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Friday, October 24, 2014
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GRAVELBOURG BUSINESS EXPANSION CREATES JOBS

Agriculture and Food Minister Eric Upshall, on behalf of Deputy Premier
and Economic Development Minister Dwain Lingenfelter, said today the
expansion of Gravelbourg-based Trailtech is another example of how the
marketing and production expertise of Saskatchewan manufacturing firms
is leading to economic activity and jobs for Saskatchewan people.

"Twenty new full-time jobs are being created as a direct result of
Trailtech's growing sales to Ontario and the United States," Upshall
said. "Those increased sales were made possible because of an
aggressive marketing effort."

Trailtech, a division of Custom Built Ag Industries Limited,
manufactures transport equipment for both the domestic and export
markets. The expansion increases the company's workforce from 47
employees to 67 employees.

This is the third expansion for the company since it began operations
in 1985. This expansion includes construction of a new 16,000 sq. ft.
production facility, purchase of an existing 3,200 sq. ft. building to
house administration and sales offices and purchase of 3.2 acres of
land to accommodate the new facility.

Trailtech General Manager Brad Harvey said the company is now well
positioned for the future.

"Our Project 2000 expansion will allow Trailtech to continue growth, to
add new products and to improve customer service," Harvey said. "All
of those factors are needed in order for Trailtech to progressively
enter the next century."

"One of the goals of the province's economic strategy, Partnership for
Growth, is to create a climate that encourages companies like Trailtech
to invest and grow," Lingenfelter said. "We're doing that through
initiatives such as introducing tax credits on manufacturing inputs and
by offering the lowest corporate income tax rate in Western Canada for
manufacturers and processors."

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For more information, contact:

Debbie Wilkie
Economic Development
Regina
Phone: (306) 787-7982

Brad Harvey
General Manager
Trailtech
Gravelbourg
Phone: (306) 648-3158

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