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Provincial blitz targetting materials handling By: Northern Ontario Business staffOntario is launching a workplace safety blitz that will focus on hazards involving material handling to ensure workers are safe on the job.From Sept. 15 to Oct. 26, Ministry of Labour inspectors will visit plants, factories and other industrial sector workplaces across the province. They will ...
St. Andrew Goldfields to mill for Northern Gold By: Northern Ontario Business staffNorthern Gold Mining Inc. has signed a custom milling agreement with St. Andrew Goldfields Ltd.The agreement provides for the milling of a minimum of 80,000-tonne bulk sample from the company’s Garrcon deposit, located on its Garrison Property located east of Timmins. The term of the agreement i...
Nordex Explosives boss named top Ontario entrepreneurJim Taylor, president-CEO, Nordex Explosives. By: Northern Ontario Business staffKirkland Lake’s Jim Taylor has been named Entrepreneur of the Year by the Ontario Association of Community Futures Development Corporation.The president and CEO of Nordex Explosives received the honour at the association’s annual conference in Huntsville in early September.Taylor was nominated by t...
Safety first at Shuniah Forest Products By: Northern Ontario Business staffShuniah Forest Products of Thunder Bay was named a two-time winner at the Workplace Safety North awards dinner and annual general meeting held in North Bay, Sept. 17.The company was recognized as the top safety performer in the forestry category and among small firms with less than 50 full-time emp...
Cliffs wants out of the Ring of Fire Cliffs Natural Resources is considering selling its Ring of Fire chromite properties, and a Toronto junior miner operating in the remote region of Ontario said it’s arranging the financing to take control of the project. By: Northern Ontario Business staffCliffs Natural Resources is considering selling its Ring of Fire chromite properties, and a Toronto junior miner operating in the remote region of Ontario said it’s arranging the financing to take control of the project.KWG president-CEO Frank Smeenk told the Globe and Mail newspaper he has discuss...
Northern companies establish Saskatchewan mining presenceWayne Ablitt, president of Jannatec Technologies (left); Brenda Hagerty, general manager of Porcupine Canvas; and Don Croteau, managing director of Schauenburg Industries, are working together on a new partnership to break into the Saskatchewan potash-mining market. By: Lindsay KellyIt was during a trip to Toronto about a year ago that Wayne Ablitt and Don Croteau realized they were both thinking of expanding into Western Canada with their respective companies, Jannatec Technologies and Schauenburg Industries Ltd. But with expansion comes considerable expense, not to mention t...
Temiskaming Shores plunges ahead on waterfront developmentThe shoreline structures on the Lake Temiskaming waterfront at Temiskaming Shores are in store for some dramatic upgrades once provincial funding arrives to start the construction. By: Ian RossThe municipality of Temiskaming Shores is closer to starting construction on its waterfront revitalization project.In mid-July, FedNor ponied up $999,000 for the rehabilitation and enhancements of the Lake Temiskaming waterfront shoreline structures in the two communities of New Liskeard and Hailey...
Kenora fabricator finds success in Western CanadaFero Robotic Welding Solutions, a small Kenora automated fabrication shop, is making great inroads into Western Canada by serving large agricultural manufacturers. By: Ian RossAsk James Fedirchuk why he decided to start a high-tech fabrication shop in Kenora and he’ll probably scratch his head and wonder why, too.“It doesn’t make a whole lot of sense some days,” said the owner of Fero Robotic Welding Solutions, while driving to an early morning business meeting in Winnip...



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