Manufacturing

Local and national c-suite members stepped out in high-style last night to celebrate some of this country’s leading innovative companies and individuals. The 18th Annual KIRA Awards featured 18 finalists in six categories as well as a new award this year — the People’s Choice Award. This year’s top talent featured innovation and entrepreneurship in […]

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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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The Village of Blacks Harbour, New Brunswick—incorporated in 1972—is home to the world’s largest sardine industry. The Connors Brothers/Brunswick brand is the largest sardine producer in the world, and the Village is home to the last remaining sardine packing plant in North America. Today we shine a spotlight on that plant’s neighbour and partner, Ardagh Group. […]

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Last week we offered a broad look at New Brunswick’s defence sector, then discussed the 5th Canadian Division Support Base (5 CDSB) Gagetown—Canada’s second largest military base—as part of our chat with retired Lieutenant-General Lou Cuppens.   We conclude our spotlight on defence with a shift to the private sector and a look at a […]

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Over the past decade, the Collège communautaire du Nouveau-Brunswick (CCNB) has greatly increased its efforts to support and promote technological integration and innovation initiatives from the province’s industrial and manufacturing industries. As such, it has become a key strategic partner at the centre of economic development for both its region and the province. Today we’ll […]

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Florenceville’s McCain Foods produces a wide variety of high-quality food products, exports those products globally, and has a well-established presence and long history in the Province of New Brunswick. The company employs approximately 1,300 people in New Brunswick operating out of several food production and R&D facilities in both the Florenceville-Bristol area, as well as in […]

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Miramichi, New Brunswick’s Sunny Corner Enterprises Inc. (SCE) has been offering their industrial construction and manufacturing expertise to a variety of clients across the mining, pulp and paper, nuclear, and oil and gas industries for over 50 years now. Beginning in the mid-1960s as a heating and plumbing company, Sunny Corner has now grown into a […]

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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 the 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 chips […]

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In our current global-based economic environment – innovation is what sets us apart and makes us attractive to the outside world. Innovation is a global game, and we need to ensure we are ready to play at the highest level. The attraction of foreign direct investment (FDI), and the development of export opportunities are necessary […]

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It’s estimated that one in five Canadians will at some point in their life develop some type of mental health challenge. Two young New Brunswick entrepreneurs found themselves in exactly that situation, and it led to a new idea. Kayley Reed and Kyle MacNevin are co-founders of a new fashion brand—Wear Your Label—that seeks to create conversations […]

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