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Sudbury innovation lab seeks to restore lost manufacturing jobsTom Fortin, inaugural director of the Fortin Discovery Lab, has used the new space he helped build at NORCAT's headquarters in Sudbury to build an automatic focus system for a medical laser, seen in the background. By: Jonathan MigneaultTom Fortin wants people to start making things again.More specifically, the founder of Ontrak Control Systems, a Sudbury company that manufactures computer control systems, wants engineers and technologists in Sudbury and Northern Ontario to start building electronic and mechanical products.In the ...
Timmins contractor awarded university campus project Cy Rheault Construction of Timmins has been awarded a $34-million contract for Laurentian University’s campus modernization project. By: Northern Ontario Business staffCy Rheault Construction of Timmins has been awarded a $34-million contract for Laurentian University’s campus modernization project.The project, which represents a major renewal for the Sudbury campus, will mean new construction, plus upgrades and renovations to nine campus buildings over two years...
Lakehead ranked as a research leaderLakehead University is again ranked among the top research universities for undergraduates in Canada. By: Northern Ontario Business staffLakehead University is again ranked among the top research universities for undergraduates in Canada.Re$earch Infosource, which released its annual rankings for Canada’s Top 50 research universities, placed Lakehead second among Ontario’s undergraduate universities, and third among Canada’s undergr...
Algoma moving arts program to St. Marys propertyJustus Veldman (left), CEO of Riversedge Developments, and Richard Myers, president of Algoma University, sign an agreement that will move the university’s visual fine arts program onto the former St. Marys Paper property for a 16-month period. (PHOTO SUPPLIED) By: Northern Ontario Business staffThe visual fine arts program at Algoma University will take up residence at the Machine Shop in Sault Ste. Marie, located on the former St. Marys Paper property that’s being transformed by Riversedge Developments into a multi-use property.The agreement is for 16 months with the option of a thre...
Sault hosting energy conferenceThe Brookfield wind farm will be one site of a series of industrial tours given as part of an upcoming energy conference in Sault Ste. Marie. By: Lindsay KellySault Ste. Marie is hoping to further cement its title as the alternative energy capital of North America when it hosts its inaugural green-energy conference next month.The Energy Opportunities Conference: Making Things Happen! will take place Nov. 4-6. The three-day event will bring together profe...
Sault chamber recognizes business excellence By: Northern Ontario Business staffLeaders in industry in Sault Ste. Marie have been recognized by the Sault Ste. Marie Chamber of Commerce.Awards were given out during the chamber’s 125th annual general meeting on Oct. 23. A list of winners follows.-Andrew Sarlo and Dennis Tatasciore of S&T Group: Skipper Manzzutti Award for Bu...
North Bay chamber gala dishes out annual awards By: Northern Ontario Business staffMore than 150 people turned out for the North Bay & District Chamber of Commerce’s “Bell Evening of Excellence Awards” to witness six awards being presented, Oct. 21.Bioped received with The Success Stories Award, while The Raven and Republic took home the New Business of the Year Award.Robert Ray ...
Sault development corp gets fundingThe Community Development Corporation in Sault Ste. Marie has received $300,000 from the federal government for business support. (FILE PHOTO) By: Northern Ontario Business staffSault Ste. Marie’s Community Development Corporation has received $300,000 in FedNor funding to support small business development, growth and job creation in the city.Over a one-year period, the organization will provide small and medium-sized enterprises with access to capital and business co...



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