A small company like us is on the radar here. We can adjust and move fast as things change and PEI can too — it’s a good match for us.
“Most of our business is in Asia,” says Aspin, whose wife Chunying Li, is an engineer and the company’s director of operations. The two met in Singapore and she agreed to make the move back to his Island home. The couple lives in Charlottetown with their two children.
This latest deal with Grintex is just another win for the successful company which relocated its headquarters to PEI three years ago.
I can hop a flight to Toronto and be anywhere in the world from here a lot easier than I could dealing with traffic in Hamilton.
He and his staff appreciate the Island lifestyle, low cost of doing business and the ease to reach foreign markets.
“I can hop a flight to Toronto and be anywhere in the world from here a lot easier than I could dealing with traffic in Hamilton.
Government programs such as the labour rebate and provincial tax incentive for marine-based companies have been, and will be, their two biggest supports, he said.
“Innovation PEI has been really helpful to us. I want people to know the Island is open for business. It will offer you a lot more than expected. It has advantages over any place in Canada or the world. Companies thinking about setting up really need to take a look under the hood here in PEI,” he said.
“It has worked out well for us, and it’s great to prove all the naysayers wrong.”