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The roots of Big Erics Inc. (BEI) stretch back to the 1950s when Sanitary Products Inc. was established in St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador. At the outset BEI provided primarily sanitation and janitorial products and services but quickly added food service equipment to capitalize on the...

On Wilson Street in the small town of Birch Hills, Saskatchewan, Birch Hills Cooperative Association Ltd. has been an integral part of the close-knit community for the last 74 years. Established in March 1941, Birch Hills serves as a one-stop shop for petroleum and fuel products, hardware and...

Known as a “City in the Country,” Abbotsford, British Columbia, is one of the main agricultural hubs of western Canada. In this region, nestled on the flatlands of the Sumas Prairie between the Pacific Coast and the Cascade Mountains, east of Vancouver is Birchwood Dairy Farm (Birchwood), a...

Bird Mechanical Ltd. has been serving the Greater Toronto area since 1971. Originally founded as Jack Bird Plumbing and Heating Ltd., the Gormley-based company has become one of the region's fastest growing mechanical contracting companies over the past four decades. However, Bird Mechanical Ltd...

Partners Rob Read and Emile Jolicoeur founded Bison Fire Protection Inc. (Bison) in 2001. “We worked for another fire protection company,” explains Read. “They wanted to get out of the suppression business and my partner and I wanted to strike out on our own, so we bought that division and...

In 1892 Peter Thomson founded Peter Thomson & Sons (PTS), a small Ontario lumberyard to serve the needs of local builders. For over 120 years, PTS has grown steadily, offering a range of wood products to clients.
PTS broke into the flooring market in 2008 with Black Bear Flooring (BBF...

For 67 years and through four generations, Blair’s Family of Companies has been building, sustaining and protecting the livelihood of farmers in central Saskatchewan. As a full-service agriculture retailer with diverse in-...

Canada has developed a multibillion-dollar pulse industry which has increased year-over-year in the last decade. Saskatchewan is at the heart of this industry, home to the majority of pulse production. In Avonlea, Saskatchewan, Blue Hills Processors...

BMS Integrated Services Inc. (BMS) is a proven leader in systems integration with focus on design, deployment and maintenance. The Vancouver-based company is an independent provider of IP-based security systems and network infrastructure dating back to 1980.

Willy Disler, president and...

What began in France as a manufacturer of homeopathic remedies in 1932 has grown into an international business. Boiron Canada Inc. is the Canadian arm of Boiron I...

Ralph Herlick founded Bonafide Carpentry Services Ltd. (BCS) in 1995 as a small contracting company. For the first several years, Ralph and his team focused on smaller projects, specifically carpentry and general maintenance work.
Ralph’s son, Jeff Herlick, has an actively growing role...

BonaVista Pools (BVP) is a second-generation company started by Bob Brown, who founded the company on a philosophy of exacting standards, innovative designs and unwavering client focus. Bob used his background in professional engineering to advance the art of custom pools, never ignoring the...

Seafood sales are moving swimmingly as Canadians now consume more fish per year than before the recession. This means big business for Boreal Foods Ltd., a fish and seafood wholesale distributor serving some of Ottawa’s largest retailers and fine restaurants from Cornwall to Belleville, Ontario...

Bos Smoked Fish Inc. (BSF) was born out of Rein Bos’ personal passion for fish. Bos moved to Canada from Urk, Holland, a small fishing village, in 1989. After a visit to a local farmers market with his brother-in-law, Jan, the duo had an idea to sell smoked fish at the Saturday market; Jan knew...

Boundary Consumers Cooperative Ltd. (Boundary Coop) is a growing community cooperative with its headquarters in Boissevain, Manitoba. Greg Gill, general manager of Boundary Coop, has been leading the cooperative since formed in 2009. “Three different cooperatives combined to become the Boundary...

Boviteq has been a strong partner in the bovine genetics field since 1986. The technologically oriented firm is a leader in Canada and a fierce competitor in the United States. With a range of finely honed genetic and reproductive...

Calgary-based Boychuk Builders is a successful design-build construction company. It specializes in land development and custom, high-quality steel building construction. The company’s business model is based on establishing relationships with clients; working with them to determine the best...

Boyd Excavating Ltd. (Boyd) is one of the fastest growing companies in Saskatchewan. Based in Moosomin and Regina, with rapidly growing trucking and excavating, industrial earthworks, water and sewer and trenchless utilities...

British Columbia-based BPWood was founded in 2000 by Paul Bouchard. Coming from a career with one of the largest lumber trading companies in North America, Bouchard’s 25-year experience gave him the skillset to mine the nooks and crannies of...

Over the last 45 years, Brampton Engineering Inc. has become one of North America’s leading manufacturers of custom, multilayer flexible packaging equipment systems.

The company specializes in the production of die technology as well as air blown and...

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