Canada gives financial support to Créations Verbois
Designer and manufacturer of contemporary furniture made of solid wood, glass, and brushed aluminum receives over $500,000 in financial assistance from CED
March 21, 2023 By CFI Staff
Pascale St–Onge, minister responsible for Canada Economic Development (CED), has announced a repayable contribution of $523,104 for Créations Verbois, which specializes in the design and manufacture of contemporary furniture made of solid wood, glass, and brushed aluminum.
This CED support will enable the business to acquire and install high-performance production equipment. The aim of the project is to pursue the technological shift of this already highly automated SME, aligning directly with its growth strategy.
“We are delighted with CED’s support for Créations Verbois’s automation project. Thanks to this financial assistance, we will be able to integrate a new digitally controlled machine that will be loaded and unloaded by a fully autonomous robotic cell. This new equipment will enable us to greatly increase our production capacity as we machine solid wood boards, creating even more opportunities to develop our products. This is a major addition to our fleet of machines, something we are very proud of,” said Marie-Ève D’Amours, general manager, Créations Verbois.
Founded in 1999, Créations Verbois’ shares were sold to a group of entrepreneurs in June 2021, which included two women under the age of 40. D’Amours is a stakeholder in the business and its general manager, while Aglaée Côté is the sales and service director. The two are working together to expand Créations Verbois’s growth and profile. And while the Rivière–du–Loup SME may have great ambitions, providing excellent customer service and creating a stimulating, healthy, beneficial work environment for their employees are important principles in the management team’s choices.
“Our government has set itself the mission to support the growth of Canadian businesses and the economic diversification of communities, which cannot be done without the key contribution of our women entrepreneurs. Assisting women from Quebec who choose the path of entrepreneurship leads to inclusive growth in our regional economies, paving the way for a prosperous future. SMEs such as Créations Verbois are key drivers in our economy and our communities, and I am delighted with CED’s support for this project by this thriving business. The success and spin–offs of this project will contribute to the economic vitality of Rivière–du–Loup and the greater Bas–Saint–Laurent region,” said St–Onge.
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