WINDSOR, ON, June 26 /CNW/ - The vision and tenacity of these giants in
industry have helped shape Canada's economy and their induction into the CMHOF
will serve as a permanent testimony to future generations of their outstanding
"As a country we are blessed with a depth of talented individuals who
have worked to see their vision become a reality," says The Honourable
Perrin Beatty, President and CEO of the Canadian Chamber of Commerce, and
Honourary Chairman of the Canadian Manufacturing Hall of Fame. "It is
important to profile and remember the people who have left a legacy of
innovation, perseverance and commitment to excellence for all Canadians and
have as well made a huge impression on the world. This year's inductees
reflect the depth and diversity of manufacturing that is at the very heart of
the Canadian economy. I believe their induction will serve as a powerful
reminder of just how proud we are of our Canadian manufacturing heritage."
The 2007 Canadian Manufacturing Hall of Fame Inductees are:
Frank J. Hasenfratz
Founder, Linamar Corporation
Founder, International Tool Limited
Gene H. Kruger(*)
Leadership, President & CEO, Kruger Inc.
Gordon M. McGregor(*)
Founder, Ford Motor Company Canada
R. Samuel McLaughlin.(*)
Founder, General Motors of Canada
Ronald D. Southern
Founder / Leadership, Chairman of the Board, ATCO Ltd.
Labour, Canadian Labour Congress
Complete biographies on each inductee are available on the web site at
An induction ceremony and dinner will be held Wednesday, October 3, 2007
at the St. Clair Centre for the Arts, Windsor, Ontario.
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