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In the global food industry, W.A. Grain & Pulse Solutions (W.A. Grain) is accelerating at a rapid rate in the pulse market –lentils, peas and fava beans- a relatively new sector when the company launched in 2007. Based in Innisfail, Alberta, W.A. Grain claimed 18th on Profit 500’s list of...

In Mississauga, Ontario, aging baby boomers will soon have a new place to call home. The structure is a mid-rise residential community – Walden Circle Retirement Residence (Walden Circle) – in the heart of Clarkson Village. Mississauga, a charming city, is home to a busy international airport,...

Way-Mar Inc. was founded in 1973 as an aluminum sidings company by Wayne Martin, who gave the Ontario-based company his name and values. Prior to Wayne’s retirement in 2010, his nephew Darrell Martin took over as president of the business, which continues to strive for excellence and top-quality...

From apples to carrots, lettuce to beets, rutabaga to potatoes, a variety of vegetables and so much more, ...

From apples to carrots, lettuce to beets, rutabaga to potatoes, a variety of vegetables and so much more, Western Harvest Gardens (Western Harvest) has been passionate about farming in Quebec for four generations.

Perpetuated from...

Well-versed in financial analytics from his former career in Canadian banking, Robin Bateman knew that yesterday’s business model didn’t ensure a productive tomorrow and that one must anticipate trends.

That he did in 2004 as the new owner of ...

In 1950 H.D. Haywood and three partners founded Western Oil Services Ltd. (WOS). For more than 60 years, the business has grown, providing increasingly diversified services to a wide range of clients across Canada. WOS provides products, installation and services for fuel dispensing and handling...

In 2003 Joe Gagnon made a life-changing decision: to purchase Westmount Moving & Warehousing (WMW). At the age of 33, Gagnon had already spent nine years as a top producer in corporate sales at a national moving company, establishing his name in the industry. However, Gagnon had a strong...

In Whistler, British Columbia, home of one of the largest ski areas in North America and host of the 2010 Winter Olympic Games, Whistler’s Creekside Market Inc. has been a family-owned business, situated near the slopes for the last...

Most distributors deliver standard, run-of-the-mill products to restaurants and retail stores, but Winnipeg-based White Cap Distribution (WCD) has made a point over the last 30 years to supply something a little different from the average provider. “Over the years, we have branched into a little...

In Winnipeg, Manitoba, White Cap Frozen Foods dba White Cap Distribution has been a longstanding, trusted name in food service distribution for the last 32 years. By focusing on delivering the fastest service and customer support, building strong...

When the snow begins to melt in mid-February to early March, Maple tree sap starts flowing and the labour-intensive process of tapping trees, collecting sap and boiling it into maple syrup begins. For White Meadows Farms (WMF) it’s a labour of love and 25 years of family tradition.

“We...

White Oaks Resort & Spa (White Oaks) started out as a tennis club in 1978. Fast-forward almost 35 years and the fitness and racquet club sits adjacent to a four-diamond, five-star resort, conference center and spa with 220 rooms that continues to be privately owned and operated. The tennis...

Wilsons Security (Wilsons) is a division of a 100-year-old fuel company based in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Wilson Fuel Co. Limited, the parent company, began as a company providing supplies to the buildings being erected in Nova Scotia around the turn of the 20th century, and strategically...

Windmill Farms (WF) has been producing and marketing mushrooms in Ontario since 1998. The business began as a division of Greenwood Mushroom Farms (GMF), a business that has been growing and distributing mushrooms since 1960.

WF is a partnership between several Ontario mushroom growers....

In 1996 the Newell family constructed a 4-acre greenhouse on the family farm on Abbotsford, British Columbia. The successful business venture, Windset Farms (Windset), grew quickly and two years later the family expanded to a second location in nearby Delta, British Columbia. By 2002, the...

In 1996 Minguang Lu, Chinese immigrant, entrepreneur and founder and president of Wing On New Group Canada Inc. (WING ON), initiated extraordinary global trading success by working backward. The vision for WING ON began in the early 1980s in China, when Lu took an opportunity to send food to...

Winvan Paving Ltd. (Winvan) has been in business since 1966, when Commonwealth Construction Company established the operation as a division, providing civil construction support to the parent company.

Over the years, the operation has found a strong...