Javelin Technologies Creates Good Tech Jobs In Oakville: McGuinty Government Highlights Support Of More Than 4,350 Jobs In The Region

Ontario Government Ministry of Economic Development and Trade Press Release

Oakville-based Javelin Technologies has become a leader in the high-tech computer industry while creating good jobs for Ontario families.

Javelin helps Canadian design and manufacturing companies implement 3D design technology, which produces a digital model and a 3D prototype that customers can actually hold in their hand.

Javelin Technologies provides more than 50 Ontarians with good jobs having added 10 new staff over the past 18 months.  The business will move to a new technology centre in April 2011 and plans to hire another five employees. The company started with two employees in 1997 and received expertise and resources from the Small Business Enterprise Centre in Halton region, supported by the province.

Ontario has also invested $100-million investment in Ford of Canada’s $1.1-billion state-of-the art flex manufacturing plant in 2004, keeping 4,200 jobs in Oakville.  And the province supported Fifth Light Technologies Ltd. of Oakville, a lighting technology company that produces sustainable electricity solutions, with a grant of $3.75-million – which will create 86 jobs and support 14 existing jobs.

Partnering with businesses supports the province’s five-year Open Ontario plan to create new job opportunities and promote economic growth.

 

QUOTES

“Javelin Technologies offers a unique and innovative product that is helping to transform today’s students into tomorrow’s engineers, providing good jobs for Ontarians.”
— Sandra Pupatello, Minister of Economic Development and Trade

“I congratulate Javelin Technologies on their steady growth over the past several years.  This is the type of home-grown success story that our community can be proud of.”
— Kevin Flynn, MPP for Oakville 

“3D design makes our auto parts industry, especially tool, die and mould makers, more competitive in the global market. The production of digital models and 3D prototypes is the future of manufacturing.” 
— John Carlan, Managing Director, Javelin Technologies Inc.

 

 

QUICK FACTS

  • Javelin employees support more than 2,100 manufacturing customers in Ontario to become more innovative and competitive, plus 50 educational institutions.
  • Small Business Enterprise Centres (SBEC) have helped 13,600 Ontarians find jobs in the past year. 
  • As a result of the province’s tax changes, taxes on business investment were cut in half, making Ontario more competitive and encouraging new business investments.
  • Ontario has recovered 95 per cent of all jobs lost during the global economic recession, compared to 12 per cent in the United States, 15 per cent in Japan and 35 per cent in the UK.

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For more information:

Leigh-Ann Popek
Minister's Office
416-325-0362

Eric Shapiro
Communications Branch
416-325-6698

ontario.ca/economy-news

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Sandra Pupatello, Minister of Economic Development and Trade, Kevin Flynn, MPP for Oakville

Sandra Pupatello, Minister of Economic Development and Trade, and Kevin Flynn, MPP for Oakville (second from left), along with the Javelin team and 3D digital models.

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