Month: August 2016

Cornwall, Ont. vinyl fabric manufacturer Morbern launching $15.7M expansion

CORNWALL, Ont.—Morbern Inc., a more than 50-year-old eastern Ontario company, is adding 12,500 square-feet of extra floor space and installing a new high-speed coating line at its Cornwall, Ont. plant. The company, which makes decorative vinyl fabric for customers across a wide range of industries, including healthcare and automotive, plans to direct $15.7 million toward …

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Ontario foam fabricator Jacobs & Thompson investing $3.9M in expansion

BARRIE, Ont.—Foam fabricator Jacobs & Thompson Inc. is investing $3.9 million to upgrade equipment at one of its three Ontario manufacturing sites. The company plans to use the funds, which include $250,000 from the Ontario government, to buy new equipment for its Barrie, Ont. plant, as well as to extend its presence in the automotive …

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Attracting Global Mandates

Future of Canadian Manufacturing Canadian manufacturing is at a crossroads. Faced with sustained foreign competition, we confront a stark question: How to build prosperous firms in a hyper-competitive global economy? The Lawrence Centre is involved in a three part research project to examine strategies to help Canadian companies to compete. Attracting Global Mandates The Lawrence …

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1st Annual AutoTech Symposium

The APMA and WREDC, in partnership with OESA, are working together to connect new and existing Ontario automotive technology companies with automotive decision-makers in the areas of autonomous vehicle technology, software, occupant and vehicle safety, and “greening.”  In addition to connecting automotive industry players, this event will also see Venture Capital firms in attendance to …

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Kingston, Ont. paint manufacturer Tri-Art launching $1M expansion

KINGSTON, Ont.—An eastern Ontario manufacturer that got its start making high-quality paint for artists, is continuing to branch out. Tri-Art Manufacturing Inc., which operates a 30,000 square-foot plant in Kingston, Ont. is planning a nearly $1 million expansion that will help it push further into the niche market for audio equipment such as turntables and …

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