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Since 1956, A-1 Cement Contractors Ltd. (A-1) has provided Calgary homeowners and commercial customers with top-of-the-line concrete work, backed by 58 years of leading field experience. “Our decades of experience provide us...

Retirement just is not A.J. “Gus” Lanzarotta’s cup of tea. “I used to own three popular produce markets here in Toronto,” he explains. “I decided it was time to retire and sold them, but I got bored.” It started when local restaurateurs contacted Gus looking for high-quality produce to sell in...

As the agricultural industry changes rapidly, sometimes the structure of a business no longer holds up. In Abbotsford, British Columbia, one business is making a strong recovery after a dramatic change. After more than 60 years as the Abbotsford Growers Co-Op, the organization faced financial...

ABC Communications (ABC) has emerged as a leader in bridging the digital divide for rural British Columbians, delivering exemplary service from its eight locations for the northern part of the province, the Lower Mainland and everywhere in between. The company’s four divisions – NET Link, WEB...

Diatomaceous earth isn’t just for kitty litter anymore, which is exactly what Absorbent Products Ltd. (APL) has proved in its 20-year history. APL is more than just Canada’s only producer of diatomaceous earth; it is one of only two producers of bentonite as well. The Kamloops-based company has...

Since 1989, Absorbent Products Ltd. has been Canada’s exclusive producer of diatomaceous earth (DE), a naturally occurring sedimentary rock primarily composed of silica. The Kamloops-based company is the only DE producer in Canada that owns its...

Academy Petroleum Industries (API) has been in business since 1985. Established by Duane Nelson and Garry Brown, the business serves oil companies throughout Canada and beyond. API is headquartered in Edmonton, Alberta, and...

Geoff Scheck founded Accu-Fab Custom Metal Works Ltd. (Accu-Fab) in January 2005. Scheck has been involved in the heating, ventilation and air conditioning industry for 19 years and formerly worked for a business that is now his competitor. Based in Grande Prairie, Alberta, his company provides...

ACI Architecture Inc., headquartered in Edmonton, Alberta, works throughout Alberta, British Columbia and Saskatchewan. Incorporated in 1991, it offers a full range of award-winning architectural planning and interior design services that place emphasis on harmony between participants and...

ADK Holdings Ltd. is the parent corporation for a group of companies dating back to 1976. Barney Dohm, the group’s president and CEO, leads the family of nine companies serving the Northwest Territories and northern...

According to Chicken Farmers of Canada, there are some 2,700 poultry producers from coast to coast. While chicken is produced in all provinces, the majority of farms are located in Quebec and Ontario. In Etobicoke, Ontario, ADP Direct Poultry Ltd. (ADP) has offered fast, secondary chicken and...

Located in Calgary, Alberta, Advanced Orthomolecular Research (AOR) is a Canadian-based company with divisions in Canada and the United States. Founded by Dr. Traj Nibber, Ph.D. in 1991, AOR has built a solid reputation as one of the most...

Located in Calgary, Alberta, Advanced Orthomolecular Research (AOR) is a Canadian-based company with divisions in Canada and the United States. Founded by Dr. Traj Nibber, Ph.D. in 1991, AOR has built a solid reputation as one of the most...

In Dundas, Ontario, Adventec Manufacturing Inc. is doing its part to bring manufacturing back home to North America through expert engineering problem-solving in challenging electrical applications. Adventec works with multinational tier-one automotive customers and others across the mining,...

A project is underway to replace the North Channel Bridge between Cornwall, Ontario, and Cornwall Island. This endeavor’s success will not only revitalize this component of a critical border crossing for the U.S. and Canada, but will also serve as a pilot project for a number of new construction...

Nearly 50 percent of the average home and commercial building’s energy bill is spent on heating, air conditioning and ventilation, yet duct leakage in residential homes costs consumers $25 billion each year and even more for commercial building owners and operators. That money is literally...

When Cao Chun Hua came to Canada from the Jilin Province in China, he could barely read, write or speak English, but he had a vision. “In August 1988 on a government-sponsored exchange program, I came to Saskatchewan because it twinned with my home province of Jilin China,” says Hua, now...

Over the course of the last century, the agricultural equipment industry has become an increasingly consolidated market, saturated by worldwide brands. Equipment manufacturing is now a concentrated industry as the workload on the farm rises to meet global demand and more efficient, versatile...

In 2004, Blaine Welsh cofounded Agro Guys Inc. in Galahad, Alberta. A locally-owned and operated business, Agro Guys is an independent agricultural-retail outlet currently serving the Flagstaff farming community. The company began...

Canada produces a significant portion of the world’s grains and legumes and Agrocorp Canada facilitates a large percentage of those exports. Headquartered in Vancouver, British Columbia, the firm is a fully owned subsidiary of Agrocorp...

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