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There is lots of gloom and doom in the news around manufacturing these days. It seems that hardly a day goes by without a story about a plant closure. Yet, the reality on the ground is very different. It turns out there are lots of innovative Ontario manufacturers that are operating successfully below the radar. A team of student researchers visited a number of Ontario manufacturing ‘success’ stories. Here are the students’ profiles of the firms they visited and the people they met.
Incorporating traditional practices and family-run business values into modern markets and technological advancements is no longer like mixing oil with water. As a Canadian manufacturing company that balances family practice and tradition with state-of-the-art technology to create a successful and thriving business, Autotube exemplifies this combination. Autotube is a tier-one Canadian manufacturer of automotive supplies.Read More
A glistening stream of water discharges continually into the Thames River from a London pollution control plant that sits on a bank of the river. The water has passed through many stages of the waste water treatment plant, becoming cleaner with each step, until it finally reaches the ultraviolet (UV) disinfection system built by TrojanRead More
Splash, splish, splash, splish . . . the sound of the oars slicing the water will be crystal clear, even if you are watching the 2016 Summer Olympics from the comfort of your couch instead of in sunny Rio de Janeiro—all thanks to Quantum5X Systems Inc. (Q5X). Q5X manufactures wireless microphone transmitters from its facilityRead More
All entrepreneurs have that moment—a point where they are inspired to take a risk and start their own company. For Mark MacKenzie, founder and chief executive officer of Defense & Aviation Wiring Inc. (DAVWIRE), that moment arrived in June 2003. Since then, he has never looked back. As a young, enthusiastic graduate of Canadore College,Read More