Thunder Bay Feature

The aircraft maintenance workforce at the Pilatus Centre in Thunder Bay has grown into a high volume 24-hour operation moving into a new shop in 2011.
Aircraft life extensions keep Pilatus busy around the clockA plethora of heavy maintenance aviation work has been a boon for the Pilatus Centre Canada in Thunder Bay.Since moving into a state-of-the-art sales and service shop on the north side of Thunder Bay International Airport in 2011, the company has expanded its workforce and evolved into a high volume shop running 24/7.“When we moved over here four years ago, we had six full-time maintenance guys on the floor,” said Steve Davey, executive vice-president and COO of the Pilatus Centre. Now ...

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More Aboriginal insight needed in development: university report
Effective Aboriginal engagement and participation in regional planning is the lynchpin to making progress on mineral development in northwestern Ontario.Lakehead University’s Centre for Excellence for Sustainable Mining and Exploration (CESME) released its first policy paper this spring, callin...
Guest Column
Competition for foreign direct Investment is fierce. Most recently, Thunder Bay lost an Australian manufacturer to Houston, Texas. The Community Economic Development Commission spent approximately three years working with this group. This isn’t the first or last time Thunder Bay will lose ma...
Developer looks to supply Ontario, export market with wood pellets
Justus Veldman thinks there’s a home-grown solution to supply the Thunder Bay Generating Station with wood pellets instead of importing them from Europe.At the same time the Sault Ste. Marie developer wants to bring industry back to the Township of Red Rock with his ambitious plans for a commer...
Hobbyist turns passion into business
Justin Frape has developed a fascination with a strange potion that’s sold in tiny apothecary bottles.The well-known Thunder Bay businessman has transformed an abiding interest in distilled spirits into a major career move in launching Frape & Sons, manufacturing bitters using locally sourced ...


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