Ontario puts $1 million toward Avery Construction’s asphalt plant purchase

Ontario Construction

The Ontario government is providing $1 million through the Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation (NOHFC) to support the expansion of Avery Construction Ltd. in Sault Ste. Marie. This investment will help the company offer a reliable and more environmentally friendly source of asphalt for local projects.

“By helping local businesses to innovate and expand their operations, we are strengthening our local economy and providing new products and services to people throughout Northern Ontario,” said Ross Romano, MPP for Sault Ste. Marie. “We are also creating great employment opportunities through this $1 million investment that will create four full-time jobs and an additional twelve seasonal full-time jobs.”

The funding will be used to purchase a portable asphalt plant.

The new equipment will allow the company to provide a more environmentally sound asphalt for use on local road projects, as well as for paving parking lots, pathways and driveways.

“We are committed to creating and protecting jobs and boosting local economies across Northern Ontario,” said Greg Rickford, Minister of Northern Development, Mines, Natural Resources and Forestry. “By investing in companies that innovate and adopt new technologies, we are reinforcing the North’s competitive advantage.”

“We at Avery Construction are grateful for NOHFC’s partnership in seeing this expansion through,” said Amanda Williams, Avery Construction. “Welcoming asphalting as another facet of our company was a critical next step for us and has allowed our construction division to become a start-to-finish heavy civil solution. We are pleased that the resulting job creation exceeded our expectations following this investment and we look forward to maximizing the environmentally sustainable capabilities this asphalt plant has to offer.”