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Manufacturing Leaders Applaud Federal Budget

Published by Marie Morden on April 23, 2015

April 23rd, 2015

The Honourable Joe Oliver, P.C., M.P.
Minister of Finance
90 Elgin Street
Ottawa, ON K1A 0G5

Dear Minister:

We are writing to thank you and to emphasize the importance of the 10-year extension of the Accelerated Capital Cost Allowance for investments in manufacturing and processing machinery and equipment, which you announced in this week's federal budget.

This measure will encourage manufacturers to grow in Canada by investing in the advanced production technologies required to boost productivity, compete in global markets, and employ Canadians in well-paying jobs. It is also a measure that will help Canada compete for new business investments that will benefit goods and services suppliers alike.

The provision is a central feature of a very important budget for Canadian manufacturers and the millions of Canadians who depend on our success.


Jayson Myers, President & CEO, Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters and Chair of the Canadian Manufacturing Coalition, Ottawa, ON
Craig McIntosh, Executive Chairman, Acrylon Plastics Inc/American Custom Rotomolding Inc., and Chair of Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters National Board of Directors, Winnipeg, MB
David T. Fung, Chair and CEO, ACDEG International Inc., West Vancouver, BC
Normand Marcoux, President, Advanced Machining Services, Inc., Windsor, ON
Leah Olson, President, Agricultural Manufacturers of Canada, Regina, SK
Winston Woo, Director of tax and pensions, AGS Automotive Systems, North York, ON
Brian Muir, CFO, AIL Group of Companies, Sackville, NB
Gord Wiebe , CEO, All Weather Windows, Edmonton, AB
Dennis Dussin, President, Alps Welding Ltd., Woodbridge, ON
Dave Henning, President, Answer Precision Tool Inc., Kitchener, ON
Gerry Price, Ph. D., P. Eng., FCAE, President, Anvil Investments & Agencies Ltd., Winnipeg, MB
Judy Smith, Account Executive, Aon Risk Solutions , Burlington, ON
Gerry Price, Ph. D., P. Eng., FCAE, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, APEL Extrusions Limited, Calgary, AB
Scott Maki, VP Finance, ArcelorMittal Dofasco, Hamilton, ON
Ben Whitney , President, Armo-Tool Ltd, London, ON
T. Howard Mains, Canadian Public Policy Advisor, Association of Equipment Manufacturers, Ottawa, ON
Todd McCarthy, President, Beaver Plastics Ltd., Acheson, AB
Derek Bowen, President and Owner, BEX Engineering Limited, Mississauga, ON
Betty Lou Pacey, President, BL Innovative Lighting , Vancouver, BC
Chris Nikita, Plant Supervisor, Bolzano Tool and Die Co Ltd., Oldcastle, ON
John Bourque, President, Bourque industrial ltd., Saint John, NB
Gavin Semple, Chairman, Brandt Group of Companies, Regina, SK
Melissa Gibbins, Office Manager, Burlington Economic Development Corporation, Burlington, ON
Diane Deslippe, Executive Director, Canadian Association of Moldmakers, Windsor, ON
Shannon Coombs, President, Canadian Consumer Specialty Products Association, Ottawa, ON
Clyde Graham, Acting President, Canadian Fertilizer Institute, Ottawa, ON
Russ Urry, President , Canadian Foundry Association, Ottawa, ON
Peter Boag, President & CEO, Canadian Fuels Association, Ottawa, ON
Erica Seibert, VP Corporate Development, Canadian Liquids Processors Limited, Emterra Environmental, Hamilton, ON
Gary LeRoux , President, Canadian Paint and Coatings Association, Ottawa, ON
Carol Hochu, President and CEO, Canadian Plastics Industry Association, Mississauga, ON
Ron Watkins, President, Canadian Steel Producers Association, Ottawa, ON
Ted Callighen, President, Canadian Tooling & Machining Association, Cambridge, ON
Don Moore, Executive Director, Canadian Transportation Equipment Association, Thomas, ON
Mark Nantais, President, Canadian Vehicle Manufacturers' Association, Toronto, ON
Michael McSweeney, President & CEO, Cement Association of Canada, Ottawa, ON
Richard Paton, President & CEO, Chemistry Industry Association of Canada, Ottawa, ON
Gerry Remers, President and COO, Christie Digital Systems Canada, Inc., Kitchener, ON
Saylo Lam, General Manager, Circle 5 Tool & Mold inc., Lakeshore, ON
Gaston A. Petrucci, Executive Vice President, COMPACT MOULD Ltd., Woodbridge, ON
Sean O'Neil, President, Cutting-Edge Technologies Ltd., Oldcastle, ON
Larry Dyck, President & CEO, Decor Cabinet Company, Morden, MB
Evan Doepker, Chief Operating Officer, Doepker Industries Ltd., Annaheim, SK
Greg Cruson, General Manager, Dutch Industries Inc., Pilot Butte, SK
Dave Mazzocca, President, E-W Metal Works, Windsor, ON
Rashpal Brar-Grewal, Director, Taxation & Government Relations, E.I. du Pont Canada Company, Mississauga, ON
Jim Taggart , President/CEO, Electro-Federation Canada, Toronto, ON
Dennis Hewko, CEO, Enviroshake, Inc., Chatham, ON
Hugh Beaton, Executive Director, Engineering Services, ESTEE LAUDER COMPANIES, Markham, ON
Jeff Blackburn, Vice President, Exco Engineering, Newmarket, ON
Carole Fabris, President, Fabris Inc., Stoney Creek, ON
Rob Forstinger, Vice President, FBT inc., St.Catharines, ON
Tom Meisels, President, FGL Precision Works Inc., Toronto, ON
Ryan Schauble, Manager, Finance and Supply Chain, FLSmidth Ltd, Langley, BC
Nancy Croitoru, President & CEO, Food & Consumer Products of Canada, Ottawa, ON
Rick Suche, President, Fort Garry Fire Trucks, Winnipeg, MB
John Parente, VP Finance, GARRTECH Inc., Stoney Creek, ON
Ross Hornby, VP, Government Relations and Policy, GE, Mississauga, ON
David W Paterson, VP Corporate & Environmental Affairs, GM Canada , Oshawa, ON
Ian McDonald, Partner | Assurance Service Line Leader, Grant Thornton LLP , Edmonton, AB
Lisa Beckstette, President, H. Beck Machinery Ltd., Windsor, ON
Paul MacIsaac, Senior Vice-President, Halifax Port Authority, Halifax, NS
Jack Vanier, Regional Manager, Harris Rebar, Calgary, AB
Stephen Peel, Vice President, Ironside Design Manufacturing Inc., Chillwack, BC
Chris Brand, President, Jacobs & Thompson, Inc. , Toronto, ON
Josie Budaci, Senior Account Manager, Javelin Technologies, Oakville, ON
Shirley Man, Executive Officer, KENT PAD PRINTER CANADA INC., Markham, ON
John Larsen, Chairman of the Board, Larsen & Shaw Limited, Walkerton, ON
Terry Malley, CEO, Malley Industries Inc., Dieppe, NB
Jeff Cockerton, General Manager, Manitex Liftking ULC., Vaughan, ON
Rory McAlpine, Senior Vice President, Government & Industry Relations, Maple Leaf Foods, Mississauga, ON
Rob Wildeboer, Executive Chairman, Martinrea International Inc., Vaughan, ON
Cenzino Docimo, President, Micrometric Jig-boring & Jig-grinding Ltd., Scarborough, ON
Rick Johannesson, General Manager, Milligan Biofuels Inc., Foam Lake, SK
Tom Kishchuk, President & CEO, Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems Canada Ltd., Saskatoon, SK
Wayne Molto, President, MM Plastic(Mfg.) Company Inc., Mississauga, ON
Roy Cook, President & CEO, Monarch Industries Limited, Winnipeg, MB
Patrick Oland, Chief Financial Officer, Moosehead Breweries Ltd, Saint John, NB
Eduard Hausot, President, Northern Steel Ltd., Prince George, BC
Todd Karran, President and CEO, NOVA Chemicals, Calgary, AB
Kevin Ernst, General Manager, Oakville Stamping & Bending, Oakville, ON
Paul Irvine, CEO, Plexpack Corp., Toronto, ON
Steve Nolan, Vice President Sales and Operations, Plitron Manufacturing Inc., Toronto, ON
Stephen Emmerson, President & CEO, PolyCello, Amherst, NS
Patrick Bertrand, Tax Director, Pratt & Whitney Canada Corp., Longueuil, QC
Glenn Cunningham, Clarkson-Osborn Tools Ltd., President, Brampton, ON
Gerry Price, Ph. D., P. Eng., FCAE, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Price Industries Limited, Winnipeg, MB
Gerry Price, Ph. D., P. Eng., FCAE, Chairman, Price Mechanical Limited, Winnipeg, MB
Oswald Dejaco, Vice President - head of competence center utility vehicles, PRINOTH LTÉE, Granby, QC
Robert Hattin, CEO, ProVantage Automation Corp, Ancaster, ON
Michael Bourque, President and CEO, Railway Association of Canada, Ottawa, ON
R C Morrison, President, RC Management, Burlington, ON
Michael Mclaughlin, Vice President Business Development, Roxul Inc., Milton, ON
Gordon Brown, Controller, Roxul Inc., Milton, ON
Jozef Kulcar, Plant Manager, Samco Machinery, Toronto, ON
Daniel Peloquin, Senior Advisor, Schneider Electric Canada, Toronto, ON
John Schuller, Owner, Schuller Machine & Tool Ltd., Toronto, ON
Scott Amano, Chief Financial Officer, Seed Hawk Inc., Langbank, SK
Rocco Delvecchio, Vice President, Government Affairs, Siemens Canada, Oakville, ON
Dan Ferko, President, Sirco Machinery Company Limited, Toronto, ON
George Groumoutis, CEO, Sky Blue Water Inc, Winnipeg, MB
Doug Noftall, President, SKYLINE MONTRÉAL , Lachine, QC
Ian Bullen, President, Small World Inc., Vancouver, BC
Jason Smith, VP, Smith Snack Service, Norman's Cove, NL
Jeff McCuaig, CFO, Sprinrite Limited Partnership, Listowel, ON
Rhonda Barnet, VP Finance, Steelworks Design, Peterborough, ON
Dave Shaw, Owner and Director, Taurus Stampings Inc., London, ON
David McHattie, VP - Institutional Relations, Canada, Tenaris, Sault Ste. Marie, ON; Calgary, AB; Nisku, AB,
John Saksun, President, The Queensway Machine Products Ltd, Toronto, ON
Bill Paterson, Director Finance and Administration, Trudell Medical International, London, ON
Mark Pickard, Vice President & General Manager, Trudell Medical International, London, ON
Gerry Price, Ph. D., P. Eng., FCAE, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Twa Panel Systems Inc., Nisku, AB
Cristina Falcone, VP, Public Affairs, UPS Canada, Mississauga, ON
André Granger, President and General Manager, Westeel, Winnipeg, MB; Saskatoon, SK; Tisdale, SK; Olds, AB,
Lorraine Royer, ‎Manager, Stakeholder and Corporate Relations, Williams Energy (Canada). Inc., Calgary, AB
David A. Johns, Vice President, Winpak Ltd., Winnipeg, MB
Chris Hergott, VP Operations, XL Tool Inc., Kitchener, ON

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