Supplied by Sault Ste. Marie MPP Ross Romano…
Ontario’s government is working for the people by supporting small businesses in Garden
River First Nation, creating 10 full-time jobs.
Today, Ross Romano, Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Energy, Northern
Development and Mines, announced Garden River Truss, a roof and floor truss
manufacturer, is receiving $315,300 to purchase new equipment to increase production
“Our government is protecting what matters most by investing in opportunities that enhance
the competitiveness of northern businesses,” said Parliamentary Assistant Romano. “By
helping businesses like Garden River Truss expand and create jobs, we are sending a
strong signal that Northern Ontario is open for business and open for jobs.”
Garden River Truss produces standard roof trusses – triangular-shaped frames – for
homes, garages and sheds. It also specializes in designing and producing customized roof
and floor trusses. The majority of the company’s workforce is comprised of Garden River
First Nation community members.
“We’re proud of the strong partnership we have built with Garden River First Nation,” said
Gerry Greco, president of Garden River Truss. “This investment will help us grow the
business, hire new staff and continue contributing to the community.”
Quick Facts
? Since June 2018, the Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation has invested
more than $82 million in 539 projects, creating or retaining over 1,437 jobs.