CME announces Canadian Innovation Awards Finalists

    OTTAWA, Sept. 10 /CNW Telbec/ - Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters (CME)
today announced the 24 finalists for the prestigious 2007 Canadian Innovation
Awards. The awards recognize Canada's top innovators that demonstrate
innovative excellence in: New Technology, Environmental Technology,
Diversification of Export Markets, New Product Design & Commercialization,
Promotion of a Healthy & Safer Workplace and Productivity Improvement. Two
other categories include Manufacturer of the Year and Innovative Canadian
Business of the Year.
    Winners will be announced during the Canadian Innovation Awards Gala
October 22 in St. John's, Newfoundland. This event is taking place in
conjunction with CME's Eastern Excellence: Best Practices in Atlantic Canada
on October 22 - 24. For more information on these to events visit

    CME congratulates the finalists for:

    BDC's Canadian Innovation Award for Productivity Improvement

    - Advanced Glazings Ltd., Sydney, NS
    - Bosch Rexroth Canada, Welland, ON
    - D.F. Barnes Group of Companies, St. John's, NL

    20/20 Magazine's Canadian Innovation Award for New Product Design &

    - Adventus Interactive, Halifax, NS
    - Novik inc., St-Augustin-de-Desmaures, QC
    - ComputerAid Professional Services Ltd., Okotoks, AB
    - Plastiques Cascades - A Division of Cascades Canada Inc., Montréal, QC

    Plant/Rogers Award for Manufacturer of the Year

    - Linamar Corporation, Guelph, ON
    - JAY-LOR(R) Fabricating Inc., Orton, ON

    Canadian Innovation Award for Environmental Technology

    - Simo Corporation, Calgary, AB
    - Louisiana Pacific Ltd., East River, NS
    - Eco-Tec Inc., Pickering, ON
    - Enerscan Engineering Inc., Halifax, NS

    IAPA's Canadian Innovation Award for the Promotion of a Healthy & Safer

    - North Atlantic Refining Ltd., Come by Chance, NL
    - Nova Scotia Power Inc., Port Hawkesbury, NS
    - Canadian Blue Bird Coach, Ltd., Brantford, ON

    EDC's Canadian Innovation Award for the Diversification of Export Markets

    - HLS HARD-LINE Solutions Inc., Dowling, ON
    - FormaShape 3D Architectural Design Solutions, Kelowna, BC
    - JAY-LOR(R) Fabricating Inc., Orton, ON

    NRC/IRAP's Canadian Innovation Award for New Technology

    - Energie H.T. International inc., Lachute, QC
    - Measurand Inc., Fredericton, NB
    - NovAtel Inc., Calgary, AB
    - Carmanah Technologies Corporation, Victoria, BC
    - Integran Technologies, Toronto, ON

For further information:

For further information: Jeff Brownlee, CME, (613) 238-8888 ext. 233

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