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Friends, family and customers who knew Albert Krause well say the German immigrant and K&K Foodliners Ltd. (K&K) co-founder had the gift of gab. Every Saturday, even after he supposedly retired in 2006, Albert would arrive at his family-owned, Edmonton-based deli and grocery store to...

Founded in 1997 by Lincoln Douglas, K and L Contracting has grown into a multipurpose contracting firm. Located in Rosedale, British Columbia, K and L Contracting specializes in logging road construction, forestry and aggregate...

As the owner of a construction and earthmoving business in Manitoba’s Red River Valley, Ken Rempel found that he was expending a lot of time and resources by adjusting and customizing equipment. In 2000, he decided to build his own scraper – one that would operate more efficiently and better...

Summer 2010 - Karp Namisniak Yamamoto Architects Inc. (KNY Architects) is one of Canada’s favourite architectural firms. The company works from coast to coast in the residential, commercial, industrial and institutional sectors, drawing on a history that traces back to...

Jack and Ila Crowe took a leap of faith in 1937 and bought a small dairy in Bobcaygeon, Ontario. Today that company, Kawartha Dairy Limited (KDL), has grown from a simple three-room building to a plant supplying a wide range of wholesale customers, retail outlets, food service establishments and...

Tom Elliott established Kawartha Metals Corp. (Kawartha Metals) in 1994 as a small business operating out of his garage. For 10 years prior, he had worked for Crawford Metals, a business he continues to work with in 2015. He credits his time there with the skillset needed to grow on his own....

Nancy Carten first opened the doors at Kensington Wine Market (KWM) May 15, 1992, which was two and a half years before the provincial government fully privatized the sale of alcohol. Carten, a local businesswoman, had formed strong partnerships with investors dedicated to the...

Keurig Canada Inc. is the Canadian branch of Keurig Green Mountain Inc., a leader in specialty coffee, coffee makers, teas and other beverages based in the United States. The Keurig innovation dates back to the early 1990s, when roommates at Colby College, Peter Dragone and John Sylvan, began...

In Smith Falls and Trenton, Ontario, Kilmarnock Enterprise delivers a multitude of industrial qualifications for turnkey service and process improvements. For virtually any industrial production plant — food processing, pharmaceutical, packaging, automotive, alternative energy, forestry and more...

Fall 2010 - Urban living has become quite the viable option in Canada, and with that influx comes the demand for increased housing options. Finding new space in a crowded city, however, can be a challenge. Kirkor Architects and Planners, a firm located in Toronto,...

Leslie and Glenor Josephs introduced Kisko Pop, a small frozen treat beverage in Jamaica, in the late 1960s. In 1975, the family pulled up roots and moved to Ontario. Faced with negative stereotypical views of immigrants, the husband and wife partners overcame all odds and eventually formed a...

Kitchen Craft Cabinetry has been in business for more than 40 years. The business started out in Winnipeg, Manitoba, serving regional customers with a line of high quality kitchen cabinets. Over the years, the business has...

Kitnuna Corporation (Kitnuna) has a little bit of something for everyone in the far north region of Nunavut. The corporation is a 100-percent Inuit-owned joint venture between Kitkimeot Corporation and Nunasi Corporation. Kitnuna’s four subsidiaries work together harmoniously to facilitate...

Kiwi Newton Construction Ltd. (Kiwi Newton Construction) was incorporated in 1994 as a full-service general contracting firm and today sits at the core of the Newton Group, a collection of five divisions dedicated to the design, manufacture and assembly of building components at lower costs and...

Based in Nanaimo, Vancouver Island, British Columbia, KJ Contracting Ltd. is not an average electrical contractor. Specializing in serving clients in the forestry, brewery and more recently, the food processing and manufacturing...

Apple lovers around the world have been enjoying the Knight family’s Big A brand fruit for over 100 years. Based out of Ontario, Knight’s Appleden Fruit Ltd. (Appleden) operates a state-of-the-art facility capable of providing 25,000 bushels of controlled atmosphere on site using nitrogen...

Koolini Italian Eatery (Koolini) has set the standard for what casual Italian dining should be over 15 years. Never one to compromise quality for price, Koolini prides itself on being able to satisfy taste buds at all price points. The Windsor, Ontario, based eatery includes a dining...

When Jeffrey Min immigrated to Canada, the Korea-native had aspirations of starting a tofu factory, but what he found was a much larger opportunity. Min identified a gap in eastern Canada’s Asian food market, and therefore decided to deliver food products from across the Pacific to Asian...

On the western shore of Lake Ontario, just north of Toronto, the town of Parry Sound is home to a booming marine industry, which Kropf Industrial (Kropf) has been supporting since 1977. Since its inception, Kropf has steadily grown into one of the leading regional and international marine and...

In the North End of Winnipeg, Manitoba, Kucher’s Ukrainian Bakery (KUB Bakery dba KUB Bread) was established in 1923 by Alex Kucher and his partners, A. Andrychuck, N. Doskuch and L. Stoyich. Nearly six decades later, the Einfeld family purchased KUB Bakery and still carries on the family...