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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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Sault hires consultants for harbour project
The City of Sault Ste. Marie has hired the consulting team of KPMG and AECOM to navigate the first phase of an in-depth study on a proposed commercial harbour.The Port of Algoma concept is a partnership between the city and Essar Steel Algoma to address aging infrastructure at the company’s private...
Refinanced Essar Steel posts 3Q profits
Essar Steel Algoma posted a profit of $26.8 million in its third quarter results.The privately-owned Sault Ste. Marie sheet and plate producer attributes the gains to higher shipments, higher steel prices and lower costs.The company staved off bankruptcy last year with a major refinancing effort to...
Essar seeks $1 million for blast furnace retrofit
Sault Ste. Marie’s largest single employer says it plans to add hundreds of jobs within the next few months with plans to bring an additional blast furnace back into service.In a letter to Sault Mayor Christian Provenzano, Kalyan Gosh, Essar Steel Algoma’s president and CEO, requests the city ...
Sault development may include casino
Sault Ste. Marie city council voted Monday to direct city staff to enter into discussions regarding the sale of waterfront property to Toronto-based developer Paolo Rovazzi.Rovazzi, represented by Sault lawyer Bob Paciocco, and accompanied by Sault architect Franco Pastore, attended Monday's co...


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