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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...

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,...

After 25 years in the aviation world, Omar Hammound, president and CEO of APG-Neuros (APG) realized a route to take his expertise into a new market, one that was in need of great change. In 2005, while on a power generation assignment in South Korea, Omar joined his colleagues with similar...

Founded in 2005, APG-Neuros Inc. has already revolutionized the turbo blower industry over the last decade.

Drawing on a professional background in aviation and aerospace technology, Omar Hammoud developed a high-efficiency turbo blower for waste...

Alberta is Canada’s major producer of oil and natural gas, and many of the surrounding areas depend on these resources for more than just heat and fuel. Apollo Machine & Welding Ltd. (AMW) is a local, privately owned company nestled in the heart of the Edmonton’s oil patch that assures...

Winter 2010 - Companies in the food and beverage, pharmaceutical and medical industries face a unique challenge when building new buildings or machinery for a new office; extra care must be taken to ensure that the facility or machinery is sterile and does not pass...

Belt Conveyer Guarding (BCG) designs and manufactures customized guarding systems that fit the exact needs of its customers. This one-of-a-kind service has put the company firmly at the forefront of its marketplace. Created in 1998 to...

Belt Conveyor Guarding has been in business since 1990, when Paul and Karen Vandergeest started out with a portable weld truck, providing repair and maintenance services for aggregate processors in the region.

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The BEST Service Pros (BEST) team has provided janitorial cleaning services and professional facility maintenance since 1956. The Vancouver-based company practices LEED-certified environmentally sustainable service systems in custodial, window cleaning, pressure washing and confidential document...

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...

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...

Cambridge Brass Inc. has deep history in Ontario. The company manufactures valves and fittings for municipal water distribution systems. Through a vertically integrated process the operation takes raw brass metal ingot, melts it using...

It doesn’t matter where the shipment needs to go, Campbellford Wholesale Ltd. (CW) will make sure it arrives in tip-top shape. Ralph Locke inadvertently started the company in 1929 out of his billiard hall when he began placing orders for tobacco products and candies with a friend in Toronto....

Since 1964, CAN-ENG Furnaces International Limited has delivered high-performance heat treating equipment for ferrous and nonferrous metals, supplying the automotive industry, commercial heat treaters, foundries and forging operations, the...

In Oldcastle, Ontario, Classic Tool & Die has been a trusted name in the machining industry for 38 years. Founded by Ivo Oppio, who came to Canada from Italy in 1969, and now led by his sons, Adriano and Paul Oppio, Classic Tool & Die has...

In Mississauga, Ontario, Commercial Spring and Tool Company Limited (CST) supports the automotive, electronics and communication industries worldwide with custom-manufactured products that meet the specific...

Crestline Coach Ltd. (Crestline) is just as passionate about its ambulances as it is its employees. Crestline was founded by three Saskatchewan entrepreneurs equipped with personal experience as emergency medical responders who set out to prove they could build an even better ambulance....

From a tailgating party to a national barbecue competition, catering to premier restaurants, Crown Verity Inc. has been a trusted name in commercial grills and durable but portable food service equipment for 25 years....

Custom Vacuum Services Ltd. (CustomVac) is co-owned by Randy and Laura Luck, a husband- and-wife team from Leduc Ab. CustomVac originated in Randy’s father’s shed in 2000, with one welding machine and a maxed-out credit card. Randy and Laura turned their entrepreneurial ambitions into a...

Darpa Systems & Technology Inc. (Darpa) will boast three years of business in June 2013. Brothers Peter and Jake Ketler founded the greenhouse manufacturing company, which is growing in more ways than one thanks to a distinct area of expertise. The company operates from a 20,000-square foot...

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