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York Region RIC ventureLAB Announces First Cohort of its Hardware Catalyst Initiative Companies

Melissa CheeMarkham, Ontario-based technology hub ventureLAB has announced the first cohort of companies in its Hardware Catalyst Initiative (HCI), Canada’s first hardware and silicon-focused incubator for tech companies.

Markham-Based Silicon Incubator Hits The Ground Running

HCI group photoOn Feb. 6 in Markham, Ont., ventureLAB, a York Region-based tech business development organization, celebrated the launch of its new incubator for silicon-powered technologies, the Hardware Catalyst Initiative (HCI).

Markham Headquartered Kubota Canada Unveils FastBale – A New Continuous Round Baler

Kubota Canada BalerMARKHAM, ONJan. 30, 2020 /CNW Telbec/ – Today, Kubota Canada Ltd. launched the new FastBale as an exciting addition to their existing line-up of quality hay tools.  The Kubota FastBale will make continuous baling a reality in Canada for an increasing number of forward-thinking farmers and custom operators.

Google Billionaire Buys 700-HP Ford GT Mk II Built in Markham

Ford GT MKIIHow do you make the 647-horsepower, limited-run Ford GT more exciting? You craft a special track-only model with 700 horsepower and loads more downforce, and you tell the world that it’ll be an even more limited production run, with each example costing north of $1 million USD.

Piramal Pharma Solutions Invests $25 Million to Expand its Aurora Facility With a State-of-the-art API Manufacturing Wing

Piramal GroundbreakingAURORA, OntarioJan. 28, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Piramal Enterprises Limited’s Pharma Solutions business, a leading Contract Development and Manufacturing Organization, announced plans to expand its Aurora facility in Canada with the addition of a new state-of-the-art wing dedicated to manufacturing Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients.

Vaughan Headquartered Royal® Building Products Celebrates 50 Years of Building and Staying Power with Innovative New Products at the 2020 International Builders’ Show

Vaughan, Ontario​–Royal® Building Products, a Westlake company, will celebrate 50 years as a leading manufacturer of exterior building products, as well as the launch of new products and colors at the 2020 NAHB International Builders’ Show® (IBS) in Las Vegas, Nevada on January 21-23, 2020.

15 York Region-Based Companies Land on the Re$earch Infosource 2019 List of Top 100 Corporate R&D Spenders

Canada's Top 100 Corporate R&D SpendersThe annual list of Canada’s Top 100 Corporate R&D Spenders was released by Re$earch Infosource and fifteen York Region companies with headquarters or major operations found themselves included on this list.

Motorcar Parts of America's D&V Electronics Based in Vaughan and OPAL-RT Announce Strategic Partnership

D&V electronicsMotorcar Parts of America, Inc. today announced its wholly owned subsidiary D&V Electronics, based in Vaughan, has established a strategic partnership with Montréal, Québec-based OPAL-RT, combining complementary technologies for electric motor R&D, testing and manufacturing applications.

York Region's Tech Talent Pool Goes Global

Earlier this year York Region’s Economic Strategy Division have been approved as a Designated Referral Partner for the federal government’s Global Skills Strategy program, which includes the Global Talent Stream and other initiatives that enable employers to attract top global talent.

Vaughan-Based Worksport Wins Third U.S Patent for Innovative and Proprietary Truck Bed Cover System

Tonneau CoverJune 18, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Franchise Holdings International Inc. (OTCQB: FNHI), parent company of Worksport, the light truck cover manufacturer, has had its claims granted for a third U.S. patent protecting its innovative line of tonneau covers, the world’s first that allow inventive and unique full-bed access for light trucks.

York Region Headquartered Magna Recognized by General Motors as a 2018 Supplier of the Year

Magna receiving AwardAURORA, Ontario, June 5, 2019 – At General Motors’ 27th annual supplier awards held recently in Detroit, Magna was recognized as a Supplier of the Year for its driveline systems technologies. It marks the third time Magna has received the award for driveline systems supplied to GM vehicles.

Robot inspectors aim to revolutionize the factory line: Markham Headquartered Bluewrist Feature

Jason Niu speaks to Larysa HarapinLarysa Harapyn talks to Jason Niu from Bluewrist at Collision Conference in Toronto. The Markham-based company builds robots and software that serve as quality inspectors for a wide range of manufacturers.

Newmarket Headquartered AirBoss Announces Creation of AirBoss Defense Group Through Merger Of AirBoss Defense and Critical Solutions International, Inc.

Gasmask from AirbossNEWMARKET, Ontario, May 09, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — AirBoss of America Corp. announced today that it has entered into an agreement to form a new defense business, AirBoss Defense Group, through the merger of its AirBoss Defense business and other operations in Acton Vale, Quebec with Critical Solutions International, Inc.

Markham Headquartered Bluewrist Show Their Skills with Live CoBot Demo at Collision | York Link Tech Interview

Bluewrist RobotIn our latest #YRtech series interview we’re catching up with Markham, York Region headquartered vision and robotic solutions scale-up Bluewrist. We caught up with their team to ask a few questions about their presence at Collision, the future of their industry, and what they are looking for in prospective tech talent.

Markham-Based UNIS Merges Tech and Retro-Gaming at Collision | York Link Tech Interview

In our latest #YRtech series interview we’re catching up with UNIS Technology. Based in Markham, York Region this company is combining tech and retro gaming to create fun that all ages can enjoy. We caught up with their team to ask a few questions about their presence at Collision, the future of their industry, and what they are looking for in prospective tech talent.

Ontario Making the Automotive Sector Open for Business and Open for Jobs

Doug FordMARKHAM — Today, Premier Doug Ford joined Todd Smith, Minister of Economic Growth, Job Creation and Trade, at Veoneer Canada Inc. to congratulate them on forecasting the creation of 300 new jobs and to reinforce the government’s commitment to help businesses invest and grow in Ontario.

Yonge North Subway Extension Construction into York Region Gets the Green Light!

Newmarket – The Regional Municipality of York, together with York Region Rapid Transit Corporation, are thrilled to see a commitment from the Ontario Government today of $5.6 billion over the next 10 years for the Yonge North Subway Extension.