Manufacturing

Via UNB: University of New Brunswick (UNB) researchers studying New Brunswick’s manufacturing sector say manufacturing is still the engine of New Brunswick’s economy and could be the answer to economic challenges posed by declining demographics. Dr. Herb Emery, the UNB Vaughan Chair in Regional Economics, launched a multi-year research project to study New Brunswick’s manufacturing […]

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Last December, in partnership with ACOA, Opportunities NB (ONB) announced support for Scale Up Atlantic Canada, a formalized approach to helping New Brunswick-based businesses reach their full potential. Scale Up Atlantic Canada is led by the University of New Brunswick’s (UNB) J Herbert Smith Centre for Technology Management & Entrepreneurship (TME) and was created by […]

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Several New Brunswick building and construction companies are currently exhibiting in Montego Bay, Jamaica this week. The goal is to present and promote to prospective resellers, architects, and project managers in order to develop and compete for business opportunities in the Jamaican building and construction market. Market diversification is a key play for this sector. […]

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Saint John-based NTI Boilers Inc. (NTI) is headed to this year’s NAHB International Builders’ Show (IBS) in Las Vegas to showcase the latest example of New Brunswick innovation. Founded in 1967 by the Dennison family and acquired by Italy’s Ariston Thermo Group in 2016, NTI is a world-leading manufacturer of high-efficiency boilers and water heaters […]

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Beresford’s Ébénisterie Foxwoods Millwork operates from a 12,000 sq ft facility housing some of the best woodworkers and most state-of-the-art technology in the province. The company launched in 1997, focusing on interior work for Pizza Delight and Mike’s restaurant locations. Bruno Arseneault joined Foxwoods in 2003 as project manager and purchased the company in 2012. […]

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During his two decades serving as a business mentor and coach, Rhéal Savoie’s passion to build his own business began. “Working in economic development I gained a real admiration for the men and women taking risks, employing people, and making things happen in the province,” says Savoie. “I wanted to be a part of it; […]

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Kelson & Kelson Ltd began business in Saint John in 1964 under Rupert Kelson Jr. The company’s roots are modest; it began with house painting and crack filling. “My father started with about $500 in his pocket,” notes Terry Kelson, Rupert’s son and company president since 1991. “He started painting and crack filling houses and […]

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Enflo is one of the largest makers of Polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) in North America. Founded in 1954, Enflo began operations in New Jersey. In 1972, company owners met with officials in New Brunswick; the province had land available in Grand Falls and was looking to attract new business to the province. Production began in New Brunswick […]

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Opportunities NB (ONB) is committed to accelerating the growth of New Brunswick-based companies through strategic investment in productivity and innovation projects. Premier Tech is a textbook example of this commitment. With ONB support, the company is investing in new manufacturing equipment for its Caraquet facility, further improving that plant’s productivity and efficiency. We spoke to Jean […]

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In December 2016, we spoke to entrepreneur Luc Jalbert about the success of his Moncton-based company Prelam Enterprises and its Just’a Drop and Just’a Spray bathroom products. At that time, Jalbert had recently returned from a New Brunswick government-led trade mission to China. Since then, the company has pivoted with regards to their China strategy […]

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ONB takes an active role in helping New Brunswick businesses with international trade, emphasizing the unique requirements of prospective exporters seeking market diversification, market expansion or value-added opportunities. The post below originally appeared in December 2016. It is being republished today to coincide with Prelam’s involvement in our Trade Mission to the UK and The Netherlands, two […]

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ONB takes an active role in helping New Brunswick businesses with international trade, emphasizing the unique requirements of prospective exporters seeking market diversification, market expansion or value-added opportunities. The post below originally appeared in July 2016. It is being republished today to coincide with Masitek’s involvement in our Trade Mission to the UK and The Netherlands, […]

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