Fort Erie company making air purification tech gets $2.5M from the province


Published January 21, 2022 at 4:23 pm

During the August ground-breaking for Abatement Technologies Limited in Fort Erie, company officials were joined by Niagara Falls MP Tony Baldinelli (second from left), Niagara Falls MPP Wayne Gates (third from left), Niagara Regional Chair Jim Bradley (centre) and Fort Erie Mayor Wayne Redekop, far right.

A Fort Erie business that will specialize in building hospital-grade HEPA filtration systems got a $2.5 million boost from the provincial government yesterday (January 20).

Abatement Technologies Limited, a family-owned business, got the cash from the government as part of the Ontario Together Fund. In August, when the official ground-breaking was held in Fort Erie, the world-renowned company announced its own $18 million investment and announced they were setting up its global headquarters in Fort Erie.

During yesterday’s virtual announcement, Vic Fedeli, Minister of Economic Development, Job Creation and Trade, said, “Through the Ontario Together Fund, our government is making strategic investments in domestic businesses with the ideas and solutions to help us through this pandemic.”

“Demand for Abatement Technologies’ products, including air purification systems for healthcare facilities and residential homes, has increased dramatically. With Ontario’s support, the company will be able to significantly expand its production and continue to enhance our resilience to any challenge while strengthening our economy.”

Niagara Falls MP Tony Baldinelli (whose riding also covered Niagara-on-the-Lake and Fort Erie) took part in the virtual news conference yesterday and said afterwards, “The investment will allow the company to purchase new equipment and expand its production capabilities of air purification systems and other products, in their new facility currently being built in Fort Erie.”

Justin Larsen, Abatement Technologies Limited Director of Marketing & Product Innovation, was happy with the government helping out.

“The support we have received through the Ontario Together Fund during our response to the COVID-19 pandemic has played an integral part in our ability to scale and respond to the dire needs of Ontario hospitals, long-term care facilities, and many other sensitive sites.”

Larsen added, “From pop-up testing sites to increased patient isolation capacity and making common areas safer, we feel our equipment is really making a difference. This expansion will allow us to continue to contribute to the fight against this pandemic and help prepare us for events like this in the future.”

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