Press release

Fonds régionaux de solidarité FTQ Abitibi-Témiscamingue Invest $750,000 in Services Technominex

With 10 businesses supported in 2018-2019, the Fonds régionaux de solidarité FTQ Abitibi-Témiscamingue injected more than $9.2 million in the local economy



  • In fiscal 2018-2019, the Fonds régionaux de solidarité FTQ Abitibi-Témiscamingue invested $9,284,099 in 10 regional companies.
  • The partner companies include: Dion services financiers, Équipements Mori 7, GMF Groupe Financier Massé, Probe Metals, Produits Forestiers Miniers Abitibi and Services Technominex.
  • Since its creation in 1996, the Fonds régionaux de solidarité FTQ Abitibi-Témiscamingue has invested $71 million in the region.


Rouyn-Noranda, June 25, 2019 – The Fonds régionaux de solidarité FTQ Abitibi-Témiscamingue has invested $750,000 in Services Technominex, a company offering professional services to mining companies in the valuation, exploration and development phases of mineral projects. This investment was one of ten made in 2018-2019, bringing the total to over $9.2 million for the FRS Abitibi-Témiscamingue.

Founded in 2004 by Daniel Desrosiers, Services Technominex has positioned itself over time as a professional partner in mineral exploration, offering comprehensive, personalized service with a view to improving customer responsiveness. Environmentally responsible and focused on its customers’ success, the company incorporates sustainable development principles into all aspects of its work. In 2012, Norman Jacob joined the company as chief executive officer and became a shareholder in 2015. The financing granted by the FRS Abitibi-Témiscamingue will be used for a succession project in which Mr. Jacob takes over from Mr. Desrosiers and becomes the sole shareholder of Services Technominex.

“We are fortunate to have the expertise of the FRS Abitibi-Témiscamingue to guide us and make this transition easier. This will allow us to continue to focus on diversifying our services and consolidating our leadership in the market,” said Norman Jacob, president of Technominex Services.

“Our investment teams are interested in companies that operate in a wide variety of sectors. Their common denominator is that they demonstrate vision and develop promising projects to ensure their growth and expansion. Services Technominex is a good example in this regard and we’re proud to support such dynamic entrepreneurs in order to ensure a smooth ownership transfer within their management team. This company makes a tangible contribution to our positive results in the regional economy,” said in turn Édith Gaudet, Regional Vice-President, Fonds régionaux de solidarité FTQ Abitibi-Témiscamingue, Outaouais and Nord-du-Québec.

A well-entrenched and healthy FRS network

In fiscal 2018-2019, the Fonds régionaux de solidarité FTQ invested a total of $120,662,030 in 117 Québec businesses. This was an exceptionally strong year in terms of investments and number of files handled since the creation of the Fonds régionaux in 1996.

“Thanks to the Fonds régionaux, we’ve been able to develop a strong network on the ground and boost our presence in every region of Québec. Our investment teams and board members are very close to the business communities they serve. They are therefore well placed to understand local issues and propose financing solutions that meet the needs of the region’s entrepreneurs. These solid results attest to the strength of our network and our contribution to the vitality of the regional economy,” concluded Luc Pinard, President and CEO, Fonds régionaux de solidarité FTQ.


About the Fonds régionaux de solidarité FTQ

The Fonds régionaux de solidarité FTQ have been participating in the economic development of Québec’s regions for over 23 years. An integral part of the Fonds de solidarité FTQ network, the Fonds régionaux have invested $918 million in 1,434 projects since their inception in 1996, helping to create, maintain or protect 51,846 jobs.

About Services Technominex

Services Technominex has been working in the field of mineral exploration for many years. Its offices are located in the heart of the Abitibi – Bay-James mining camps. Over the years, the company has carved out a place of choice for itself by offering comprehensive, personalized professional services. Thanks to a qualified and diversified work team, Services Technominex is able to offer highly specialized services.

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