Sault Ste. Marie news: Local business get over $100k for new equipment

A Sault Ste. Marie based mostly customized printing and embroidery enterprise was capable of purchase a half-million greenback piece of kit due to an funding from the Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Company (NOHFC).

SK Group is displaying off their new direct-to-garment (DTG) machine, a Kornit Storm HD6.

Firm officers referred to as the machine “the way forward for garment printing.”

The province supplied greater than $112,000 for the acquisition of the brand new machine.

Sherry Berlinghoff is the president of SK Group and mentioned the funding was large for bringing within the new machine.

“NOHFC’s assist in us buying this machine has been phenomenal. With out it, it will have taken us rather a lot longer to get to this spot,” mentioned Berlinghoff

“With the funding it’s actually pushed us to have the ability to get this transferring for the north method faster than we might have been capable of do.”

The brand new DTG machine permits clients to submit a picture on-line and inside a minute, the system can have the intricate design on a shirt.

It additionally does not require the cost for separate colors, like conventional garment printing.

Sault-area MPP Ross Romano was available for the announcement, on behalf of Greg Rickford, the Minister accountable for NOHFC.

He mentioned it was superb to see the brand new machine at work first hand.

“There’s solely 45 of those throughout the whole nation which I feel is fairly cool as nicely,” mentioned Romano.

“This piece of know-how permits them to create a better variety of merchandise, actually customizing what persons are on the lookout for within the market.”

Ross Romano introduced $112k in funding for SK Group within the Sault on Jan. 28/23. (Provided)The brand new printer can be eco-friendly and by making specialised orders faster, it frees up the older printers for bulk orders, which they excel at.

Berlinghoff additionally instructed CTV Information that the corporate was capable of rent 5 extra workers due to the machine.

With the potential of enlargement much more possible now, she mentioned that quantity might enhance.

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