Federal & Provincial governments announce $4m for De La Fontaine expansion project

Federal & Provincial governments announce $4m for De La Fontaine expansion project

By Lawrence Belanger

Local Journalism Initiative


The federal and provincial governments jointly announced the contribution of $4 million to De La Fontaine, a designer and manufacturer of steel doors and frames for commercial use, for the acquisition of automated and digital equipment. Speaking at a press conference held at the company’s Sherbrooke headquarters, and the site of the expansion, Gabriel de La Fontaine, general manager of the company, said automating the Sherbrooke facility would enable them to better support the rest of their business. “With these improvements, we can increase our capacity and thereby continue to expand our presence in North America.”

Representing the federal and provincial governments were Élisabeth Brière, Member of Parliament for Sherbrooke; along with MNA Christopher Skeete, Minister for the Economy; and MNA Geneviève Hébert, Assistant Government Whip and Member for Saint-François. The investment is part of a larger expansion project to the Sherbrooke facility, with a second floor being constructed to house administrative offices displaced by the equipment.

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