Canadian government invests up to $5M in Stanpac to manufacture green packaging
February 28, 2023
By Canadian Manufacturing
SMITHVILLE — On Feb. 27, Filomena Tassi, Minister responsible for the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario (FedDev Ontario), along with Vance Badawey, MP for Niagara Centre and Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Indigenous Services; and Chris Bittle, MP for St. Catharines and Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Canadian Heritage, announced an investment of $5 million for Stanpac Inc. to scale up the manufacturing of its new compostable and recyclable packaging and create 30 jobs.
Stanpac, a family-owned company, is a manufacturing employer in Smithville, and involved in paperboard and glass packaging for the dairy and beverage industry. This $5-million investment, through the Jobs and Growth Fund (JGF), supports the purchase of advanced manufacturing equipment to expedite Stanpac’s transition to sustainable packaging. The new machinery produces fully recyclable and compostable products, including a new paper-based bulk ice cream container. The opportunity exists to further reduce plastic from the supply chain by 2.5 million pounds annually. The new equipment will improve productivity, enabling Stanpac to deliver products to customers faster, while also reducing its carbon footprint.
“Ontario’s manufacturing industry is the engine that drives our national economy and our Government is investing in the people that make it run. I’m honoured to support Stanpac as they create good local jobs and develop greener packaging products. We will continue working together to deliver more for Canadians and grow an economy that works for everyone,” said Filomena Tassi, Minister responsible for the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario.
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