THUNDER BAY – “With support of NOHFC, Sumac Forest Information Services Ltd purchased two 3D photogrammetric workstations and software. With the purchase of this equipment, four new full-time positions have been created. Combined, the equipment purchase and newly created jobs, have allowed Sumac to successfully enter a new and growing market segment,” stated Todd Domney, Managing Partner – Sumac Forest Information Services Ltd.
With support from the Province, Sumac Forest Information Services Ltd. has purchased new equipment and software, and hired four full-time employees to handle increased business. The Thunder Bay company specializes in the design of comprehensive field data collection programs that help clients more accurately measure timber quantity, quality and location.
“Our ongoing and increased funding from the Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation continues to yield success. Small business is the backbone of the economy, and today’s announcement will help establish and grow two additional small businesses in Thunder Bay,” stated Bill Mauro, MPP for Thunder Bay-Atikokan.
Provincial support is also allowing Amanda’s Green Barn equestrian operation in Kakabeka Falls to expand. A new indoor riding area, additional box stalls, tack and feeding rooms will increase the business’s capacity to board horses and provide riding lessons.
“This funding has helped Amanda’s Green Barn by allowing us to finish our barn expansion sooner than expected. This allowed us to focus more energy on teaching children of all ages great horsemanship skills – encouraging respect, responsibility and confidence,” commented Amanda Kine, Owner – Amanda’s Green Barn, Kakabeka Falls.