The Brownfield Industrial Development Corp. approved a $10,000 grant for a new business that has occupied a long-standing local building. Doerksen Metal Components has begun operations in the former Racquetball Club building on Bynum Lane. Owner Jacob Doerksen has invested more than $700,000 into the business, according to documentation submitted in his application for the Brownfield Improvement Grant (BIG) Program. The funds are included in BIDCorp’s annual budget and are awarded at a maximum of $10,000 on a matching basis. Doerksen opened with two employees, but he expects to increase to five as he grows his clientele. The business bends and forms aluminum for metal buildings, such as walls, gutters and edging. Aluminum is brought in on large spools and a machine on site crimps and bends to specifications entered into an onboard computer. “This is a great addition to our local manufacturing base,” said BIDC director David Partlow. “It’s an impressive facility and business s already good.”

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