30 October 2016
Verbom Receives Support from Quebec to Improve Productivity
Verbom is engaging in a major project through which it will implement new business practices in its Sherbrooke and Valcourt plants to improve productivity.
The $287 776 project has been allocated a $50 000 non-repayable contribution from the Government of Québec’s Action-SME program.
Verbom is specialized in sheet metal transformation, mainly in the land transportation sector. Of particular note, the business uses a unique thermoforming process for aluminum at high temperature and speed, which enables it to produce complex parts in a single step.
Verbom employs close to 200 people, including some 50 at its plant in the Sherbrooke Regional Industrial Park. The business plans to create 20 to 30 additional jobs there in the coming months.
The announcement was made by Lise Thériault, Deputy Premier, Minister responsible for Small and Medium Enterprises, Regulatory Streamlining and Regional Economic Development, Minister responsible for the Status of Women, and Minister responsible for the Lanaudière region, together with Luc Fortin, Member of the National Assembly for Sherbrooke, Minister of Culture and Communications, Minister responsible for the Protection and Promotion of the French Language, and Minister responsible for the Estrie region.
Sources: Gouvernement du Québec and Le Sherbrooke Express
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