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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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Iconic Thunder Bay building sold, renos planned
A landmark Thunder Bay building has been sold to an award-winning local architect whose forte is restoring old buildings.On Jan. 26, Thunder Bay city council authorized the sale of the Royal Edward Arms building in the city’s south end business core to Ahsanul Habib of Habib Architects for $500,000...
Thunder Bay port ready to wrap busy shipping season
With winter freeze-up and the Great Lakes shipping season coming to a close, the Port of Thunder Bay recorded its highest volume of cargo since 1998.The port authority marked a combined 9.3 million tonnes of grain, coal, potash, and other cargoes moving through the northwestern Ontario harbour thi...
Bumper wheat crop keeps port humming
Thunder Bay harbour has taken on the look of a parking lot this year.With last year’s backlog of wheat still being pushed through the western Lake Superior port, it’s not common to see a half-dozen freighters riding at anchor waiting their turn for cargo at the waterfront grain elevators.The calend...
City in transition
Doug Murray prefers thinking ahead only in three-year increments.The former mill manager at Resolute Forest Products knows how quickly fortunes in business and the economy can collapse without warning.“What can you project?” said Murray, Thunder Bay’s economic development CEO. “If you would have lo...


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