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May 16, 2017

The “Proudly Made in Bay of Quinte” logo makes it easy for residents and visitors to find and enjoy locally made food, drinks, clothing and specialty items. But you can’t attach a logo to the output of all manufacturers, which employ 11,000 direct jobs and keep the Bay of Quinte region’s economy strong.

Here are 5 Proudly Made in Bay of Quinte products you won’t find in a boutique or on the grocery store shelf:

You might not be able to directly buy these 5 items, but you encounter them just by living everyday life. Even more important for the local economy, businesses all over the world really rely on them:

1. Automotive climate control systems in your car,  made by Hanon Systems Canada
2.  Process cooling products used in ice cream machines, refrigerated displays and air conditioning systems, made by Fin-Aire
3.  Plastic medical tubing your doctor might use from GlobalMed Inc.
4.  The gas pump you use on your way home, assembled and finished by Wayne Fueling Systems Canada
5.  Wire and cable manufacturers that export to companies all over North America

Produced using innovation, technology and advanced manufacturing, these 5 items and so many other Bay of Quinte exports require a strong distribution system. This has fueled the region’s flourishing shipping service industry (from logistics to cold storage) creating another locally made success – you’ll see “Proudly Shipped from the Bay of Quinte” logos on 600 International Truckload Service (ITS) trucks.

Discover even more intriguing  products that the Bay of Quinte produces, sells locally to manufacturers, and ships nationwide and abroad.

Here is a sampling of the innovative, diverse group of B2B Manufacturers in the Bay of Quinte region

Agricultural
Northumberland Grain (Cannifton) – Fertilizer manufacturer. Area de-icing agent. Total crop care and seeds

Aircraft
L3 Communications MAS (Astra) and L3 Communications ESS (Trenton) – Aircraft and airfield support projects; L3 CMRO repairs, overhauls, and manufactures a wide variety of aircraft ground support equipment. Its primary contract with the Department of National Defense is the corner stone of the business.

Automotive
CPK Interior Products (Corbyville) – compounding, blending of PVC for automotive dashboards

Construction
Green Terra Homes (Trenton) – Manufacturer of steel-framed and energy-efficient modular prefab homes, bunkies, sheds, barns, stables, garages and cabin kits. Also is Canada’s only CSA-A660 certified for steel prefab, modular, and mobile home factory.

Lafarge North America ( Belleville) – Ready mix concrete

Marine
Ocean Scan Systems (Belleville) – Manufacturer of ocean scan equipment, underwater searching and scanning, underwater artifact restoration

Beclawat Manufacturing Inc. (Belleville) – Windows and doors for the marine and transit industry

Medical/Dental
Crown Dental Lab (Belleville) – Dental prostheses

Other
Printing:
Kool Koatings (Belleville) – Water transfer printing (also known as water immersion printing, hydrographic printing, hydro dipping, camo dipping, hydro imaging and fluid imaging): a 3D decorating process where elaborate graphics like wood grain, carbon fiber, camouflage, geometrical designs etc. are applied to a product surface.

Textiles: Parker Brothers Textile Mills Ltd. (Trenton) – Commission dyers/finishers, manufacturers of jacquard fabrics, upholstery fabrics.

Here are some additional high quality goods made by fellow Bay of Quinte residents.

Thank a Bay of Quinte Manufacturer! Share this post on social media and tag @QuinteEcDev  to thank a Bay of Quinte Manufacturer for helping our local economy stay strong.

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