MPP John Garretsen to make Funding Announcement at ESG

Support from the Ontario Government has helped ESG Solutions expand into new market areas and create jobs faster than expected in Kingston.  John Gerretsen was on hand at the ESG Headquarters in Kingston today to announce that the company was successfully awarded a grant through the Eastern Ontario Development Fund (EODF) to help support activities in a new market area for the company and create 12 new jobs in Kingston. 

ESG received a previous EODF grant in February, 2011 to help the company expand its operations and create 28 jobs.  ESG is a shining example of how such funding can stimulate growth and success for local companies. 

Founded in 1993, ESG has experienced rapid growth in the last three years and is a world-leading provider of products and services used to monitor microseismic activity in the oil & gas, mining and geotechnical industries. 

Quotes:

"This partnership between our government and ESG Solutions will secure quality jobs for Kingston's workers while setting the stage for new hires and economic growth.  We're proud to work together with this company to position Kingston as a major research and development centre for microseismic monitoring solutions."

-- John Gerretsen, MPP for Kingston and the Islands and Attorney General for the Province of Ontario

"ESG is an excellent example of a research and development company that has chosen to operate in Kingston yet undertakes business on a global scale."

--Jeff Garrah, Chief Executive Officer, Kingston Economic Development Corporation

"The support from the Government of Ontario is helping us to expand our workforce and support our new service initiative.  Our rapid growth means that we are on track to hire our projected number of new employees one full year ahead of schedule.  By expanding our workforce, we are able to develop our operational and logistical capacity, meet growing demand for our products and services and ultimately better serve our global clients."

-- Ken Arnold, CEO, ESG Solutions

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