FulcrumAir awarded $25,000 in funding to boost growth plans
Calgary, January 19, 2021 – Calgary-basedFulcrumAir, an industry-leading aerial robotics and commercial drone manufacturing and servicing firm, has been named as the recipient of the ENMAX Amplifier Fund – administered by the Calgary Chamber – and will receive a $25,000 grant to bolster its growth and expansion plans.
With four years in business and over 15,000 hours of design and engineering research, FulcrumAir has developed two of the world’s leading industrial unmanned aerial vehicles – the E2500 and E7500. They have also developed an innovative robotic machine that installs bird flight diverters, reducing avian mortality in the powerline industry, called the LineFly.
“On behalf of the entire staff at FulcrumAir, we are extremely proud to be awarded the ENMAX Amplifier Fund for 2021,” says Patrick Arnell, CEO of FulcrumAir. “Calgary is a great place for us to build and grow our business, with its depth of engineering talent, entrepreneurial culture, and support from the community.”
Over the next three years, FulcrumAir has ambitious plans to evolve the product line by adding more aerial robotics to further service the powerline industry. They also plan to expand their team to increase the pace of technology development and meet higher demand for their products. These activities will be bolstered by the ENMAX Amplifier, a business development fund created as a partnership between the Calgary Chamber of Commerce and ENMAX.
“FulcrumAir embodies the entrepreneurial spirit of Calgary’s business community,” says Murray Sigler, interim CEO of the Calgary Chamber. “They are an innovative leader in their field, and we are honoured to join with ENMAX to empower them to reach the next level through this funding.”
“The ENMAX Amplifier Fund is about investing in the future of Calgary, and we are pleased to offer this year’s award to FulcrumAir, a company that embodies the award’s spirit of furthering innovation and entrepreneurship,” said Jana Mosley, Senior Vice President, Power Delivery at ENMAX. “We look forward to seeing them continue to grow as a small business and contribute to the Calgary community.”
Valued at $25,000, the ENMAX Amplifier Fund will be granted to one small business per year for the duration of two years and is administered by the Calgary Chamber. The application round for 2022 will open this fall via the Calgary Chamber website: www.calgarychamber.com/enmax-amplifier-fund
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FulcrumAir Inc. designs, manufactures and operates aerial robotic equipment providing innovative solutions to the power transmission, forestry, infrastructure, and environmental sectors. To learn more visit: www.fulcrumair.com.
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