SOUTH DUNDAS, Ontario – South Dundas based Ross Video Ltd. broke ground on Thursday, Aug. 5 on a new production facility in Iroquois.
The construction of the facility was thanks in part to an investment by the province of Ontario. The provincial Eastern Ontario Development Fund is adding in $2.25 million to Ross Video’s $15 million investment in the new facility.
“Ontario’s government is committed to supporting the full recovery of businesses in all regions,” said Jim McDonell, MPP for Stormont-Dundas-South Glengarry. “These important investments are creating a path forward for many kinds of businesses. They all have at least one thing in common – developing the best products and services in the world.”
The new 55,000 sq. ft. facility will house two new production lines, and will allow Ross Video to hire 30 new employees and retain anther 215.
“I am extremely proud to be breaking ground on our factory expansion, said Ross Video Chief Executive Officer David Ross. “This event combines our commitment to my hometown of Iroquois, a low carbon footprint green facility, and a major increase of our manufacturing capacity to serve our growing global customer base.”
Ontario Minister of Economic Development Vic Fedeli was on hand for the ground breaking on Thursday.
“Our government’s top priority throughout the pandemic has been protecting the province’s health and protecting our jobs and economy,” said Fedeli. “These projects will make a significant impact in communities and economies in Eastern Ontario. They will enable long-term measurable outcomes, including private-sector investments, job creation and retention, and strong regional growth.”
Located at 8 John St. in Iroquois, Ross Video plans on the facility being carbon neutral by 2030 at the latest.