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Toyota recognizes Manitoulin TransportToyota Canada has recognized Manitoulin Transport with its 2014 Parts Carrier of the Year Award. (PHOTO SUPPLIED) By: Northern Ontario Business staffToyota Canada has recognized Manitoulin Transport with its 2014 Parts Carrier of the Year Award.For the past 14 years, Toyota has awarded the honour to the parts logistics company that has a “relentless focus on customer service with best performance transit time, quality and response,” accordi...
Canadore College expanding aviation campusCanadore College has broken ground for an expansion of its Aviation Technology Campus at North Bay’s Jack Garland Airport. By: Northern Ontario Business staffCanadore College has broken ground for an expansion of its Aviation Technology Campus at North Bay’s Jack Garland Airport.The college announced Nov. 21 that construction of the Advanced Composites Fabrication, Repair and Test Centre (ARC-TC) has officially started.The facility is being built beside...
Sudbury miners don’t innovate? No way, says Ionic CEOSudbury-based Ionic Engineering has developed a number of robotic manufacturing systems for the mining sector, including this high-capacity robotic copper stripping system destined for a refinery in South Korea. By: Jonathan MigneaultThe president and CEO of the Sudbury-based Ionic Engineering group of companies says he was shocked when he read Greg Baiden, the CEO of Penguin Automated Systems, say Sudbury mining companies lack innovation.“I do absolutely no work in this city. I wouldn't want to and I don't need to,” Baiden sai...
Vale and Glencore not innovative enough: Penguin CEOGreg Baiden, chairman and CEO of Penguin Automated Systems. By: Jonathan MigneaultSudbury's largest mining companies, Vale and Glencore, lack innovation, says the chairman of a local mining robotics and technology company.“I do absolutely no work in this city. I wouldn't want to and I don't need to,” said Greg Baiden, chairman and CEO of Penguin Automated Systems, a Sudbury-base...
Lac des Iles realigning following summer fatalityNorth American Palladium is trying to get back on track after a bleak year that included a fatality and near-bankruptcy for the company. By: Lindsay KellyLate in the afternoon of July 10, Jim Gallagher answered the phone call that no mining executive ever wants to receive.Pascal Goulet, a 38-year-old husband and father of two, had been killed while operating an LHD loader underground at Lac des Iles Mine.“I was in Toronto, and you almost know the wo...
Construction associations pursue prompt payment legislationThe Council for Ontario Construction Associations is gearing up to take another run at urging Queen’s Park to draft new legislation to address a long-standing problem of late payments to subcontractors and trades by developers and prime contractors. By: Ian RossA new coalition of Ontario contractors will be pushing for a revival of prompt payment legislation when Queen’s Park reconvenes this fall.Ian Cunningham, president of the Council for Ontario Construction Associations (COCA), said his group plans to keep lobbying for new legislation that would requi...
New Sudbury project brewingGreg Oldenburg (right) spoke to prospective buyers during an open house at Northern Breweries in downtown Sudbury. The developer plans to transform the former manufacturing facility into a residential complex with 50 loft-style units. By: Lindsay KellyGreg Oldenburg doesn’t yet have any detailed plans for turning Sudbury’s former Northern Breweries building into a residential complex, but he’s already received commitments for 15 of his 50 planned units. Such is the lure behind the notion of living in a former brewery.Built in 1907, the structure...
Ontario breaks the timber ceilingArchitects, engineers and the wood industry celebrated upcoming changes to the Ontario Building Code permitting the construction of wood framed buildings up to six stories. By: Ian RossA silent cheer went up in John Stephenson’s office with the news in late September that six-storey wood-framed buildings will be permitted in Ontario starting in January.“We’ve been waiting for this with baited breath for quite a while,” said Stephenson, a partner with the award-winning FORM Archit...



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