The province of New Brunswick will assist SNC-Lavalin ProFac, one of Canada's largest facilities and operations management companies, with the relocation of its Customer Support Operations to the City of Campbellton, Premier Bernard Lord announced today.

      He was joined in the announcement by Marylynne Campbell, Executive Vice-President, SNC-Lavalin Group Inc., Hon. Margaret-Ann Blaney; Minister of Training Employment and Development and Hon. Peter Mesheau; Minister Business N.B. "This is a proud day for the city of Campbellton, and the province of New Brunswick," said Lord.

      Lord added "SNC-Lavalin ProFac is committed to create 85 to 100 jobs within its first year of operation. Its decision to relocate here speaks to the competitive, low-cost business environment to be found in our province, and the pool of skilled, educated workers available in the Campbellton region. We look forward to a long, successful partnership with SNC-Lavalin ProFac as it becomes part of the province's business community."

      The government of New Brunswick will provide SNC-Lavalin ProFac with a forgivable loan of $7,500 per job, through the Department of Business New Brunsiwck. The Regional Development Corporation will contribute up to $250,000 towards costs associated with the facility that SNC-Lavalin ProFac's new customer support centre will occupy.

      Mayor Mark Ramsay thanked all those involved in making this possible, namely: Premier Lord and the government of New Brunswick, Entreprise Restigouche, New Brunswick Community College, and his own City Council.

      Mayor Ramsay also took the opportunity to thank Premier Lord and the government of New Brunswick for making the roads of this area part of the Trans-Canada Highway, hoping that it will bring funds to make the roads in our area better and safer.

      Along with a lit up photo of the Van Horne bridge, yesterday being Premier Lord's birthday, a cake was presented to him by mayor Ramsay's secretary, Brenda Letourneau, on the Mayor's behalf. Keepsakes were also presented to Hon. Mesheau, Hon. Blaney and Ms Campbell.

      The SNC-Lavalin ProFac operation is expected to open by January 1, 2006.

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