By Marianne Curtis
A RM of Reynolds business recently received a major funding boost thanks to the federal government and Canada’s Economic Action Plan.
On March 4, Berger Peat Moss Inc, which is located in Hadashville received Federal funding of $1,072,763 through the Community Adjustment Fund (CAF) as part of Canada’s Economic Action Plan.
Denis Lebel, director of Operations from Berger Peat Moss says his company will invest the money into local operation improvements.
“Berger Peat Moss is investing in the Hadashville plant to enhance our production capacity and become more competitive while ensuring a long term relationship with the community,” says Lebel. “This will enhance current operations and create job opportunities.”
According to Lebel, Berger will construct storage pads; build field access roads and open bog areas; implement the Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism (C-TPAT) program; enhance screening equipment in the plant; and purchase loading and field harvester operating equipment.
Berger Peat Moss which originated fromQuebecopened the operation in Hadashville in 2008. The company invested $6 million in an operation to harvest and sell peat moss while bringing twenty new jobs into the area.
For almost 50 years,Berger Peat Moss, Ltd. has been harvesting peat moss inQuebecand later in 1986, harvesting began in New Brunswick. The company provides services to professional growers in over 15 countries.
Provencher MP Vic Toews was in Hadashville recently to announce the $1 million investment to Denis Lebel of Berger Peat Moss.