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Now entering its 10th year of operation, Vortex Aerospace Services has completed assembly on 30 of Bombardier’s CL-415 Superscooper aircraft at North Bay’s Jack Garland Airport.
Vortex Aerospace marks a decade assembling water bombers Vortex Aerospace Services began as a pitch by Jody Joyal to convince Bombardier Aerospace’s amphibious group to keep its water bomber production facilities in North Bay.When the order book for the CL-415 Superscooper began drying up in the early 2000s, the Montreal-based aviation giant mothballed the final assembly plant at Jack Garland Airport.Joyal, a former employee and now president at Vortex, was teaching at Canadore College’s aviation campus when a Bombardier vice-president contacted him ...


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Nipissing entities benefit from provincial funding
The Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corp. (NOHFC) is providing $1.4 million to three Nipissing-area projects.Canadore College will receive $906,860 to expand operations at the Innovation Centre for Advanced Manufacturing and Production (ICAMP). The facility provides Canadian manufacturing compan...
Biomass group under new banner
A North Bay-based biomass advocacy group has resurfaced with a new name and renewed vigour to continue to take Northern Ontario’s forestry sector in a new strategic direction. The former staff of the Biomass Innovation Centre (BIC), once based at Nipissing University, has reconstituted and ...
North Bay driller cashes in on innovation
A North Bay drilling company received $170,000 from the National Research Council’s (NRC) Industrial Research Assistance Program fund. The money for the drilling services company is earmarked for the development of a data acquisition system to capture and record essential production data fro...
Biomass association takes root
The former staff of Nipissing University’s Biomass Innovation Centre has regenerated themselves as the Biomass North Development Centre.In a July 2 news release, the North Bay-based not-for-profit group announced it is now taking memberships from communities, organizations and businesses engage...


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