was instrumental in launching SooNews.ca and Local2.ca. Craig has also won numerous International Film awards for director of the documentary, "Was I Next?, The Sean Cribbin Story"

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