Quebec maker of harvester heads gets federal assistance

August 29, 2017

By: The Working Forest Staff

AMOS, QC – G4 – R-D Inc. has been granted $99,500 in financial assistance, in the form of a repayable contribution, to increase production capacity, optimize manufacturing processes and develop an international marketing strategy.

G4 ‒ R-D manufactures and repairs forestry equipment, such as saw heads, blades and teeth; rotating tilting systems; and delimber blades. Known since 1986 as Usinage G.N. Roy, the business was acquired in 2012 by a group of investors who renamed it G4 ‒ R-D Inc.

The funding awarded through CED’s Quebec Economic Development Program (QEDP) will help the business acquire and install a bridge crane, a hoist, production software and a wall with a rolling service door; develop an international marketing strategy; and improve its website.

“The Government of Canada’s support is very helpful in penetrating new markets and continuing our mission of innovation. In 2010, the Government of Canada provided us with significant financial assistance to modernize our equipment inventory. We are confident that this new contribution will help up grow even more,” said David Gingras, director general of G4 – R-D.

Announcing the federal aid, David Lametti, Member of Parliament for LaSalle‒Émard‒Verdun and Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development, commented: “G4 – R-D commercializes innovative products for its clients by building on the expertise of its teams and being open to innovation. By creating unique, high-quality products, the business has set itself apart in this specialized market, and I am sure that the government assistance will now help it to penetrate new ones.”

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