Investment in expansion of Bathurst electric motor repair company

BATHURST (GNB) – Rogers Electric and Machine in Bathurst is undertaking a $3-million expansion and creating five new jobs with support from the provincial government.

“Economic growth and job creation are major components of your government’s multi-year economic growth plan,” said Economic Development Minister Francine Landry, who is also the minister responsible for Opportunities NB. “It is great to have a New Brunswick-based company reinvest in its home province. Rogers Electric and Machine has shown it is an innovative and driven company that is positioned for growth.”

The expansion will increase the company’s factory space to 2,973 square metres (32,000 square feet), and create new full-time jobs for millwrights, machinists, industrial electricians and sales personnel.

“As Rogers Electric continues to grow, we are extremely pleased to be doing so in co-operation with our partners in the provincial government,” said company president and CEO Todd Morrison. “This expansion will allow us to service more clients across the country and to employ more skilled tradespeople right here in Bathurst. This is a great day for this region and a great day for the Rogers Electric family.”

To support this growth, the company is eligible for a $396,000 non-repayable contribution from Opportunities NB, which is a Crown corporation that seeks to attract and support opportunities to grow the economy and create jobs. It provides support services for businesses across the province. The Regional Development Corporation will also invest $264,000 as a non-repayable contribution through the Northern New Brunswick Economic Development and Innovation Fund.

It is estimated that creating these five new jobs would add $1.4 million in direct GDP growth for the province over a three-year period.

Rogers Electric and Machine currently employs 32 New Brunswickers and serves clients in New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Newfoundland and Labrador, Prince Edward Island and Quebec.