ANNOUNCEMENT 26 Jul 2019
This investment was made through Canada’s Strategic Innovation Fund, which aims to accelerate economic growth, strengthen and expand the role of Canadian firms in regional and global supply chains, support economic strategies, and attract investment.
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On July 26, 2019 the Government of Canada announced a Can.$20 million (U.S.$15.1 million) subsidy to help Gerdau Ameristeel upgrade its facilities to modernize steel production lines, reduce manufacturing costs, reduce the amount of scrap metal going to landfills and improve production capability for billets, which are semi-finished long steel products used to produce other steel-based products such as angles, rebar, flats or channels.
This investment is being made through the Strategic Innovation Fund, a program that is “designed to attract and support high-quality business investments across all sectors of the economy by encouraging R&D that will accelerate the transfer of technology and the commercialization of innovative products, processes and services and will facilitate the growth of innovative firms.”