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2016 Finalists

2016 Ontario Export Awards finalists announced

The awards recognize some of the province’s top exporters across industry sectors

TORONTO—The 2016 Ontario Export Awards finalists have been announced.

The awards recognize leadership and success in exporting, covering many areas of Ontario’s economy. Winners of the awards will be announced at a luncheon gala on November 22, 2016 at the International Centre in Toronto.

The overall Exporter of the Year winner will be selected from this group of finalists. An International Business Studies Student Award that highlights the strong future of exporting in Ontario will also be presented; along with the Global Reach Award to a company demonstrating success with forging international trade links.

The 2016 judging panel selected the following finalists, for their strong exporting performance and growth:

Clean Technology:
Silfab Solar
Hydrogenics Corporation

Consumer Products & Technology:
Canada Goose Inc.
Silver Crystal Sports Inc.
Schleese Saddlery Services Ltd.

Emerging Exporter:
Lofthouse Manufacturing
NeoVentures Biotechnology Inc.
Star Plastics Inc.

Food, Beverage, & Agriculture:
Giraffe Foods, Inc.
Thomas Canning Ltd./ Thomas Utopia Brand
Riverside Natural Foods
Solis Foods Corporation

Manufacturing & Resources (Small Manufacturer):
Swenco Limited
Diagnostics BioChem Canada Inc.
Pack-Smart Inc.

Manufacturing & Resources (Medium Manufacturer):
Macro Engineering & Technology Inc.
Nu-Tech Precision Metals
SimEX-Iwerks Entertainment

Manufacturing & Resources (Large Manufacturer):
Airbus Helicopters Canada
Corma Inc.
Polycorp Ltd.

Jesse Garant Metrology Centre
Centennial College

Transportation Equipment:
Polycorp Ltd.
Fugro Roadware
INKAS Armored Vehicle Manufacturing

Hibar Systems Ltd.
Thomas Canning
Cavalier Tool & Manufacturing

Presented by and Plant, the Ontario Export Awards are a division of the Canada Export Awards, which have been hosting provincial ceremonies in B.C. and Alberta for more than a decade. Following on the success of B.C. and Alberta, 2014 was the inaugural year in Ontario and the response was overwhelming. The Ontario Export Awards may be considered the province’s most prestigious awards paying tribute to the innovative approaches and contributions of Ontario export companies, and the individuals who create those success stories.

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