County of Brant Businesses Awarded Funding by Southwestern Ontario Development Fund

Posted On Friday July 30, 2021

The County of Brant is pleased to share that two (2) County businesses have received funding through the Southwestern Ontario Development Fund (SWODF) to invest in their operations and create and retain jobs. The businesses that have received this funding are Synergy Mouldworks and Rembos, both located in Cainsville.

Synergy Mouldworks, a local manufacturer of custom injection moulds, is investing $3.5 million to expand their facility by 9,000 square feet. They plan to purchase new equipment and improve capacity in research and development. SWODF will contribute $500,000.00 to this project and it is estimated that five (5) new jobs will be created as a result of this project.

“Being selected for this funding allows Synergy to capitalize on new opportunities for innovation by investing in the latest developments in advanced manufacturing”, said Cory Robertson, President of Synergy Mouldworks. “This, in turn, creates an environment whereby we can further grow the efficiency and skillset of current and future team members. We’re excited for what the future holds for Synergy Mouldworks and the employment and economic opportunities for our community.”

Rembos will also be making major improvements and will be investing $5.5 million in facility and infrastructure upgrades. Rembos is a wood products remanufacturer that creates high-grade wood products from lumber mill seconds. Their products include specialty trim, wall studs, fencing and pallet and truss components. These improvements will allow Rembos to increase overall production by 50 percent, increase efficiencies, and develop new products. SWODF will be contributing $500,000.00 to this project and it is estimated eight (8) new jobs will be created as a result of these enhancements.

“Support from the Southwestern Ontario Development Fund will enable Rembos to implement first-in-industry technology and innovation that will ensure our company’s long-term competitiveness and continued growth,” said Glenn Boothe, Rembos Vice President and Managing Partner. “This funding will support Rembos’ export expansion of remanufactured wood products to the eastern and southern U.S., create additional jobs at our Brant facility, and expand our purchasing of Ontario forestry products by almost 200 per cent over the next 3 years.”

The County of Brant’s Economic Development team remains committed to supporting local businesses to source investment opportunities which result in higher long term growth of jobs, business development and efficiency of public infrastructure.

“We are so pleased that two Brant businesses where successful in their funding applications. Business retention and development remains a primary focus of the Economic Development team,” said Russell Press, Director of Economic Development and Tourism.

 For more information about local business support, please contact the Economic Development team at invest@brant.ca or call 519.44BRANT.