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2013-02-21 - Montréal International and DEL welcome the establishment of the ADETEL Group, a French firm specializing in the design of onboard electronic equipment, in Longueuil, Quebec. ADETEL Canada, which has just signed a strategic partnership with Varitron Technologies, an electronic product assembly firm, is planning on creating around 100 specialized jobs in the next three years. To meet ADETEL Canada's demand and better serve the needs of its expanding clientele, the Varitron Group has invested $3 million to optimize production space and double the area of its head office.
2013-01-02 - Japanese supplier Toyoda Gosei Co. is establishing a new plant for automotive interior and exterior components in Stratford, Ontario, to meet growing demand for automotive parts in North America. The plant, a branch plant of Toyoda Gosei subsidiary TG Minto Corp., will supply interior and exterior components to Toyota Motor Manufacturing Canada. Production at the plant will start in mid-2013, and by 2014 the number of employees will be about 70 people with annual sales at that time of $14 million.
2012-11-08 - London’s University of Western Ontario announced the official opening of the Fraunhofer Project Centre (FPC) for Composites Research, an applied research facility located at the university’s Advanced Manufacturing Park. The FPC is a collaboration between the university and the Germany-based Fraunhofer Institute for Chemical Technology. Researchers will focus on developing and processing lightweight composite materials for a number of industries, such as transportation, construction, machinery and aviation.
2012-07-17 - FFG Canada, an international joint-venture company, will create 26 new jobs in Bathurst, N.B. This $1.5 million investment will contribute $2.6 million annually to the province's gross domestic product once all the jobs have been filled. FFG Canada is a new international joint-venture company between Industrial Rubber Company, and German defence firm FFG Flensburger Fahrzeugbau Gesellschaft mbH (FFG), with the company headquarters in Bathurst. The company will begin its operations with the $135-million contract awarded to the German defence firm to supply 13 WISENT 2 Armoured Engineer Vehicles (AEV) to the Department of Defence through the conversion of Leopard 2 main battle tanks into armoured engineer vehicles.
2012-03-10 - Hitachi Construction Truck Manufacturing is expanding its Canadian operation by more than doubling the size of its work force in Guelph, and boosting its output of giant mining trucks by almost 100%. The company says the presence of a skilled and veteran work force at the plant, which Hitachi purchased in 2000, is the reason for expanding in Canada rather than in Mexico. The Japan-based company’s strategy stands in contrast to the wave of plant closings that has affected southern Ontario -- notably the shutdown by Caterpillar of its Electro-Motive Diesel Canada locomotive factory in London.
2012-02-02 - Industrial giant General Electric has opened a new $50 million aircraft engine testing and R&D centre in Winnipeg that could eventually create up to 50 jobs. The U.S. company said the centre will be run by joint venture partner StandardAero and will perform icing certification testing and develop other tests and equipment for GE Aviation's aircraft engines.
2011-11-29 - Hamilton, Ont.-based Bermingham Foundation Solutions Ltd. has secured "a significant investment" from the world's largest construction company, chairman and fourth-generation owner Patrick Bermingham has announced. Its new strategic partner, Soletanche Freyssinet, is part of the VINCI group, a Paris-based, publicly traded company that employs 180,000 people in about 100 countries. Bermingham is a foundation and marine specialty contractor, with a focus on the transportation, energy and mining markets.
2011-06-14 - UK-based materials testing equipment supplier Malvern Instruments Ltd. has opened its first office in Montreal. "Establishing direct operations through Malvern Instruments Canada is an exciting development," said Brian Dutko, president of the company's American office, Malvern Instruments Inc.. "The Canadian market has always been very important to us. The new organization offers many new benefits including support and training delivered directly by Malvern, and a more streamlined procurement process for purchasing consumables and accessories," Dutko added.
2011-01-03 - Wichita, KS based polymer producer Invista, plans to generate up to 4,500 tons of additional nylon airbag and industrial yarn at its production facilities in Kingston, Ont. and Gloucester, U.K. The additional capacity will be made available in several phases throughout January and February of 2011. The announcement is the company's second relating to Kingston in recent years. In 2008, Invista opened its "advanced development facility" in Kingston, designed to allowing Invista to move quickly from concept through testing to application.
2009-11-23 - Jiffy Products is expanding its production in Shippagan, New Brunswick. Jiffy Products, a Norwegian company, started operations in 1976 producing pots, pellets, plastic trays and a variety of retail products for the horticultural industry, and currently employs over 300 people at the facility. The growth will also mean the creation of 92 new jobs in the Acadian peninsula. The company also plans to include two new peat pot machines and an additional shrink-wrap machine. With this expansion, the plant will increase capacity, improving turnaround times and enhancing the quality of its products.
2008-01-29 - Global automotive painting leader DuPont Canada lifted the drop sheet recently to unveil its new coating and finishing education centre in Pointe Claire, Quebec. Around 3,000 students are expected to pass through its doors each year for courses on product and small business training. Students are expected to travel from around Quebec, eastern Ontario, the Maritimes and northeastern United States to take part in the classes, offered in both French and English. DuPont Canada is the Canadian subsidiary of Delaware-based E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company.
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