Published on April 6th, 2018 | by OBN News
Silversmith Brewing recipient of $400k government fundingTweet
Niagara-on-the-Lake – The Ontario Government through the Southwestern Ontario Development Fund is helping bolster an expansion at Silvermith Brewing Co. in Virgil with a $400,000 grant.
The brewery itself committed $3,660,800 to purchase new equipment and expand production capacity while hiring an additional 10 people.
“I am pleased that investments from the Southwestern Ontario Development Fund are helping to strengthen the local economy in Niagara Region. Silversmith Brewing Company brings a wealth of character and charm to the region, and this partnership will contribute to our community’s continued prosperity,” said Jim Bradley, MPP for St. Catharines who was on site at the brewery today for the announcement.
Chris Pontsioen, Silversmith President and CEO said, “This expansion represents a new and exciting chapter unfolding at Silversmith Brewing Company. The investment announced today will increase our capacity to drive economic growth in our community. We are thankful to the Ontario government, and thrilled that we will continue to serve our customers a wonderful experience and great beer.”