Export Development

Shane Steeves had been brewing beer at home for more than 20 years when, encouraged by years of positive reviews from friends and family, he decided to try his hand at commercial brewing. In February 2014 he delivered his first keg, and Hammond River Brewing was off and running. Just over three years later, Steeves […]

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Note: This post originally appeared in December 2015. Sébastien Roy is a lover of both spirits and the province of New Brunswick. Four years ago, Roy combined those passions to create Distillerie Fils Du Roy, a small distillery based in Petit-Paquetville in the northern part of New Brunswick. With a slew of impressive award wins […]

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New Brunswick’s CLS Lexi-tech is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Lionbridge Technologies, the world’s largest localization solutions provider. Originally incorporated as Lexi-tech International in 1988, it has since become North America’s most prominent translation and linguistic services provider serving clients in multiple sectors across Canada, the U.S. and Europe. Upon its founding in Moncton, the company’s […]

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Since purchasing New Brunswick’s Mrs. Dunster’s in 2014, Blair and Rosalyn Hyslop have busied themselves building a strong company, creating a great corporate culture, and working to support their community. The company has expanded its product portfolio, and invested in new employees, equipment, and production lines. Its retail location welcomes 400,000 visitors per year, and their […]

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Wee College is an early learning and childcare franchise program with multiple locations in the province of New Brunswick. CEO/Founder Melody Munro has made early learning and childcare her life’s passion since the 1980s, launching her first childcare centre in 1994. She sees Wee College as “entrepreneurship with a purpose.” “I saw the industry being so […]

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New Brunswick’s Remsoft provides digital solutions for land management and planning, improving productivity, and performance of its international client’s land assets. Its focus is on planning and scheduling, using predictive analytics technology that enables land managers/planners to find the best way(s) forward for their assets. With clients in 20 countries, Remsoft is now expanding its operations […]

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Since opening in 2003, New Brunswick’s Gillis of Belleisle has earned a reputation for creating unique award-winning wines. Located at the head of Belleisle Bay, the winery—one of the province’s oldest—is a perfect destination for those seeking a taste of both delicious wine and New Brunswick’s gorgeous summer scenery. “We get a fantastic breeze coming off the Bay, […]

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New Brunswick’s Lizotte Machine Vision has been in business since 1985. A family-run operation, the company consists of two partners, Marcel Lizotte, President, and his son Steve, Vice President. The Lizottes focus on custom-built quality control and grading equipment for the seafood industry. Lizotte’s machines are able to sort and grade seafood products by size, colour, […]

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Dieppe, New Brunswick’s Partner Seafood, Inc. (PSI) is a production management and marketing company focused on the seafood product sector. Founder, President, and CEO Paul Farrah saw fishermen from various locations in the Maritimes having difficulty moving product into new markets; this provided an opportunity to both start a business and help his community. Farrah says his […]

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Brent Rourke’s fascination with wood began at a young age. After high school, he immediately enrolled in woodworking courses at NBCC in Saint John. It was that experience that led to his love of shaker boxes, an item that would go on to become a signature product for his business, Brent Rourke Designs. Brent’s shaker boxes […]

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Groupe Savoie was incorporated in the 1970s by Hector Savoie and his son Jean-Claude. The elder Savoie was heavily involved in New Brunswick’s hardwood industry, working as General Manager of the Southampton Lumber mill in Saint-Quentin. In 1978, Hector and his son decided to take the plunge and start their own business. Hector resigned from […]

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When you work with something for so long—a living thing in particular—you become attached to it. That’s what happened to Dr. Cornel Ceapa, Founder of Acadian Sturgeon and Caviar. Launched in 2005, the company is the culmination of Dr. Ceapa’s extensive training and lifelong interest in Sturgeon. Originally from Romania, Dr. Ceapa began his career […]

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New Brunswick’s Therma-Ray is one of only a few companies in North America delivering a wide range of radiant heating solutions for both residential and commercial customers. The company’s products are found everywhere from luxury boxes at an NFL football stadium in Indianapolis, to a Bikram Yoga studio in Florida, to a hospital in Abu Dhabi. With customers in Canada, […]

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As part of our preparation for the FIHAV 2015 Havana International Fair, Opportunities NB (ONB) recently worked with David Verbiwski, Senior Trade Commissioner at the Canadian Embassy in Cuba, to present an informative session on doing business in Cuba, and the overall state of Canada-Cuba relations. The FIHAV fair begins on November 2, 2015 and […]

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From the heart of potato country, a family-owned farm, whose beginning dates back to the early 1920s, is currently offering one of Atlantic Canada’s tastiest exports to the world. Covered Bridge Potato Chips, a product of Albright Farms, has seen tremendous success both domestically and abroad despite only launching in 2009. The company’s old-fashioned kettle […]

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In June, the 2015 Export Awards recognized New Brunswick companies achieving recent or ongoing success in developing new markets and expanding their reach. Opportunities NB (ONB) wanted to check in with of some of those award-winning companies, and get to the bottom of their export success. Dieppe’s Bonté Foods Limited is a manufacturer of over 300 food products. Producing food under the Bonté […]

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In June, the 2015 Export Awards recognized New Brunswick companies that have achieved recent and/or ongoing success in developing new markets and expanding their reach. Opportunities NB (ONB) wanted to take advantage of our relationships with some of that event’s featured speakers and get their thoughts on achieving export success in Canada. Beth Webster is VP – Operations […]

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Fredericton’s CARIS captured the 2011 Exporter of the Year Award thanks to their world-class geospatial software solutions. The company was born in 1979 when Dr. Salem Masry, a professor at the University of New Brunswick (UNB), was asked to advise on the creation of digital mapping software. Over 36 years later the company now designs and builds solutions for customers operating across the marine, […]

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In June, the New Brunswick Export Awards recognized those companies that have achieved recent and/or ongoing success in developing new markets and expanding their global reach. Opportunities NB (ONB) wanted to pick the brains of some of those award-winning companies and learn more about their export success. Smart Skin Technologies, this year’s Emerging Exporter of […]

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