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Metal Product Fabrication: Investing in the Future

February 7, 2019
François Dupuis, Vice-President and Chief Economist
Mathieu D’Anjou, Deputy Chief Economist • Joëlle Noreau, Senior Economist

From beams to bolts, including high-performance coatings, the list of metal products made in Quebec is almost endless—this is a diversified area of activity across Quebec’s territory. While employment and GDP in this industry have made swift advances in recent years, the industry is facing many human and technological challenges, which involve changing the way it does business. Investment is key if we want to avoid being ejected from value chains due to inefficiencies and lagging productivity. Companies are looking to embark on an ambitious but essential program if Quebec’s metal product manufacturing industry does not want to end up between a hammer and an anvil.

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