Bombardier Transportation in Thunder Bay held a recent suppliers' forum and invited current and prospective suppliers to learn about the needs and business opportunities from the rail coach manufacturer.
In a June 12 release, Bombardier Transportation said representatives from 18 companies attended the presentations and plant tours.
Participating businesses included: Kam Valley Industries, Rugged Air, Nu-Tech Metals, Venshore Mechanical, Thunder Bay Hydraulics, Payford Steel Inc., Peterson Machine Inc., Kore Fabrication, Rudnicki Industrial, Coastal Steel Construction, Fabmar Metals Inc., Infinity Metal Fabrication and Design, Northwest Installations and Dingwell's Machinery & Supply.
The event was also attended by the City of Thunder Bay Community Economic Development Commission.
“In Thunder Bay, finding the right supply chain products and services is key to our business success and long-term sustainability,” said Emmaneul Piec, director of technical services, in a statement. “Our goal is to better communicate our supply needs and to keep building relationships with local entrepreneurs and businesses to have the greatest impact possible in the community."
The Thunder Bay plant employs more than 1,400 and operates four production lines manufacturing streetcar and subways for customers around the world.