SLEP hears from Imtex Membranes Corp. and NGen Canada at 2019 Annual General Meeting

The Sarnia-Lambton Economic Partnership hosted its Annual General Meeting on Tuesday, June 17 with more than 70 people in attendance.

Headlined by addresses from Imtex Membranes Corp. President, Karlis Vasarais, and NGen Canada Director of Collaboration, Jenn MacLean, attendees at the Annual General Meeting received an update on the direction of the Sarnia-Lambton Economic Partnership’s strategic plan as well as information on how Imtex Membranes and NGen Canada are contributing to industry in the region.

In January of 2019, Imtex Membranes Corp. announced plans to build a demonstration for their patented gas separation process called Permylene site at the Bio-Industrial Park Sarnia.

At the Economic Partnership’s AGM, Vasarais noted the Sarnia-Lambton area’s proximity to global trading routes, skilled and diverse workforce, infrastructure availability and network of global industry stakeholders as part of why the Mississauga based company chose Sarnia for its demonstration site.

To learn more about Imtex Membranes Corp. click HERE.

Representing Canada’s Advanced Manufacturing Supercluster, NGen Canada provided the crowd with information on up to $190 million in funding for collaborative advanced manufacturing projects and the potential benefit of this funding to companies in the Sarnia-Lambton area who are closely interconnected with the petrochemical and biochemical industries.

MacLean also encouraged companies in the Sarnia-Lambton area to consider free membership in the Advanced Manufacturing Supercluster and to bring forward applications for collaborative projects.

To learn more about NGen Canada and its funding programs click HERE.

“The Economic Partnership is pleased to be able to host Mr. Vasarais and Mrs. MacLean at our Annual General Meeting and we believe their knowledge of the hybrid chemistry and advanced manufacturing worlds can be a great asset to many of the businesses in the Sarnia-Lambton area,” said Stephen Thompson, CEO of the Economic Partnership.

“We look forward to future events and Annual General Meetings where we can continue to provide this high level of speakers to the businesses and residents of the Sarnia-Lambton area as we continue to work on sustained economic growth,” he added.

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