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Northern Cables kicking off $8.2M expansion
Investment expected to create 18 jobs at Eastern Ontario cable maker
BROCKVILLE, Ont.—An Ontario cable manufacturer with a pair of production sites in Brockville, Ont. as well as one in nearby Prescott, Ont. is looking to scale up.
Northern Cables, which makes copper, aluminum and low-voltage cables for a range of industries, is planning an $8.2 million expansion project that will add new equipment to its Prescott site and expand one of its two Brockville facilities.
Using an $820,000 contribution from the government of Ontario’s Eastern Ontario Development Fund in addition to private funds, the manufacturer will increase its production as it continues to grow its sales throughout North America and abroad.
The expansion project will create 18 new jobs at the company. Northern Cables expects to complete the work by 2020.
June 16, 2016 by Canadian Manufacturing.com
About: Northern Cables Inc. is a Canadian company. It manufactures armoured cables and employs 180 people at its three plants in Brockville and Prescott, ON. Each month, the company manufactures several millions of metres of low-voltage, armoured electrical cables for commercial and industrial applications, where tight specifications require a high quality electrical cable. The company was founded by an enthusiastic group of six former members — Shelley Bacon, Kevin Charlebois, David Chartrand, Richard Trapp, Joe Brunner, and Todd Stafford — of the Phillips Cables Brockville plant that closed in 1996. Bacon and his team have worked for 19 years building a truly unique wire and cable plant. This facility is like no other in North America. The history of wire and cable manufacturing goes deep and wide in Brockville, back as far as the early 1920s. It’s still alive and well at the two facilities Northern has on California Avenue in Brockville’s north end.
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