For Immediate Release
Ontario is helping Belleville become home to Canada’s only carpet tile manufacturer, creating jobs and strengthening the local economy.
BelleTile Inc., a company that will manufacture sustainable and ecological textile flooring, will launch operations to supply commercial sectors including offices, hospitals and educational institutions. BelleTile will use a new low carbon footprint manufacturing process that offers environmental, social and financial benefits.
Ontario is investing over $2.8 million in the $10 million-plus project through the Eastern Ontario Development Fund and the Rural Economic Development Program to help create 31 jobs in two years and up to 65 jobs within five years.
Investing in local business organizations is a key component of the Open Ontario five-year plan to create new job opportunities and promote economic growth in the province.
“Hard-working families and their communities are the backbone of Ontario’s economy. Today’s announcement underlines how our government is collaborating with business and local governments to help create jobs and boost regional economies.”
– Sandra Pupatello, Minister of Economic Development and Trade
“I am pleased that with Ontario's support, BelleTile will be able to promote their unique made-in-Ontario products. Creating the environment for Ontario businesses to thrive is an important part of the McGuinty government’s five year Open Ontario plan to create jobs and opportunities for Ontario families.”
– Carol Mitchell, Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs
“I am delighted that BelleTile has partnered with our government to invest in a business that will bring jobs and economic growth to our community.”
– Leona Dombrowsky, MPP Prince Edward-Hastings
“The province’s investment in this project is making it possible for us to launch a one-of-a-kind business in Canada. This will help us capitalize on the needs of an emerging market and create local jobs. The BelleTile model is an encouragement to other communities who may feel challenged when businesses close, that creative approach and perseverance can pay off.”
– Rahumathulla Marikkar, VP & General Manager, BelleTile Inc.
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