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Aeronautical Industry – US-Based Ellison Surface Technologies Opens a Facility in Bromont

Bromont, January 19, 2012 - On behalf of Sam Hamad, Minister of Economic Development, Innovation and Export Trade and Minister responsible for the Capitale-Nationale region, Brome-Missisquoi MNA Pierre Paradis today expressed his delight that Ellison Surface Technologies is setting up operations in Bromont. The investment is expected to produce major economic spin-offs for the region.


For Pierre Paradis, "the Ellison project demonstrates our region's appeal for foreign companies in search of a dynamic economy and a qualified workforce. It is the area's attractiveness, showcased by Investissement Québec's work with company representatives that persuaded them to choose Québec. We welcome Ellison's decision to locate here and look forward to the creation of up to 30 specialized jobs in the region."


"This start-up comes as a direct result of the many blade-manufacturing contracts obtained by GE's Bromont plant, chiefly for Boeing 737 series and Airbus A320 series aircraft engines-an achievement that our government backed with $13.3 million in funding for GE. The GE contracts generated so much subcontracting business for Ellison that it decided to open a facility near its client. We're delighted with these developments," stated Sam Hamad.


The Project

Headquartered in Mason, Ohio, Ellison Surface Technologies is a provider of surface coating solutions that extend the life of metal components used chiefly in aircraft engines. By opening a facility in Québec, the company will move closer to its primary customer and position itself as an integral part of the production line.


"The assistance and support provided by Investissement Québec, the municipality and other stakeholders definitely made our decision easier," said Michael Ellison, President and CEO of Ellison Surface Technologies. "In a relatively short time frame, we were able to assess our operating costs as well as the real benefits of opening a facility in Québec. As a result, we're very pleased to be setting up shop near our top client, and we hope to develop close business relations with other Québec companies in the years to come."


About Investissement Québec

Investissement Québec's mission is to foster the growth of investment in Québec, thereby contributing to economic development and job creation in every region. The Corporation offers businesses a full range of financial solutions, including loans, loan guarantees and equity investments, to support them at all stages of their development. It also administers tax measures and prospects for foreign investment.


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