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Kam Valley Industries owner Tyler Bragnalo is overseeing the city’s new advanced manufacturing lab on the campus of Confederation College, which is being outfitted with the latest in milling equipment technology.
College hosts advanced manufacturing lab Tyler Bragnalo wasn’t sure how he would adjust to working in a post-secondary environment.The owner of Kam Valley Industries had moved lock, stock and lathe to Confederation College last year to run his machining and design business, but also oversee its new advanced manufacturing lab.“I thought it would be a pain in the butt,” said Bragnalo of mentoring college students and working hand-in-hand with a not-for-profit organization in the Northwestern Ontario Innovation Centre.“I have to run a bu...

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Thunder Bay port bustling with grain hauls
The Port of Thunder Bay registered more than eight-million tonnes of cargo during the current shipping season, a first since 2008.The authority said Dec. 4 that it expects to approach the nine million mark by the time the season closes next month, which would set a 17-year high.Above-average grain ...
Thunder Bay port secures transatlantic service
The Thunder Bay Port Authority has an arrangement with a Dutch partner, the Spliethoff Group of Amsterdam, to offer monthly transatlantic marine service to Europe in 2015.Shippers in northwestern Ontario and Western Canada can now arrange to send partial shiploads of cargo, and even containers, to ...
Entrepreneur launches e-commerce food venture
A change in lifestyle toward healthier eating was the inspiration behind Thunder Bay businessman Andrew Moorey’s launch of an e-commerce venture this fall.180 Foods is a new side venture for Moorey, the president of Global Hydration, a water purification and treatment system company.The aim of 180 ...
New Thunder Bay ski hill owners aim for year-round operation
Two Thunder Bay ski enthusiasts have made their wildest dreams come true.Business partners Jason Gerry and Grant Brodeur are the new owners of Loch Lomond Ski Area.The pair has ambitious plans to brush out more runs on the 290-acre property and transform the hill into a year-round destination.Gerry...


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