Last week, $100,000 in funding from the federal government was announced for a local business to ensure job creation in Prescott-Russell.

Francis Drouin, Member of Parliament for Glengarry-Prescott-Russell, announced the funding on behalf of the Honorable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development in Vars.

The funds will create new jobs and help Battleshield Industries expand into larger installations to meet current market demand. These funds will help Battleshield become a leader in the emergency vehicle manufacturing industry.

“Today’s announcement demonstrates that innovation is critical to sustainable economic growth. This investment will ensure unparalleled visibility for the Glengarry-Prescott-Russell area and stimulate the local economy. ” said Drouin.

“The Prescott-Russell Community Development Corporation is proud to invest in the economic d of rural areas of Eastern Ontario as part of the EODP”, explained Éric Drouin, Chair of the Prescott-Russell Community Development Corporation. “FedDev Ontario works in close collaboration with Community Futures Development Corporations (CFDC) of eastern Ontario to increase its positive effect on communities and businesses and this in many ways. This investment will have a direct impact on our job creation and the growth of Battleshield Industries Inc.”