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ohn Cambridge, a seasonal worker at Thompson’s Maple Products, said Tap Track, devised by a trio of Sault Ste. Marie innovators, reduces down time, while saving money, during maple syrup production.
Monitoring system creates efficiencies in maple syrup productionWith 100 acres of maple trees to survey, it would often take John Cambridge an entire day walking the sugar bush to pinpoint a source of lost pressure in the tap lines at Thompson’s Maple Products, and even then, his success at diagnosing the cause of the problem — amongst 20,000 taps — could be dubious.Enter Tap Track, a digital monitoring system that alerts producers when a loss of vacuum occurs and identifies its location with greater accuracy than the traditional walk in the bush.“The idea ...


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Flakeboard changes name to Arauco
Sault Ste. Marie-based Flakeboard, which manufactures composite panel products, has changed its name to Arauco-North America.Arauco-North America integrates the U.S. distribution subsidiary Arauco Wood Products Inc. and Flakeboard Co. Ltd., which has eight manufacturing facilities located in O...
Program training equipment operators for construction, mining
A new program partnering Sault College with the Garden River First Nation is opening up doors for Aboriginal and Métis women looking to get into the trades.In 2015, the college’s Aboriginal Apprenticeship Centre will be offering two cohorts of the heavy equipment operator program to train women for...
Media outlets partner for extended news coverage
A pair of media companies has joined forces to provide extended digital news coverage across Northern Ontario.Sudbury-based Laurentian Publishing (owner of Northern Ontario Business) and Village Media of Sault Ste. Marie have entered a partnership that brings together its online platforms. Laurenti...
Development on the horizon at Sault airport
Over the next five to 10 years, the Sault Ste. Marie Airport is projected to develop a business park, complete upgrades to its passenger terminal, and continue to grow passenger numbers, according to a report prepared for the airport’s development commission.Retained by the commission last year, co...


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