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Mark Herchenroder opened Fairway Building Supply Inc. (Fairway) in 2007. “We opened April 1 in a small, 3,000-square foot shop in Hamilton,” says Herchenroder, founder and president. Fairway is focused on supplying quality building products to contractors in southwestern Ontario. Fairway has...

There’s the typical North American idea of pizza –a heavy, dense crust loaded with cheese, grease and meaty toppings–and then there’s Famoso Neapolitan Pizzeria (Famoso). The British Columbia-based chain is serving up authentic, lighter-style Neapolitan pizza while offering a unique premium...

After working in the agriculture industry fresh out of school, Wade Barnes, president and CEO of Farmers Edge recalls his “ah ha” moment...

Years before Farmers Edge officially incorporated in 2005, the Winnipeg-based precision agronomy company has been leading the industry in innovation. The company started as a small operation and is now a global leader,...

Alfonso Curcio, president of Farmer’s Pick, runs his small-town grocery store with a hands-on approach and the extra amount of customer attention that keeps people coming back. “We’re surrounded by the big-box stores,” he reveals. “We’re right in the middle of Wal-Mart, Target and other large...

Since joining the Walters Group (Walters) in 2010, Feature Walters (FW) has increased its capacity to provide its special brand of high end architectural fabrication solutions across North America. The Ontario-based company works with progressive architects and engineers to create unique...

The Federal Bridge Corporation Ltd. (FBCL) is an agency that owns and manages some of the most important, strategic fixed-link crossings in Canada. These structures are vital to the country’s economic network with the world, and FBCL has the responsibility to work with subsidiaries and partners...

Keith Ferguson and Peter Neudorf met in 1985 while separately bidding a contract for the Ottawa’s National Art Gallery. The pair quickly realized that two entrepreneurs with compatible philosophies and a shared passion for glazing would accomplish much more as a team, and the rest is history....

Since 1950, Ferring Pharmaceuticals has been performing leading medical research to seek out and market drugs and health products that   improve the health of patients all over the world. Established by renowned scientist Frederik...

Over the last decade, the popularity of Asian-inspired foods has soared in North America. Once a niche business, the Asian foods market is now one of the most prevalent – and fastest growing – segments in the food industry. In Richmond, British Columbia,...

Just outside of Vancouver, in Port Coquitlam, British Columbia, Fit Foods Ltd. is one of the fastest growing manufacturer-distributors of sport nutrition and healthy lifestyle products in western Canada and the world. Since 1996, the company...

Stephen Clark and Ian MacIntosh established Food Supplies Company Inc. (Food Supplies) in 1993, bringing a renewed emphasis on quality service, quality products and innovation to food processing, food retail and foodservice marketplaces across Canada. Today, clients in each industry segment look...

Fruity, savory, sweet, bitter, buttery — name the flavor and just like a designer fashion label or marketing agency, Foodarom Group Inc. brings it to life with thousands of formulations and a diverse team of experts. Based in Saint-Hubert, Quebec, Foodarom is a...

Before the “Eat Local” boom took towns and cities by storm there was Foote’s Farm Market (Foote’s Market), a family-owned operation that’s been sourcing local products and developing relationships with farmers since 1990. “We’ve always been buying and selling local, maybe that’s why we didn’t...

For 20 years, Frankie Tomatto’s (Frankie’s) has been synonymous with fun, family dining. The Ontario-based Italian buffet-style eatery is celebrating two decades of success and patronage, serving more than 9 million customers since opening in 1994. From a casual family dinner to a relaxing date...

Fraser Bros Roofing Ltd. (FBR) initially began in 1985 out of the Fraser family house. While ownership has remained in-house with second-generation owner Jeff Fraser at the helm, the firm’s operations have moved to a large facility in Spruce Grove (Acheson), Alberta. “We started out doing minor...

Fraser Valley Packers (FVP) has been operating in Abbotsford, British Columbia, since 1999. The vertically integrated processor, packer and distributor specializes in locally grown and harvested raspberries, blueberries and blackberries. Over the last 15 years, FVP has grown significantly and is...

The Waite Family brings a personal touch to every stay at the Fredericton Inn. Since 1976 the hotel has grown from a small inn of just 20 rooms to a three-and-one-half star hotel and conference center located at in the downtown core of beautiful, Victorian Fredericton, New Brunswick. The Inn is...

Tony Singh relocated from Montreal to Vancouver in 1994, opening a simple produce store as a means to provide for his family. Soon, however, he noticed specific scarcities in the marketplace. There was an increasing interest in produce sourced from local farmers, so Singh would get in his van...

Founded in 2007, Fulger Transport Inc. is a freight trucking company serving food and beverage customers throughout the U.S. and Canada. With headquarters in Windsor, Ontario and a U.S. office in Michigan, Fulger specializes in...