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Ontario Partners With Aluminum Caster to Create Jobs Ramsden Industries (London, On-


tario, Canada) and the Canadian prov- ince of Ontario have announced they are partnering to invest in technology and grow Ramsden’s business. Te invest- ment will create 14 jobs and preserve 54. Ramsden, which manufactures cus-


tom aluminum castings for the transpor- tation, industrial and automotive sectors, will receive $611,000 from the South- western Ontario Development Fund and use that to buy casting and finishing equipment. Te infusion will increase automation and improve manufacturing flow by connecting two adjacent facilities in order to accommodate new contracts. “We are pleased to partner with the


Government of Ontario on this excit- ing project that will position Ramsden Industries for continued success,” said Andrew Ramsden, general manager, Ramsden Industries. “Te investment in advanced manufacturing technolo- gies will enable us to improve produc- tion methods and provide premium products and services to some of the leading manufacturers in the world. Te backing from the Government of Ontario will help Ramsden to fulfill new contracts with those industry


The new Ramsden Industries investment will create 14 jobs and preserve 54.


leaders and support future growth.” Te project has a total value of $6.1


million and is expected to be com- pleted by September 2019. “Ramsden Industries is an impor-


tant long-time employer in the Lon- don region and a vital part of Ontario’s manufacturing base,” said Deb Mat-


South Carolina Caster Expanding, Adding Jobs Carolina Metal Castings (Hard-


eeville, South Carolina) announced it is expanding. The addition will bring 13 new jobs and reportedly an investment of more than $3 million over the next five years. “We are very excited to take this next step in our development,” said Jim Harwood, president, Carolina Metal Castings, according to the Jasper County Sun Times. “The South Carolina Department of Commerce along with other government agen- cies have been very helpful in mak- ing this expansion possible.” Carolina Metal Castings does tool- ing and performs molding, casting and heat treatment as well. The news was well received. “Carolina Metal Castings’ deci-


sion to expand its South Carolina operations is a huge win for the company and for our state as a


thews, member of parliament, London North Centre. “Today’s announcement advances Ontario’s economic strategy to foster long-term growth and job creation. Our government is proud to celebrate its growing, forward-think- ing business and commitment to this thriving community.”


South Carolina governor Nikki Haley hailed the expansion of Carolina Metal Castings.


whole,” said South Carolina gover- nor Nikki Haley. “We’re excited to congratulate the company on the


success they’ve found here, this $3 million investment, and the 13 new jobs it means for Jasper County.”


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Photo courtesy of Ramsden Industries.


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