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Current Industry Profiles
In the first installment of Canadian Industry’s Famous Canadian Brands series, we look at Canada Goose. The company was built from the ground up, much like many Canadian companies, with one significant difference. While many Canadian brands have left the country seeking less expensive manufacturing capabilities, or other international financial incentives, Canada Goose has stayed firmly planted in Canada, celebrating and cherishing its heritage. - view here
For over 60 years, North American Steel Equipment has been manufacturing steel storage equipment in Canada such as pallet racking and heavy duty shelving for customers across North America. However, the company’s brand has continued growing under the radar—until now.
In this month’s Aboriginal Business Series, CIO had the opportunity to look at the successes and potential for economic development with the Okanagan Indian Band, located in British Columbia.
They call themselves pioneers—and the company, Freshco, is certainly leading in the marketplace when it comes to innovation in the maintenance and reconstruction industry. Freshco is led by entrepreneur and visionary Mandy Rennehan, and has three divisions: maintenance, projects and reconstruction. The company offers customized solutions to its clients across Canada and in the U.S. and has a reputation for quality and unparalleled customer service. - view here
In the past couple of years, natural resources sectors have come under the spotlight in media—as Canada’s energy industry is in distress and global mining jurisdictions face hard times. However, one company is progressing in leaps and bounds: Brazilian mining giant Vale has reason to celebrate this year, as 2016 marks 100 years of operations in Canada for the mineral producer.
Fifty years ago, Riverside Brass came up in the Canadian marketplace to serve customers needing a quality-driven foundry with competitive pricing. The company is conveniently located in New Hamburg, Ontario, with the ability to serve markets all over the continent.
A decade ago, Jennifer Carlson discovered that she had a passion for making her own baby food, balking at the jars of strained vegetable puree she picked up for her then 6-month old daughter. Knowing she could do better for her kids, she came up with a business idea: to make the highest quality organic baby food possible and bring it to the Canadian market.
With testimonials like “you have gone above and beyond and it is so appreciated” gracing the company’s website, it’s no wonder that Alpha Poly has lasted more than 25 years. Starting with two employees in a 3,000 square foot facility, the company has grown into an industry leader in Canada, providing customers with a large array of custom poly-packaging solutions.
In 2016, Canada’s economic landscape has been challenging for many businesses. However, on the cusp of a 40th anniversary, one manufacturer is continuing to set the bar for customer service, and proving that ambition and creativity can weather any economic storm.
Alpine Aerotech LP, based in British Columbia, is a “Platinum Certified” Bell Helicopter Textron approved Customer Service Facility. The company considers itself a leading edge provider of comprehensive worldwide helicopter support and aircraft maintenance services from its Maintenance and Manufacturing Centre located in Kelowna.