American protectionism: Couillard gives the example of Motrec

The difficult context of commercial relations with the United States played a big role in the Quebec premier’s visit to Sherbrooke on Thursday morning.
P hilippe Couillard toured the plant Motrec International in Gene-H.-Kruger industrial park.

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Part of the solution to counter the decisions of the US administration is to have local supply chains to the finished product, we have a good example here today, “he said. mentionned.

Mr. Couillard, accompanied by MPs from the Sherbrooke region, denounced the negative attitude of the Trump administration with Canada, its long-standing business partner.

Motrec, an industrial electric vehicle manufacturer, is an exporting company that sells 80 percent of its products to our neighbors to the south.

Blair McIntosh, President and CEO of Motrec International, says he hopes the Prime Minister will visit Washington soon.

Philippe Couillard will denounce the protectionist measures of Donald Trump in the United States next week. The Premier will be in Washington on June 26 for a series of meetings with elected officials and US government officials before delivering a speech in New York on June 28.

The significant growth of the Motrec Company in recent years and the lack of space in its current facilities have motivated it to launch the construction of a new plant at the intersection of Portland Boulevard and Robert Street. -Boyd.

The plant and offices will have a total area of ​​approximately 70,000 square feet, thereby tripling the company’s current production capacity. The project represents investments of nearly $ 10 million.

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