Cornwall Ontario – Stormont-Dundas-South Glengarry Member of Parliament Guy Lauzon today congratulated local Cornwall business Sigmapoint Technologies Inc. on being awarded an important subcontract for the federal government.
“This is definitely good economic news for Cornwall and Eastern Ontario. It is great to see local jobs supported through federal government contracting right here in our community”, said MP Guy Lauzon.
The Honourable Diane Finley, Minister of Public Works and Government Services announced Friday the award of a $137.8-million contract to General Dynamics Canada of Ottawa for upgrades to the Canadian Armed Forces’ combat net radios and vehicle interface units. This contract will ensure that more than 140 skilled workers will remain on the job in both Ontario and Alberta.
More specifically, Sigmapoint Technologies of Cornwall has been subcontracted to manufacture the circuit boards for the units. The project will ensure local jobs are maintained in the local community.
SigmaPoint Technologies is an Electronic Manufacturing Services (EMS) partner supplying end-to-end assembly services for intricate electronic products within the computer, telecommunications, defence, alternative energy, medical, industrial, and transportation markets.
Combat net radios are used in all armoured vehicles and personnel carriers for transmitting and receiving tactical voice and data communications on all army operations and training missions. Vehicle interface units are amplifiers that boost the signal from the radio, thereby increasing their communication range.
The Government of Canada is committed to creating jobs and economic growth, and to leveraging the economic benefits of contracts like this one through the Industrial and Regional Benefits Policy. This policy ensures that companies awarded defence and security contracts conduct high quality and advanced technology business activities in Canada, equal to contract value.
This contract is another example of the Government of Canada’s commitment to the Canadian Armed Forces, while supporting Canadian manufacturing, skills and ingenuity and jobs.