Half Million Dollars To London Companies For Job Expansion

By Brigitte Marleau

(LONDON, ON) – Ontario is partnering with two manufacturing companies to create and retain over 80 jobs in London.

Artisan Metal Finishing specializes in corrosion-resistant finishes for parts used in various industries, including automotive and plumbing. New public funding is helping the company expand its facility and invest in new equipment and employee training.

Ontario is providing a grant of $348,510 to Artisan Metal Finishing that will help create 21 new jobs and retain 25 existing positions.

“Artisan Metal Finishing has been in business for over 25 years and was known as an electroplating company. In 2010, it was rebranded as a metal finishing company and has since been diversifying into various markets and processes,” said Barry Foley, president of Artisan Metal Finishing. “With this latest investment, our team will be able to offer greater flexibility, more finishing options, and further prepare for future industry requirements, serving our growing client base.”

The project will boost competitiveness and enable Artisan to compete for a wider range of contracts and diversify into new sectors including agriculture and defence.

Attica Manufacturing produces precision machined parts using Computer Numeric Controlled (CNC) technology for a wide range of sectors, including healthcare, energy, automotive, food and beverage, environmental, transportation, and defence. With support from the province, the company is investing in new state-of-the-art machining equipment and employee training to improve productivity and enable Attica to bid on a wider range of projects requiring larger, more complex parts with closer tolerances.

“The investment we’re announcing today takes Attica Manufacturing to the next level in terms of the integrated suite of services we offer to our customers, from prototyping and design work, through to the production of specialized, complex components,” said Andy Mavrokefalos, president of Attica Manufacturing.

The province is providing a grant of $242,990 to Attica Manufacturing that will help create 12 new jobs and retain 28 existing positions.

The investments are via the South-western Ontario Development Fund.

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