The province and Ottawa are chipping in 6 million dollars in funding for one of the biggest engineering firms in Southern Ontario.
That money will go towards investing in new technology and equipment for RWDI, which includes two new state-of-the-art wind tunnels at their Guelph facility.
125 jobs are expected to be created from that project.
Lloyd Longfield, Member of Parliament for Guelph, announced that internationally-recognized building performance, climate and environmental engineering consulting firm Rowan Williams Davies and Irwin Inc. (RWDI) is receiving a repayable contribution of up to $4.5 million, through the Investing in Business Growth and Productivity initiative.
The support will allow RWDI to complete improvements to its new 130,000-square foot facility, acquire new equipment and construct two new state-of-the-art wind tunnels.
MPP Liz Sandals also announced that the Provincial Government would be funding $1.73 Million Dollars through the Jobs and Prosperity Fund for the project, which is a part of a larger overall investment by the company valued at $41.14 Million.
RWDI has more than 400 employees in 15 cities around the world. Its projects have included ensuring pedestrian safety and comfort on the Grand Canyon Skywalk, analyzing air quality, noise and vibration for Metrolinx Regional Express Rail (RER) and creating safe conditions for one of the world’s largest collections of rare books at Yale University’s Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library.
Headquartered in Guelph, the RWDI Group of companies has offices in Canada, USA, United Kingdom, India, China, Singapore and Hong Kong.
The company has been involved in many high-profile projects including the Burj Khalifa, currently the world’s tallest building. New York City’s One World Trade Center and Locally, RWDI provided air quality, noise and vibration assessments for the Highway 407 expansion project.