Canadian Biomass Magazine

Industries P.W.I. upping production capacity with federal grant

February 28, 2018
By Maria Church

Feb. 28, 2018 - Quebec pellet producer Industries P.W.I. is one of six businesses in the Montérégie region awarded funding by the Government of Canada through Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions (CED). 

Industries P.W.I. (PWI) is receiving a repayable contribution of $400,000 towards building a new warehouse and a new production facility and associated equipment. The $3.5-million project will increase the company’s production capacity and maximize its market opportunities. 

The funding is doled out through CED’s Quebec Economic Development Program, and will go towards the purchase and installation of production equipment, including laboratory equipment, automated packaging tools and two separate production lines. 

Based in Saint-Hyacinthe, Que., PWI processes wood fibres to make high-quality biomass products, including sawdust and woodflour of various grades, wood chips, green firelogs, wood pellets and Logik-ê fire starters.

“I am very pleased about the Government of Canada’s support for six Montérégie enterprises that have set themselves apart by their drive, boldness and innovative spirit. The contributions will help them continue to develop and generate economic growth and steady jobs in the region,” Minister of Transport Marc Garneau said in a news release. 


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