Ontario-based Simpson Print to increase production, enhance sustainable printing processes, create 15 jobs, add new digital technologies to improve carbon footprint, reduce waste with C$1.3M Government of Canada investment

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BLOOMINGDALE, Ontario , August 24, 2023 (press release) –

Simpson Print to increase production and create 15 jobs with a $1.3-million Government of Canada investment

The demand for sustainable and eco-friendly products is growing. To help Ontario’s manufacturers and businesses in pursuit of innovative and eco-friendly solutions, our government is making strategic investments. This targeted support will create good job opportunities, while propelling Canada closer to a more sustainable future.

Today, Tim Louis, Member of Parliament for Kitchener–Conestoga, on behalf of the Honourable Filomena Tassi, Minister responsible for the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario (FedDev Ontario), announced an investment of $1.3 million for Simpson Print so they can develop more products with advanced equipment, enhance their sustainable printing processes, and create 15 full-time jobs.

Family-owned Simpson Print is a leader in sustainable print manufacturing and provides an extensive range of print manufacturing capabilities for events, displays and in store signage. This investment will allow the company to future-proof its Bloomingdale facility by adding new digital technologies, including new greening features and processes, such as UV LED Curing, that will allow the company to reduce its use of hazardous chemicals, improve its carbon footprint, and support the recycling of 100 percent of its waste.

By integrating these improvements, Simpson Print will also be able to provide more in-house, end-to-end, green solutions that will help attract new retail opportunities. As a result, the company will be able to enhance its competitiveness, expand into new markets, both in Canada and the U.S., and reduce up to one ton of printing waste annually.

Through investments like these, the Government of Canada is continuing to support businesses to reduce their carbon footprint, expand their products and services, create jobs and grow southern Ontario’s economy.


“Family-owned Simpson Print is demonstrating the strength of Canadian products and practices while boosting its competitiveness and decreasing its carbon footprint. Our government is committed to supporting our businesses as they adopt sustainable solutions, increase their production capabilities and create quality jobs for Canadians.”
– The Honourable Filomena Tassi, Minister responsible for the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario

“Today’s investment in Simpson Print is great news for the Waterloo region. This investment will allow the company to attract new international business opportunities and create 15 new jobs, while also positioning itself for continued growth and success.” 
– Tim Louis, Member of Parliament for Kitchener–Conestoga 

“For over 60 years, Simpson Print has been driving solutions in display manufacturing across North America. Through this investment from FedDev Ontario, Simpson Print will drive more jobs, more growth and more automation than ever before.”
– Carla Johanns, President, Simpson Print 

Quick facts

  • Majority woman-owned and led, Simpson Print has been in business for over 60 years and is one of the largest wide format printers in North America. The company has nearly 60 employees.

  • Simpson Print is a member of SGP (Sustainable Green Printing Partnership) and has developed and implemented best practices to reduce its environmental impact.

  • Since 2015, the Government of Canada, through FedDev Ontario, has invested over $200 million in more than 250 projects in Waterloo (Census Division), estimated to create over 9,400 jobs and maintain over 30,000 jobs.

  • Since November 2015, the Government of Canada, through FedDev Ontario, has invested over $765 million in 360 manufacturing projects, creating over 10,700 jobs and maintaining over 11,300 jobs.Government of Canada.

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Edward Hutchinson
Press Secretary
Office of the Minister responsible for the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario

FedDev Ontario
Media Relations

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