Cornwall & The Counties Community Futures Development Corporation

Approved EODP Projects 2016-2017


Business Development Stream

Beyond 21

Beyond 21

Funding summary: Assisted in the development of a strategic plan and marketing tool which will allow Beyond 21 to transition from a program based organization to a support system for all individuals 21 and older with a developmental disability. The costs related to the project include consultant fees for a Strategic Plan development, a Program development and a Brand Strategy development. Beyond 21 is a support program for developmental disabilities 21 years of age and older. Beyond 21 offers a structured program on a daily basis, Monday to Friday, where young adults can continue to build on their skills. This project will allow the organization to grow and better serve individuals with developmental disabilities, their families, and the community.

Outcome: Expansion of their services and programs. The project will allow the organization to increase funding and increase staff long term. This project will also create 3 new jobs and maintain 3 jobs.

Project cost: $ 81,681 / EODP $ 18,000


Cedar Ridge Designs Inc.

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Funding summary: Funding to assist with the expansion of their manufacturing facility as well as purchasing new equipment, hiring new staff, and developing and implementing a Smart Technology based production process.  This will allow the business to enhance their productivity and increase their annual sales by 15%.  Cedar Ridge Designs specialized in custom cabinetry and woodworking for residential homes, and commercial spaces throughout Eastern Ontario.  The innovative technology will also allow them to streamline their processes above industry standards.

Outcome: Expand the business by increasing production and increasing staff long-term. This project will also create 2 new jobs and maintain 12 jobs.

Project cost: $ 387,450/ EODP $ 30,000


Code Heroes

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Funding summary: Funding to assist with the cost of launching an innovation lab in Cornwall that would offer courses and services to members of the community.  The first of its kind in Cornwall, the business would provide courses about everything from coding to graphic design, robotics programming and game design.  The costs related to the project include salary for hiring an administrative assistant.  Code Heroes is a nonprofit initiative designed to bring equal-opportunity technology and innovation classes to the community of Cornwall and surrounding areas. This project will allow this start-up to enhance their market and expand their services.

Outcome: Expand their services and hire additional staff.  Help businesses use technology to best serve their customers. This project will also create 1 new job.

Project cost: $ 11,965 /   EODP $ 4,271


Eckel Industries

Funding summary: Funding to assists with hiring a consultant to identify and put into place new policies and procedures in order to obtain ISO accreditation.  The costs related to the project include consultant fees.  Eckel Industries has been at the forefront of acoustical development for over sixty years. Throughout this period of time, Eckel has provided state of the art acoustical test facilities and noise control products for a wide variety of applications. This particular accreditation will allow the business to expand their North American Market and take advantage of growing European, Asian, and Middle Eastern demands.

Outcome: Enhance their services and expand into new markets.  Increase the sustainability of the business. This project will also create 2 new jobs and maintain 21 jobs.

Project cost: $ 42,750  /   EODP $ 10,000


Fauxmagerie Zengarry

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Funding summary: Funding to assist with the business expansion and relocation to a rental facility on Main Street. The new commercial facility will provide the space required to increase production in the upcoming years, and allows room for expansion over the next 5 years. The project also includes hiring new production staff and a kitchen manager.  Zengarry produces dairy free cheese from cashew nuts. The company was founded in 2013 and is located in Alexandria. The project will allow the owner to shift her focus to business management, sales and marketing and product development and away from day to day production tasks.

Outcome: Respond to increased demand.  Expand into large grocery chains and participate in trade shows and food festivals. This project will also create 2 new jobs and maintain 2 jobs.

Project cost: $ 103,382 / EODP $ 27,000


Installation Deliveries Plus

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Funding summary: Funding to assist with retrofit of the previous Nestle Plant in Chesterville and relocating their HQ from Ottawa.  The costs associated with the project include equipment and renovations as well as consultant fees.  The company will be relocating their employees from Ottawa and Kingston into their new facilities.  The company is also looking to rent out over 15,000 sq.ft. of space available at the plant for other companies, manufacturers and businesses.  IDP Group Inc. is a respected, active and growing furniture installation and project management company for the past 12 years. Communication, organization and a commitment to deadlines are key to the company’s success.  This project will allow the business to expand their production and increase revenue with rental opportunities.

Outcome: Increase production, efficiency and hire more staff long term.  Create rental opportunities for small businesses. This project will also create 12 new jobs and maintain 10 jobs.

Project cost: $ 365,287 / EODP $ 70,000


KBD Transportation

Funding summary: Funding to assist with the business expansion by adding an additional 15 tractor-trailer units. Of the 15 units, 5 will be company trucks, and 10 will be Owner-Operator trucks. The related costs to the project include salaries for the company truck drivers and support staff. KBD Transportation is a family business, founded in 1994, that specializes primarily in short-to-medium cross-border freight movements throughout Ontario, Quebec and the eastern and central United States.  The project will allow the business to respond to increased demand and increase their profit margin over the next year.

Outcome: Respond to increased demand.  Lower operational cost and enhance sustainability.  This project will also create 8 new jobs and maintain 19 jobs.

Project cost: $ 355,000 / EODP $ 50,729


Kenda Bathware

Kenda

Funding summary: Assisted with the cost related to a new business start-up. The costs related to the project include: salaries, marketing and equipment. Kenda Bathware Inc is a new start-up company that will both manufacture and supply bathroom product. The manufacturing arm will specialize in the production of acrylic bathtubs and showers for new construction and also renovation. The supplier arm of the business will offer sinks, vanities, toilets, shower doors and also gelcoat fiberglass showers to complete. The business will be located in the Industrial Park in Long Sault.

Outcome: Create a new manufacturing plant. Become a leader in acrylic manufacturing. The project will create 6 new jobs.

Project cost: $ 386,360 / EODP $ 30,000


Laminacorr

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Funding summary: Funding to assist with the cost of renovating their office space & installing a new ERP system.  The costs related to the project include consultant fees (contract with BDC) and renovations.  This project will allow the company to increase their sales, meet increased demands, and continue to implement their Lean Manufacturing Training. Laminacorr fabricate sheets of corrugated plastic followed by a lamination process.  The company was founded in 1998 and is located in Cornwall. This will also allow the company to increase sustainability and continue to grow.

Outcome: Create a new manufacturing plant. Become a leader in acrylic manufacturing. The project will create 6 new jobs.

Project cost: $ 298,000 / EODP $ 40,000


Laplante Poultry

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Funding summary: Funding to assist with their expansion. The project will also create a new value chain by contracting local bio-digesters to handle waste materials and therefore reducing the companies cost of waste management.  The costs associated to the project include new equipment for a new production line and refrigeration system.  Laplante Poultry is a chicken processing plant, located in Monkland. This project will allow the business to expand their production time and enhance productivity.

Outcome: Increase efficiency, production and hire more staff long term.  Reduce waste disposal cost by contracting local bio-digesters to handle waste materials. This project will also create 15 new jobs and maintain 18 jobs.

Project cost: $ 555,500 / EODP $ 70,000


Community Innovation Stream

Launch Lab

Funding summary: Their objective is to support entrepreneurs and their companies in partnerships with the Cornwall & the Counties CFDC and the Cornwall Business Enterprise Centre. Their target is to be onsite two days per month with one EIR to serve existing clients and attract new clients. The costs related to the project include travel expenses and consultant fees. Launch Lab is a one-stop shop for technology based startups and growing companies.  They provide a wide variety of services, such as one-on-one coaching and mentoring, market intelligence reports, workshops and education, etc.

Outcome:  Provide coaching and mentoring to a wide variety of clients.  Track and report job creation/retention, investment and customer traction.  Collaborate and build referral relationships with funding partners in the area.

Project cost: $ 100,000 /   EODP $ 20,000


Cornwall Regional Airport (Township of South Glengarry & City of Cornwall)

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Funding summary: Funding to assist with the cost of developing a Business Plan and Opportunity Analysis for the Cornwall Regional Airport. The Township of South Glengarry and the City of Cornwall have partnered together in order to fund this plan.  The cost related to the project include hiring a consultant. This plan will include a review of the current governance structure, a cost analysis and recommendations on further investments opportunities.

Outcome:  Develop a cost effective ways of managing the airport, and other revenue opportunities.

Project cost: $ 60,000 /   EODP $ 22,000


Cornwall & Area Chamber of Commerce

Funding summary: Funding to assist with the cost of creating a Rewards Program for Chamber Members.  Participating businesses and staff members will receive discounts or rewards when shopping at other participating businesses.  The costs include marketing & promotional materials.  This new program will encourage B2B transactions and increase buy local initiatives.  This will also allow the chamber to increase its membership and increase its visibility throughout the City.

Outcome: Create a revenue generating Rewards Program. Increase Chamber membership and visibility.  Encourage B2B and Buy Local initiatives.

Project cost: $ 10,076 /   EODP $ 4,504


United Counties SDG

United Counties of Stormont, Dundas & Glengarry - SDG

Funding summary: Funding to assist with the update and refresh of their current Economic Development Strategic Plan.  It will also include a refresh or development of a Strategic Plan for each of the 6 lower-tier municipalities.  The cost related to the project includes hiring a consultant.  The final report will guide the SDG Economic Development Departments for the next five years. The United Counties of Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry has existed since 1850 and serves its six local municipalities and over 65,000 residents.

Outcome: Identify economic development priorities.  Identify a clear direction and work plan for the region and the individual municipalities.

Project cost: $ 59,545 /   EODP $ 27,011


University for Cornwall, Akwesasne, & the United Counties of SDG

Funding summary: The objective is to hire a consultant to create a strategic plan and marketing strategy for the University Committee. The plan would include a feasibility study for the Cornwall Carleton University Centre; a fundraising strategy to raise $1.5M for an endowment fund; and a strategic implementation process that will help guide the committee in their next steps.

Outcome: Hire a consultant to deliver a strategic plan and marketing strategy.

Project cost: $ 59,857 /   EODP $ 26,485


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