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August 19, 2014

Chinese Company Maple Armor to Open a Plant in Saint-Bruno to Manufacture Smoke Detection Systems

Solutions d’alarme incendie Maple Armor Canada Inc. began construction of its first Canadian plant on August 19 with a groundbreaking ceremony in Saint-Bruno-de-Montarville, in the Montérégie region. The new Québec subsidiary of Chinese company Beida Jade Bird Group will manufacture wireless smoke detection systems, primarily for the Chinese market.

 

From left to right: Ms. Gelin Zhang, Vice-President of Maple Armor Canada, Mr. Weimin Cai, President of Maple Armor Canada, Mr. Benlin Yu, Minister Counsellor (Economic and Commercial Affairs) of the Chinese Embassy in Canada, Mr. Martin Murray, Mayor of Saint-Bruno-de-Montarville, Mr. Zhendong Xu, Chairman of the Board of Beida Jade Bird Group and Mr. Jacques Daoust, Minister of the Economy, Innovation and Exports

Photo: Courtesy Éric Carrière

 

The 100,000-sq.-ft. plant being built in the city’s industrial park represents a total investment of $30 million. This is one of the first Chinese manufacturing investments to be made in Québec.

 

Maple Armor Canada, which is expected to create 70 new jobs in the region, received an interest-free refundable loan of $3 million and a non-refundable financial contribution of $1 million from Investissement Québec.

 

The announcement was made in the presence of Weimin Cai, President of Maple Armor Canada, Zhendong Xu, Chairman of the Board of parent company Beida Jade Bird Group, Jacques Daoust, Minister of the Economy, Innovation and Exports, and Martin Murray, Mayor of Saint-Bruno-de-Montarville.

 

To read the press release, click here Link open a new window.

 

August 19, 2014

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Marie-Ève Savard

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514 876-9412

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Government Relations and Public Affairs Advisor, Montréal

514 876-9412