The Ontario government has announced that it will invest $500,000 to aid Niigon Technologies and the Schad Foundation in the installation of a new standby generator and an Uninterruptible Power System at Moose Deer Point First Nation.
“Because of our remote location, power problems cut into productivity and get in the way of around-the-clock operation,” said Chief Barron King. “Higher productivity will mean more money reinvested in social, environmental, wellness and infrastructure projects within our community.”
The new power supply will help avoid power interruptions and provide improved opportunities for business growth in the area.
“This project will lead to the retention of 13 full-time positions and a $28 million investment in the community. The new power supply will ensure long-term viability for Niigon and Moose Deer Point First Nation,” said Leona Dombrowsky, minister of agriculture, food and rural affairs.
Launched in 2000 and owned by Moose Deer Point First Nation, Niigon Technologies is a world-class injection molding facility that manufactures computer, electronics, automotive and medical components for companies across North America. Any dividends paid by Niigon are directed to a Trust Fund set up to invest in social, environment, wellness and infrastructure projects on the First Nation.