Canadian Manufacturer Expands Workforce

January 1, 2008
Companies

Atlantic All-Weather Windows Ltd., one of the largest window and door manufacturers in Eastern Canada, will create about 200 jobs at its new plant in Amherst, Nova Scotia. With the help of a business promotion agency, the Port Elgin, N.B.-based company will receive up to $1.2 million during the next five years for meeting
hiring targets.

Atlantic Windows, founded in 1983, already has strong market share in Nova Scotia and exports are growing into Quebec, Ontario, Bermuda, the Caribbean, Iceland and Spain.

The company is also developing markets for its hurricane-related products.

An investment attraction arm for the provincial government, Nova Scotia Business Inc. encourages companies to expand or establish locations in the area through its payroll rebate program.