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April 10, 2017

Innovation & Advanced Manufacturing fueled Bay of Quinte’s success.

When you continue to buy locally made products, you’re sharing your awareness of our manufacturers’ contributions and helping advocate for policies that help Bay of Quinte manufacturers.

Daily living items (like food and drink) with the “Proudly Made in Bay of Quinte” logo in local grocery stores are very visible local products. But there are many more locally made products people won’t see everyday: from electrical wire to dinosaur moldings.

The world-class technology and innovation used in these manufacturing plants has created more smart and efficient production. This advanced manufacturing has really bolstered the sector as a whole and fueled prosperity in the Bay of Quinte region.

In fact, manufacturing consistently brings new money into the region, which is then circulated to other sectors like retail, transportation, construction, service, and ICT. This helps create better opportunities for all residents by:

  • Offering direct, high quality, high paying jobs;
  • Creating more full time jobs and entrepreneurial opportunities;
  • Motivating our youth to stay closer to home and take world-class training at Loyalist College;
  • Providing a source of pride for our friends, family & neighbours
  • Allowing the community to offer more leisure and recreation programs.

Here are just some of the items produced with pride here in the region. You can buy many of these at places like Dewe’s and Smylie’s Independent Grocer; others are just part of your daily life and continue to contribute to Bay of Quinte’s renowned prosperity and high-quality living.

High quality goods made by fellow Bay of Quinte residents:

You can buy this locally:                                                                                             Company Name
Ice cream, all kinds of milk, cream—even Eggnog!                                                         Reid’s Dairy
Soups, Chili’s & sauces found in some of your favourite restaurants                              Nestlé
Cheezie chips                                                                                                                  Hawkins, W.T. Ltd
Cereals: Froot Loops, Corn Pops, Mini Wheats, Kashi, All Bran Buds, and Krave         Kellogg’s
Beer                                                                                                                                 Wild Card Brewery
Black Diamond and Balderson Cheeses, and cheese spread.                                       Parmalat – Black Diamond Cheese Div.
Butter tarts and fruit tarts                                                                                                 Rachel’s Tarts
Olay dry daily facial wipes, Always brand incontinence and feminine hygiene products. Procter & Gamble
Cheese – multiple kinds.                                                                                                 Maple Dale Cheese
Sprague Brand, soups, sauces and beans                                                                     Sprague Foods
Cheese, mozzarella and parmesan                                                                                Saputo Dairy Products Canada LP
Mushrooms, various types                                                                                              High Line Mushrooms
Butter                                                                                                                              Stirling Creamery
Bagged summer fresh podded peas                                                                               Mill Creek Farms
Cheese – multiple kinds                                                                                                  Ivanhoe Cheese (Gay Lea Foods)
Chocolate – multiple kinds                                                                                              Donini Chocolate LP
Artisan Meats                                                                                                                  La Cultura Salumi
Old fashioned candy and chocolate                                                                                Mrs B’s Country Candy
Chocolate                                                                                                                        Queen of the Kitchen
Alcoholic Cider                                                                                                                Empire Cider
Drink Crystals                                                                                                                  Red Path Sugar
Boxes- corrugated for store displays                                                                               Cascades Containerboard Packaging
Industrial and Twitten gloves (for touch screens)                                                            Impacto Protective Products

Local manufacturers have also become globally competitive by offering rewarding career paths in robotics, high-tech computer programming, and world-class engineering, as well as being quick to adopt technological innovations.

“To find out more about any of these products or the companies that make them, ask QEDC.”

Tags: Belleville Brighton Economic Development Proudly Made in Bay of Quinte Region Quinte West (Trenton) Support

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