Grand Opening of AAFC London Research Centre - A GGS/JGS Project

The Agriculture & Agri-Food Canada (AAFC) just opened a $10 million state-of-the-art research greenhouse facility in London Ontario, designed in part and built by JGS Limited, and manufactured by GGS. It is the newest addition to the Southern Crop Protection and Food Research Centre (SCPFRC). This research facility will greatly benefit growers, as the work done in this laboratory greenhouse is aimed at improving crop quality, productivity, and disease/insect resistance.

Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz welcomed the official grand opening, and listed many benefits to the new facility. "By investing in research, we are investing in Canada's competitiveness and growth," said Minister Gerry Ritz. "Construction of the greenhouse created local jobs, and the results of the research conducted in this new facility will bring long-term benefits to Canadian farmers, industry, and the economy."

At GGS, we are proud to have manufactured such an advanced research greenhouse that will be used to help growers, further the industry, and create better crops. We are also glad we have directly contributed to the creation of jobs and the positive effect on the economy it will have.

The SCPFRC is part of the AAFC's network of agricultural research centres, and does research on pest management, bio-based products, genomics, biotechnology, and soil/water quality. This new facility in London will triple the greenhouse capacity of this advanced researched centre.

"The Centre has a long tradition of working with producers and building strong relationships with industry. Research done here will continue to lead to new technologies and better agricultural practices for farmers," said Minister Ritz. "It is a great example of how scientific advances can strengthen Canada's position in new and existing markets."

For more information about AAFC science and technology, please visit agr.gc.ca/science.

For more information on the Research & Architectural Greenhouses designed by JGS, visit jgslimited.com.

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