Ottawa’s Dominis Engineering Ltd. is getting a $544,500 boost from Industry Canada for its latest research project, Industry Minister James Moore and Ottawa-Orleans MP Royal Galipeau announced Thursday.
The federal government is making the repayable contribution to the Canotek Road company as it looks to develop an innovative new production process for large naval propellers.
Dominis has been in business for nearly 30 years and recently supplied 20 propeller blades for Canadian patrol frigates.
The money announced Thursday will help Dominis increase efficiency and create larger markets for its products. It comes out of the Strategic Aerospace and Defence Initiative, aimed at helping firms develop new technology, attract and retain highly skilled workers, and collaborate with universities and colleges.