Local firm gets $750,000 grant

News Sep 10, 2009 Ancaster News

An Ancaster company that helps mining firms around the world strike oil, gold and diamonds has secured a $750,000 windfall from the federal government.

Activation Laboratories, Ltd., a company that provides contract analytical services for a range of industries including mining and petroleum, is receiving funds from the National Research Council Industrial Research Assistance Program.

Minister of State Gary Goodyear joined MP David Sweet and Activation president Dr. Eric Hoffman at the Sept. 4 announcement at Activation’s facility in the Ancaster Business Park.

The funding will assist research and development for the company’s mineral liberation analysis lab.

Mr. Goodyear said the funding is part of the Conservative government’s $45 million commitment through the Federal Economic Adjustment Fund, designed to stimulate the economy and job creation in Southern Ontario.

Mr. Goodyear did not confirm the program will continue if the government is defeated in a possible fall election. But he said the money is already being distributed and funding will continue to flow this year to small and medium firms in industries ranging from technology to health care, wineries and more.

“I can tell you Canadians don’t want an election,” said Mr. Goodyear. “I’m here to create job opportunities for Canadians. (Liberal leader Michael) Ignatieff is here to create jobs for himself.”

Mr. Hoffman took Mr. Goodyear on a brief tour of the Activation lab on Sandhill Drive, one of three buildings the company operates in the Ancaster Business Park. Mr. Hoffman said Activation is a world leader in soil gas hydrocarbons technology. Known as the Actlabs group of companies, Activation has locations in the U. S., Australia, Europe, Peru, Mongolia, Greenland and Venezuela.

Mr. Hoffman said Activation already has some of the world’s most advanced

testing equipment for mineral liberation analysis. By analyzing oil deposits near the ground’s surface, the company can locate gem and mineral deposits thousands of metres underground. The new funding will support continued research and development.

“It’s an ongoing project with about four people involved,” Mr. Hoffman said.

Activation has held offices in Ancaster for 21 years. The company has 180 Canadian employees, including 130 in Ancaster, and 400 employees worldwide.

Local firm gets $750,000 grant

News Sep 10, 2009 Ancaster News

An Ancaster company that helps mining firms around the world strike oil, gold and diamonds has secured a $750,000 windfall from the federal government.

Activation Laboratories, Ltd., a company that provides contract analytical services for a range of industries including mining and petroleum, is receiving funds from the National Research Council Industrial Research Assistance Program.

Minister of State Gary Goodyear joined MP David Sweet and Activation president Dr. Eric Hoffman at the Sept. 4 announcement at Activation’s facility in the Ancaster Business Park.

The funding will assist research and development for the company’s mineral liberation analysis lab.

Mr. Goodyear said the funding is part of the Conservative government’s $45 million commitment through the Federal Economic Adjustment Fund, designed to stimulate the economy and job creation in Southern Ontario.

Mr. Goodyear did not confirm the program will continue if the government is defeated in a possible fall election. But he said the money is already being distributed and funding will continue to flow this year to small and medium firms in industries ranging from technology to health care, wineries and more.

“I can tell you Canadians don’t want an election,” said Mr. Goodyear. “I’m here to create job opportunities for Canadians. (Liberal leader Michael) Ignatieff is here to create jobs for himself.”

Mr. Hoffman took Mr. Goodyear on a brief tour of the Activation lab on Sandhill Drive, one of three buildings the company operates in the Ancaster Business Park. Mr. Hoffman said Activation is a world leader in soil gas hydrocarbons technology. Known as the Actlabs group of companies, Activation has locations in the U. S., Australia, Europe, Peru, Mongolia, Greenland and Venezuela.

Mr. Hoffman said Activation already has some of the world’s most advanced

testing equipment for mineral liberation analysis. By analyzing oil deposits near the ground’s surface, the company can locate gem and mineral deposits thousands of metres underground. The new funding will support continued research and development.

“It’s an ongoing project with about four people involved,” Mr. Hoffman said.

Activation has held offices in Ancaster for 21 years. The company has 180 Canadian employees, including 130 in Ancaster, and 400 employees worldwide.

Local firm gets $750,000 grant

News Sep 10, 2009 Ancaster News

An Ancaster company that helps mining firms around the world strike oil, gold and diamonds has secured a $750,000 windfall from the federal government.

Activation Laboratories, Ltd., a company that provides contract analytical services for a range of industries including mining and petroleum, is receiving funds from the National Research Council Industrial Research Assistance Program.

Minister of State Gary Goodyear joined MP David Sweet and Activation president Dr. Eric Hoffman at the Sept. 4 announcement at Activation’s facility in the Ancaster Business Park.

The funding will assist research and development for the company’s mineral liberation analysis lab.

Mr. Goodyear said the funding is part of the Conservative government’s $45 million commitment through the Federal Economic Adjustment Fund, designed to stimulate the economy and job creation in Southern Ontario.

Mr. Goodyear did not confirm the program will continue if the government is defeated in a possible fall election. But he said the money is already being distributed and funding will continue to flow this year to small and medium firms in industries ranging from technology to health care, wineries and more.

“I can tell you Canadians don’t want an election,” said Mr. Goodyear. “I’m here to create job opportunities for Canadians. (Liberal leader Michael) Ignatieff is here to create jobs for himself.”

Mr. Hoffman took Mr. Goodyear on a brief tour of the Activation lab on Sandhill Drive, one of three buildings the company operates in the Ancaster Business Park. Mr. Hoffman said Activation is a world leader in soil gas hydrocarbons technology. Known as the Actlabs group of companies, Activation has locations in the U. S., Australia, Europe, Peru, Mongolia, Greenland and Venezuela.

Mr. Hoffman said Activation already has some of the world’s most advanced

testing equipment for mineral liberation analysis. By analyzing oil deposits near the ground’s surface, the company can locate gem and mineral deposits thousands of metres underground. The new funding will support continued research and development.

“It’s an ongoing project with about four people involved,” Mr. Hoffman said.

Activation has held offices in Ancaster for 21 years. The company has 180 Canadian employees, including 130 in Ancaster, and 400 employees worldwide.