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Scientists turn to industry for space technologies (07/04)

By KELLY LOUISEIZE Northern Ontario Business Canadian scientists are going to Mars in 2011, and representatives from private and public industry visited Sudbury hailing opportunities for technology-driven institutions.

O.N.Telcom unveils new name, new image (07/04)

By IAN ROSS Northern Ontario Business O.N. Telcom has adopted a new name and a growth strategy to expand its base across Northern Ontario.

Aaron Vesa, tire lifter (07/04)

AARON VESA says one of the biggest problems in the mechanics trade today is the aging workforce. While companies have made machines to help relieve workers of heavy lifting, they have not invented a tool to help lift heavy tires onto the rims.

Tractor prototype set for production startup (06/04)

By IAN ROSS A Mississauga manufacturer expects to begin serialized production of a commercial turf care tractor in North Bay this fall. Robert Ernst, one of the principles with GP-Turfcare Inc.

Paul Laplante, time saver for the renovator (06/04)

Paul Laplante, renovator and businessman, was putting up drywall and completing the job by taping the joints when he thought to himself “There must be an easier way to do this.

Build alliances with big players (06/04)

By ANDREW WAREING For IT strategies consulting company Collective Minds Consulting in North Bay, breaking into a new market south of the border is a process that is requiring equal portions of persistence and patience.

Invest in expertise (06/04)

By ANDREW WAREING Architectural and engineering firm B.H. Lawrence Consultants in Timmins, have hired three individuals to explore new opportunities in exporting. The company’s exports are only about five per cent of its total business.

Have product, will deliver...ahead of competition (06/04)

Donald Champagne knows what keeps customers happy. Deliver what they want days and weeks ahead of the competition.

Diversify your product line (06/04)

By IAN ROSS The head of NorWa Manufacturing and Distribution Co. knew two things when he launched his business three years ago: Northern Ontario forestry mills generate tons of wood waste and horses have a propensity to defecate - a lot.

Know when to invest in a strategic plan (06/04)

By ANDREW WAREING An online listing of project tenders is proving an invaluable tool for Thunder Bay’s Tangent Stair Manufacturing with exports to the U.S. expected to expand considerably in the coming year.