Minister of Economic Development and Innovation Brad Duguid visits General Donlee Canada facilities in Toronto

The Honourable Brad Duguid, Minister of Economic Development and Innovation of the Province of Ontario, visits Donlee Precision and General Gear, divisions of General Donlee Canada located in Toronto, Ontario. Visit highlights contribution of Ontario's manufacturing sector to the Province's economy and underscores Province's commitment to jobs and investment.

TORONTO, Nov. 6, 2012 /CNW/ - On November 6, 2012, Ontario's Minister of Economic Development and Innovation Brad Duguid visited Donlee Precision and General Gear, divisions of General Donlee Canada (TSX:GDI) ("General Donlee" or the "Company") located in Toronto, Ontario. He was joined by senior staff from the Ministry of Economic Development and Innovation and Alex Irving, General Assistant to the Minister. Attending the visit were also Rod Jones, President of the Ontario Aerospace Council and Ron Oberth, President of the Organization of Candu Industries.

"High performing companies like Donlee Precision and General Gear help create jobs in Ontario and are the engines of a knowledge-based economy," said Minister Duguid. "I recognize the importance of the Company's commitment to investing in its people and technology to achieve operational excellence and to continue to be an important industry player in a competitive global marketplace."

After meeting with General Donlee senior management and Ken Laver of the Company's Board of Directors, Minister Duguid and others toured the Company's facilities and had the opportunity to meet and greet employees of the Company.

Founded in 1965, General Donlee Canada is a leading solution provider of complex machined products, serving the Aerospace, Nuclear, Oil and Gas and Power Generation industries. General Donlee is a public company trading on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX:GDI) with approximately 200 employees. Over the last half century, the Company has expanded and updated its product mix to supply over 100 top-tier customers globally in a wide variety of industries.  The Company's operating strategy targets niche markets in need of sophisticated manufacturing capabilities.

Garen Mikirditsian, President and CEO of General Donlee Canada added, "With a highly skilled workforce and globally recognized precision machining capabilities, General Donlee is a prime example of why Ontario is a smart place to invest. We thank Minister Duguid and his staff for their visit today and the Government of Ontario for their support and commitment to the Ontario manufacturing sector and the Aerospace industry specifically. We look forward to growing our Company and investing in our people and technology in order to remain a leader in the markets we serve and continue to contribute to the development of a strong and innovative economy in Ontario."

About General Donlee Canada
General Donlee Canada Inc. is a leading diversified manufacturer of precision-machined products for the military, commercial and general aerospace industries, and a specialist in the manufacture of precision-machined products for the nuclear, industrial products and power generation industries. General Donlee's operating strategy focuses on targeting niche markets for products that are aligned with its sophisticated manufacturing capabilities and skilled workforce. General Donlee trades on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the ticker TSX:GDI .

SOURCE: General Donlee Canada Inc.

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