Sundridge truss mill shuts down
By: Northern Ontario Business staffBayToday.com reported that Kent Trusses in
Sundridge has shut down.
An email from the company general manager Chuck
Melanson to BayToday said: "We are experiencing a temporary
production shutdown and will have an update for customers no later
than Monday, August 29th."
The company is the larg...
Temiskaming chamber lobbies for Highway 11 passing lanes
By: Ian RossCarving out more passing lanes may be
the answer to improve motorist safety on Highway 11, says the
Temiskaming Shores and Area Chamber of Commerce.A recent meeting with the Ministry of
Transportation (MTO) confirmed what the chamber’s highway committee
chair Helene Culhane already suspected, t...
Timmins farmers aiming to raise 3,000 birds
By: Lindsay KellyAfter meeting at agricultural school,
Harold and Patsy Schmidt married, found work outside the food
industry, and started a family, all the while holding out for their
long-time dream: a farm of their own.Today, the couple is living out their
aspirations on 65 acres in Timmins — called Acres of...
After 40 years in business, Nor-Arc still looking to grow
By: Ian RossIn the early days of Nor-Arc Steel
Fabricators, company president Mario Léveillé jokingly remembers
there was plenty of finger-pointing going on at the Earlton shop.“People would walk in and say
(gesturing), I want a conveyor from there to there, and make it
happen.”Designing, fabricating and i...
North’s ag industry gets $3.7 million for land prep
By: Northern Ontario Business staffFood producers in
the northeast are getting a $3.7-million boost to help clear land and install
tile drainage in aid of their farming operations.Funding from the Northern
Ontario Heritage Fund Corp. (NOHFC) was announced by Premier Kathleen Wynne on
Aug. 12, the last day of her week-long trip a...
Developer eyes Sault for automotive fuel system plant
By: Northern Ontario Business staffA new tenant is
setting up shop at Sault Ste. Marie’s small business incubator.Purus Fuel Technologies
(PFT) has secured space at the Millworks Centre for Entrepreneurship, located
at the multi-use complex on the grounds of the former St. Marys Paper mill.Launched in 2013
by former Sault Ste. M...
Dome Mine to remain operational in Timmins
By: Lindsay KellyThe Timmins mining
community got some unexpected good news in July when Porcupine Gold Mines (PGM)-Goldcorp
announced it would keep Dome Mine operational, contrary to an earlier decision
that had the 106-year-old underground gold mine scheduled to close for good by October’s
end.An upswing in g...
Versatility breeds growth for Hearst lubricants company
By: Lindsay KellyWith a brand-new $12-million
building and an upcoming acquisition, Hearst-based Pepco is poised to further grow
its share of the market as the only family-owned fuels and lubricants company operating
throughout eastern Canada.After years of
expansion, and with various locations throughout town,...