The provincial government has provided $84,000 in a repayable loan to GFI Composites Limited to support the establishment of a production facility in Milton that will manufacture bathtub and shower units, it was announced today.
A new release states that GFI Composites Limited, a manufacturer of fibreglass products, has established a bathtub and shower unit production facility which will manufacture one and three piece bathtub and shower units in the former Milton Fibreglass facility.
“With this investment, GFI Composites Limited will be Atlantic Canada’s first manufacturer of fibreglass bathtub and shower units, a product that is in high demand as a result of the strong construction industry in the province,” said Keith Hutchings, Minister of Innovation, Business and Rural Development.
“GFI identified an opportunity in the market for local product, and have expanded their product line.”
GFI Composites Limited is scheduled to have new bathtub and shower units on the market by the end of September, with product available throughout the province at home renovation and supply stores.
“We estimate that there is huge market potential for this product and seeing that bathtub and shower kits are so easily damaged during transportation, and expensive to ship, we are looking forward to providing a competitive, high quality product,” said Patrick Galway Owner/Operator, GFI Composites Limited.