Business New Brunswick

Government supports New Brunswick manufacturing company (09/10/09)

NB 1528

Oct. 9, 2009

CENTREVILLE (CNB) - The provincial government is helping B.W.S. Manufacturing Ltd. maintain 40 full-time jobs at its Centreville facility, Minister of Business New Brunswick Victor Boudreau announced today.

"I'm proud to help this New Brunswick company get access to credit in these difficult financial times," said Boudreau. "B.W.S. Manufacturing provides innovative solutions for customers who need customized flatbed trailers for industrial trucking. This assistance will help ensure the future success of this company."

The province is providing a $565,000 term loan as working capital to help the company maintain its workforce, which includes welders, machinists, painters and labourers.

The Carleton County-based company was founded by Burney McDougall in 1967, and purchased by his son, Randall, in 1993. The company designs and manufactures a wide range of trailers - including some patented products - for a variety of industries, including oil fields; construction; equipment and machinery-moving; forestry; road-building; and private contracting industries.

"Our business has built a solid reputation for providing an excellent product that stands up to the demands of on- and off-road conditions throughout North America, for all transportation requirements," said McDougall, B.W.S. Manufacturing CEO. "With this help from the provincial government, we can continue manufacturing trailers designed to meet our customers' expectations of high performance, quality and service."

"As we look to a self-sufficient future, making strategic investments in local businesses is critical for job maintenance and business growth," said Boudreau. "By investing in this company we are investing in the future of manufacturing in New Brunswick."

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MEDIA CONTACTS: Ashley Bursey, communications, Business New Brunswick, 506-453-2694, ashley.bursey@gnb.ca; Randall McDougall, CEO, B.W.S. Manufacturing Ltd., 506-276-4567.

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