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York Region creates new plan to boost business, economy, workforce

York Region business and research leaders are welcoming a new strategy to help develop the regional economy and businesses.
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Announcing the 7th Cohort of the Hardware Catalyst Initiative

The selection process for cohort 7 was highly competitive, including a rigorous bootcamp to ensure the selected companies were primed for success in the hardware industry, which is notoriously known for long lead times for product validation and securing investment.
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Government tour of Teva Canada’s Stouffville manufacturing facility showcases pharmaceutical capabilities and underscores economic value to Canada

A Centre of Pharmaceutical Excellence – The Stouffville manufacturing facility, one of North America’s largest, produces generic medicines in tablet and capsule dosage forms spanning a wide range of therapies including pain management, cardiovascular diseases, and mental health. The facility provides end-to-end manufacturing of medicines, from dispensing the raw materials to the production of the finished dosage format.
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Federal government invests in Vaughan-based auto parts manufacturer, AMTB to bolster EV supply chain

“Canadian manufacturers are reaching their potential as they support Canada’s transition to a net-zero economy. Today, our government is investing in ArcelorMittal Tailored Blanks Americas Limited as it transitions its Concord facility to support a cleaner, more fuel-efficient future for the automotive sector while creating 65 good, skilled jobs.
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ODL acquires Vaughan-based Tru Tech Doors

Tru Tech Doors, a high-performance steel and fiberglass door manufacturer, was founded by John Careri in 1998 and, on February 28, 2023, celebrated its 25th anniversary. John will join the ODL team as Executive Vice President and President of the Door Division. He will lead ODL’s door manufacturing and development efforts as the company expands throughout North America.
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Richmond Hill headquartered Worksport approves manufacturing line for shipment to western New York factory

“With the expected delivery of this custom-built machine, we are now on the verge of being able to produce the major components for our proprietary and patented hard-folding tonneau covers right here in our American factory,” said Worksport CEO Steven Rossi.
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Canada Supports Economic Growth and Job Creation for Vaughan-Based Aerospace Parts Manufacturer

This will help Dishon Limited expand into new markets like space and electrical aviation. The project is expected to increase revenue by up to $18 million and create 50 new jobs in Vaughan.

Richmond Hill-Based Container Corporation of Canada Announces the Launch of its Subsidiary Enviroclear® Smartbottle™ Inc. and Enviroclear® Smartbottle™

Enviroclear® Smartbottle™ Inc. is a subsidiary of Container Corporation of Canada founded November 1, 1977. Enviroclear® Smartbottle™Inc. manufactures and distributes Enviroclear® Smartbottle™ in Richmond Hill, Ontario Canada.
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Is Your Business Protected From Cyber Threats? Simple Tips From ESET During Cybersecurity Month

Earlier this year, Telus conducted a study on ransomware attacks with a staggering finding that 83% of Canadian businesses surveyed reported attempted attacks and 64% indicated they had experienced one. Read these useful digital security tips from ESET’s Chief Security Evangelist, Tony Anscombe in our latest #YRtech Blog in support of Canada’s Cybersecurity Month.
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Manufacturing Profile: Vaughan-Based Prodevco Robotic Solutions

Prodevco’s smart robotic cells cut steel pieces, drill holes, and mark weldment locations in a continuous process with minimal oversight. According to Terwoord, the system reduces labour input by up to 90 per cent in complex projects, improves efficiency by a factor of 10, and eliminates defects and material waste.
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2021 Year In Review // York Region Economic Development

On behalf of York Region Economic Strategy, I am pleased to present the 2021 Economic
Development Year in Review. This is an overview of economic development activities undertaken this past year, highlights of business news from across the Region, and important economic indicators showing the strength and resilience of our business community in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
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York Region Invests $1.5M Into Canada’s Only Hardware-Focused Lab and Incubator, Aims to Attract Global Tech Firms

ventureLAB and the Regional Municipality of York have partnered to expand the Hardware Catalyst Initiative, Canada’s only lab and incubator for hardware and semiconductor companies.
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Newmarket Headquartered Dentec Safety Specialists Contracted by the U.S. Government to Manufacture PPE for Distribution to Healthcare Workers in the U.S.

Contracted by the US Government, Dentec Safety received a multimillion-dollar PPE grant as part of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act, a $2 trillion Coronavirus stimulus bill provided by the US Federal Government), and a contract for 125,000 respirators with 500,000 replacement filters for distribution to US healthcare workers.
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Vaughan Headquartered Shimifrez Announces Enhancing Expansion of Services in Super Thin Electroformed Masks for OLED and Semi-Conductor and Thin Film Display Industry

Shimifrez offers a rapid-response service to deliver micro components to several precision industries such as the aerospace/satellite, automotive, telecommunications, micro-electronics and defense sectors.
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Federal Government Announces New Targeted COVID-19 Business Support

The Government of Canada has confirmed that certain existing income and business support programs will end on October 23, 2021, as previously announced. This includes the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy and the Canada Emergency Rent Subsidy.