On April 25th, Mi’gmawei Mawiomi Business Corporation (MMBC) held a press conference in Gesgapegiag to officially announce their partnership with northern New Brunswick company, PLC Info. Many people attended the press conference, such as Frédéric Vicaire, MMBC CEO, Co-Founders and Owners of PLC Info, Pascal Labrecque and Marc Dubé, Chief Scott Martin of Listuguj, and Chief John Martin of Gesgapegiag.
PLC Info is an information technology (IT) company that offers a wide variety of services and products, such as cyber security, video security systems, cabling and fiber optic, point of sales solutions, and more. PLC Info is a well-established company that is located in Eel River and Bathurst that has been providing its services to Listuguj for a number of years now.
The Mi’gmaq Communities of Listuguj, Gesgapegiag, and Gespeg are now shareholders in PLC Info after purchasing 51% stake in the IT company. “It’s a win-win partnership,” said Frédéric Vicaire, “It will enable us to work together to expand Indigenous clients, but also other markets in other provinces. It also means to maximize employment and build capacity for our Mi’gmaq workers in our communities.” The partnership is a new source of revenue that will benefit the three Mi’gmaq communities. Vicaire expressed full confidence in the success of this partnership and stated that PLC Info is a company with a great track record with Indigenous clientele.
Co-Founder and PLC Info Owner, Pascal Lebrecque states that the company was eager for the opportunity to partner and grow with MMBC. “Over the past three years, we have experienced tremendous growth and this new partnership will allow us to go even further.” As mentioned, PLC Info has been doing various jobs and providing products around the community of Listuguj for years. “Today’s announcement reinforces the bond we have developed with First Nations over the years,” said Lebrecque.
Chief Scott Martin also expressed his confidence in the success of the partnership. He said, “I am very happy we can go forward with this project; it’s been worked on for three communities for the past couple of years. It’s an opportunity for the three communities to prosper in this. It’s an opportunity for our people to take courses with computers, and further their careers in the IT field.” Chief Scott Martin thanked everyone who worked hard to make this project and partnership happen.
For more information on Mi’gmawei Mawiomi Business Corporation (MMBC), visit mmcorporation.ca.
For more information on PLC Info, visit plcinfo.ca.
By Ann Marie Jacques