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  • Garnet firm expansion to create 62 jobs (11/17/2013) - Mohawk Garnet Inc. has received $4.3 million from the Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corp. to expand a manufacturing facility that will produce abrasive garnet, which is used in air blasting and water-jet cutting. The money will help create 62 new jobs, Sudbury MPP Rick Bartolucci said in a release Friday. “By supporting the expansion of this garnet manufacturing facility in the Greater Sudbury area, we are helping this garnet plant establish itself as a leading producer of abrasive garnet and assisting the company in creating good employment opportunities for First Nation members and other residents in our region,” Bartolucci said. The Liberal MPP said investing in northern business expansion is part of the government’s Growth Plan for Northern Ontario and its economic plan to invest in people and modern infrastructure, and helping to support a dynamic and innovative business climate. …
  • $4.3 million investment to help Sudbury company produce garnet (11/15/2013) - Jonathan Migneault – Sudbury Northern Life – Mineral is used for abrasive blasting and is sought around the world.  A $4.3-million investment from the Northern Ontario Fund Corporation (NOHFC) will help a Sudbury company become a significant world producer of garnet. Mohawk Garnet Inc., located in Wahnapitae, east of downtown Sudbury, has used funding from the province to build two processing plants – one dry and the other wet – to transform solid garnet into a fine or coarse powder, that can be used for abrasive applications. The investment will create 62 jobs, with the potential for more than 100 jobs by the end of 2014. The jobs will include pit operators, heavy equipment operators, warehouse jobs, millwrights and staff electricians. “This is such an important investment because again, we’re manufacturing a product that is needed globally,” said Sudbury MPP Rick …
  • Garnet Manufacturing Facility Expanding in Sudbury Area (11/15/2013) - Ontario Government Boosting Local Economy, Creating Jobs November 15, 2013 10:00 a.m.Ministry of Northern Development and Mines The Ontario government is helping to expand an abrasive garnet plant in the Sudbury area, creating 62 new jobs. With support from the province’s Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation (NOHFC), Mohawk Garnet Inc. is building a manufacturing facility that will produce abrasive garnet, which is used in air blasting and water-jet cutting. The project includes the construction of a wet plant near a garnet deposit in Wahnapitae First Nation and construction of a dry plant located on Kukagami Road. Investing in northern business expansion is part of the government’s Growth Plan for Northern Ontario and its economic plan to invest in people, invest in modern infrastructure and support a dynamic and innovative business climate. Quick Facts Mohawk Garnet is an Ontario-based mining company owned and run by …
  • Bartolucci Announces Funding For Expansion of Local Garnet Plant (11/15/2013) - “The provincial government is boosting our local economy and creating jobs,” says MPP. Sudbury – The provincial government is investing $4.3 million in the expansion of a local mineral exploration and development company and creating 62 jobs, Sudbury MPP Rick Bartolucci announced today. With support from the province’s Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation (NOHFC), Mohawk Garnet Inc. is establishing a facility specializing in the exploration and production of garnet, used in air blasting and water jet cutting.  The project involves the construction of a wet plant located beside a garnet deposit near the town of Wahnapitae and a dry plant located on Kukagami Lake Road. “By supporting the expansion of this garnet manufacturing facility in the Greater Sudbury area, we are helping this garnet plant establish itself as a leading producer of abrasive garnet and assisting the company in creating …
  • Mohawk Garnet shakes up global market (9/1/2012) - Mohawk Garnet CEO Bob McMurdy eases a Ford Super-Duty truck up a bumpy, dirt road towards a massive dark grey building off Kukagami Road about 30 minutes east of Sudbury. He brings the vehicle to a halt just outside a garage door opening. A wide smile erupts across his face and he lifts his head high. “This is what makes us unique, but more importantly, it makes us environmentally-friendly,” he states. “This is our wet processing facility for the garnet. There is no other facility like it in the world.” The 32,000-square foot wet processing complex is in the final stages of construction. Workers move about inside piecing together large sections of steel and equipment with welders and cranes. It will be fully operational by November and will take the wet processing of garnet to a whole new level. “I’m …
  • Wahnapitae First Nation and Mohawk Garnet Incorporated sign agreement (4/14/2008) - Wahnapitae First Nation and Mohawk Garnet Incorporated (MGI), an Ontario based mining company owned and run by members of the Mohawk Nation, signed a Memorandum of Understanding last week, stated a news release. The agreement provides mutual commitments for the parties to work together to develop Canada’s only Aboriginal-owned garnet mine. “This special relationship that we have with Mohawk Garnet, not only paves the way for benefits for our community members, but also serves as a model between First Nations group who want to work together,” said Chief Ted Roque in the release. The Mohawk Garnet Inc garnet mine is located within the Wahnapitae First Nation traditional territory on the southeast side of Lake Wahnapitae, east of Sudbury. The deposit has been in the development stage for more than a year and has produced a high quality garnet abrasive which …