Companies Participating In March Delegation To National Buyer/Seller
Forum Report New Contracts, Business Growth
TORONTO, June 28 /CNW/ - The McGuinty government's oil sands initiative
is helping Ontario's innovative manufacturers win new business in Alberta's
booming energy sector, said Ontario Minister of Economic Development and Trade
Sandra Pupatello today.
"Ontario manufacturers have the entrepreneurial spirit and commitment
required to find new opportunity in east-west partnerships and I congratulate
them on their success," said Pupatello. "With their strengths in advanced
technologies and experience in meeting stringent production schedules, Ontario
manufacturers are the natural choice for Alberta companies seeking to expand
their supply chain."
In March, more than 130 Ontario manufacturers travelled to Edmonton to
participate in the National Buyer/Seller Forum, the foremost event for oil
sands procurement. The delegation was the latest in an ongoing program
spearheaded by the Ontario government to assist the province's manufacturing
industry tap into the unprecedented demand for goods and services generated by
Alberta's booming energy sector.
The March delegation was the Minister's third visit to Alberta in less
than a year. Those efforts are now paying off with Ontario companies securing
new business that will generate prosperity in Ontario. Examples of companies
that have participated in Ontario's oil sands initiative and are finding
Hamill Machine Company, Niagara Falls - Employing 15 people, this ISO-
certified machine shop conducts general machining, millwrighting, welding
and custom machine building, primarily servicing the food and beverage
industry. Company owner/operator Bob Benner took part in a food services
seminar organized for Ontario delegates. As a result of a contact made
during the seminar, Hamill Machine won a contract to design and
manufacture an initial order of 30 dough cutter rolls for an Edmonton-
based food company. This success story illustrates how opportunity in
Alberta's economy extends beyond oil sands-related work. For more
information contact email@example.com.
Bell-Camp Manufacturing, Ingersoll - This full-service, ISO-certified
fabrication shop specializes in carbon steel and specialty metals, and
also provides sandblasting and painting services. Bell-Camp participated
in both recent missions to Alberta and has been very successful in
developing new business.
In fact, General Manager Brad Stubbe reports having several large oil
sands-related orders underway, with the likelihood of further contracts
to follow. The shop is now fully booked until mid-August. This success
means the company has just recently completed an expansion of its
premises and is adding to its current number of staff. For more
information visit www.bellcampinc.com.
Parmerit Inc., Strathroy - This ISO-certified company has 46 employees
and specializes in custom machining and fabrication, electrical panel
design and manufacture, computer programming support and mechanical
design. Parmerit has achieved considerable success in the auto industry
and was seeking to diversify its customer base. Through participation in
the Ontario oil sands initiative, Parmerit was able to showcase its
skills in a growing market. After just four months of activity in
Alberta's energy sector, company President Ed Veeke reports sales of
$650,000 with further contracts anticipated in the year ahead. For more
information visit www.parmerit.com.
Wessex Precision Machining, Kitchener - Employing 18 people, this custom
machine shop services the automation, mining, oil field, gear
manufacturing and rubber industries. Wessex took part in the November
business mission to Alberta and, as a result of information gained during
the visit, was able to secure a new contract with an Alberta company.
Co-owner Peter Alden reports that Wessex is continuing to develop its
business in Western Canada and currently has several other quotes in
progress. For more information visit www.wessexmachining.com.
"Over the coming months, we look forward to many more of the contacts and
leads established through Ontario's oil sands initiative leading to new
business for Ontario companies," said Pupatello. "Our government will continue
working aggressively to generate opportunity for Ontario manufacturers -
whether that means helping them break into new markets around the world, or
More information about the Ontario government's oil sands initiative is
available at: www.ontariocanada.com/oilsands
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For further information:
For further information: Phil DeMont, Minister Pupatello's Office, (416)
325-6706; Neil Trotter, Communications Branch, (416) 325-6716