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Province announces $1.9 million for Ajax aerospace company

AJAX — An aerospace company with facilities in Ajax is flying high after the Province of Ontario announced a $1.9 million investment in the company.

The money comes from the Innovation Demonstration Fund and Messier-Dowty, which manufactures landing gear at its Ajax plant, will match the funds and put it towards developing a more environmentally friendly process for applying and removing chemical coatings to landing gear.

The Ajax plant is currently owned by France-based Messier-Bugatti-Dowty, and Messier Dowty Inc. president Bryan Teed said the Ajax plant has a 62-year history in town. He said the company has long been associated with cutting edge technology, pointing out it manufactured the landing gear for the Avro Arrow. Looking to the future, the company is manufacturing the landing gear for the Boeing 787 Dreamliner.



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