2011 QEDC Year in Review Report - Quinte Economic Development

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2011 QEDC Year in Review Report - Quinte Economic Development
Including the Communities of Belleville, Brighton, and Quinte West (Trenton)
Special Edition
www.quintedevelopment.com
2011
The Year in Review
What’s Inside:
Investments in
Our Community
2
Local Successes
4
QEDC Funding
6
Representation at
Trade Shows
7
QEDC Unveils
New Brand
8
QEDC Hosts MEDI
FAM Tour
8
QBDC Re-Launch
9
Manufacturing
Resource Centre
9
Manufacturing Events 10
Quinte Business
Development Centre
13
Year in Pictures
14
2011 has been a year of growth and expansion for the Bay of
Quinte region economy. In this report you will find stories of job
creation and new investment through plant expansions new startups. In addition to the investment attraction activities, the QEDC
renewed its focus on business retention through the Manufacturing
Resource Centre, support of the Quinte Manufacturers Association, and our programs to support productivity, innovation, and
competitiveness through skills training for manufacturers that enhance our region’s human capital.
I want to take this opportunity to thank our staff Rachael Lamb,
and Mike Hewitt for their efforts over the past year. In addition,
the entire QEDC Board of Directors is to be recognized for all
their hard work, commitment and dedication in 2011. The QEDC
2011 board was as follows:
Ted Reid, Chairman
Tom Lafferty
Mayor Mark Walas
Peter McCann
Gerald Draaistra
Mayor John Williams
Mayor Neil Ellis
Brad Little
Bill Gray
Ross Rae
Ray Goulet
The 2011 QEDC Board and staff are looking forward to more
success in 2012.
Sincerely,
Chris King, Ec. D.
CEO, Quinte Economic Development Commission
Contact The Quinte Economic Development Commission:
Chris King, Ec. D., Chief Executive Officer
Email: [email protected]
Website: www.quintedevelopment.com
284 B Wallbridge-Loyalist Rd, Box 610, Belleville, ON K8N 5B3
1-866-961-7990 Tel: (613) 961-7990 Fax: (613) 961-7998
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Investments in Our Community
Vantage Foods
August—Vantage Foods announced the establishment of a new case-ready Service Centre in Belleville,
Ontario to centrally process retail-ready fresh meats for supermarkets in Eastern Canada. Case-ready meat
offers many advantages, including improved quality, freshness, and increased selection for consumers.
Because case-ready meat is processed and packaged at a CFIA (Canadian Food Inspection Agency)
inspected facility, rigorous quality control and food safety can be assured. Vantage Foods has been
delivering quality, case-ready fresh meats to progressive supermarkets since 1995. The company currently
operates two production facilities in Western Canada that service The Overwaitea Food Group (owned by
the Jim Pattison Group), Canada Safeway Limited, and the North West Company. It also has a processing
facility in North Carolina that supplies the Lowes and Martin’s retail banners.
Canadian Blast Freezers - Expansion
February – Canadian Blast Freezers announced its plans to expand its Trenton location facility by 40,000
square feet and has partnered with the province to help "strengthen" Quinte West's economy with 150 new jobs. The
expansion has received a helping hand — $861,575 — from Ontario's Rural Economic Development Program. The
state-of-the-art renovation will increase annual sales by almost $40 million, develop new meat products and support
growth opportunities for other businesses in the area, including local pork producers. The new cooking will include
products such as pork chops, sausages and marinated items.
Dale Willard, President of Canadian Blast Freezers, with
Northumberland-Quinte West MPP Lou Rinaldi and CB
Freezers employee Lya Gill at the facility
Nestle Canada - Expansion
August—A 30,000-square-foot expansion at Trenton's Nestlé Canada plant will bring new jobs to the city.
The addition, company officials announced , will be added to the plant's west-end creating 28 new jobs. The
expansion, which is currently in the engineering phase, will allow the company to install new products lines
in both the frozen and dehydrated food categories for distribution across the North American market. The
plant currently employs more than 316 people.
Mike Kuntz, Director of Operations
for Nestlé Trenton, makes himself a
pasta dish in the tasting room and test
kitchen at the plant. Also shown is
Quinte West Councilor. Bob Wannamaker and Chris King of theQuinte
Economic Development Commission.
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Kellogg - Expansion
March – Kellogg Canada likes its Belleville manufacturing plant's productivity — so much so that it's increasing its production capacity and hiring 40 more production workers at the sprawling College Street East
plant. Announced from Kellogg headquarters in Battle Creek, Michigan, Premier Dalton McGuinty joined
Kellogg officials to tout the $100 million plant as the main reason for the $43 million production expansion.
Belleville Kellogg plant now manufactures the company's popular Mini-Wheat brand of breakfast cereals.
The proposed new production line would feature, according to company officials, "advanced foodmanufacturing
techniques making the Belleville plant among the most sophisticated in Kellogg's worldwide operations. Ontario, said the premier's office, is contributing $4.5 million to the $43 million cost of the
production line expansion.
Triangle Fluid Controls - Expansion
Triangle Fluid Controls Ltd. has purchased 6.24 acres from the City of Belleville to construct a new 32,000
sq. ft. facility. Triangle Fluid Controls is a market–driven and technology-based company that specializes in
providing innovative fluid sealing and pump protection products and services to industrial customers
throughout the world. The purchase of this property will pave the way for this company to continue to grow
by expanding their work force and the capabilities of the company. An additional 4-6 full time staff are to
be added to their existing workforce as a result of the expansion .
Procter & Gamble-Expansion
September -In an effort to meet growing consumer demand, Procter and Gamble’s Belleville, Ontario manufacturing facility is undergoing a major expansion creating up to 100 new jobs. The company is investing
between $75-$100 million into the new project, which will increase employment opportunities over the next
five years. The Belleville plant manufactures Feminine Care and Beauty Care products for Procter and
Gamble globally.
Bioniche Life Sciences Grand Opening of Canada’s
Largest Vaccination Manufacturing Facility
April - Bioniche Life Sciences Inc., a research-based, technology-driven Canadian biopharmaceutical company, today officially opened its new Animal Health and Food Safety Vaccine Manufacturing Centre at its
corporate headquarters in Belleville. This facility represents the largest livestock vaccine manufacturing facility in Canada, with capacity to supply Canadian animal vaccine requirements and to meet international
regulatory standards (Good Manufacturing Practice - GMP). This expansion provides Bioniche with the
capability to produce a wide spectrum of vaccines, with fermentation capabilities of up to 5,000 litres and all
downstream processing and supporting utilities and will create up to 60 new jobs.
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Local Successes
Nestle Awarded Top North American Facility
Nestle Professional, Trenton, has been Awarded the “Best in Nest” Factor of the Year Award. The Trenton
facility topped 33 plants across North American and is the first time a Canadian Plant has received the
honour.
Belletile Featured in the Globe and Mail
Report on Business
When Atlanta-based Interface Inc. closed its Belleville, Ont., plant in 2009, Rahumathulla Marikkar and his
colleagues saw hope for a different kind of manufacturing. At a time when thousands of manufacturing jobs
were disappearing every month across the country and factories sat idled and shuttered by the recession that
felled Interface’s plant, Mr. Marikkar put together the funding to launch his own business. He took a big risk
and started Belletile, a carpet tile maker. Two years on, he’s hiring and expanding. - Source Globe and Mail—Sat Jun 11 2011
Visit www.quintedevelopment.com today for links to the entire article and a video tour of the Belletile facility!
Avaya Receives $5 million Provincial Investment
Ontario is supporting high-value jobs by partnering with a world-leading technology company that is developing new products in Belleville. Avaya Canada’s Belleville location is among the company’s global research and development (R&D) Centres of Excellence. The Belleville team is active in the development of
Avaya Flare Experience, one of the company’s flagship products, which integrates voice, text, and video
communications. This technology helps a business operate more efficiently and makes it possible for families to work from home and avoid commuting. Ontario announced a $5 million investment with Avaya to
help strengthen the company’s R&D capabilities in Belleville and Ottawa, securing at least 350 good R&D
jobs in Ontario. In Belleville, Avaya has just hired several new university engineering graduates and experienced software design engineers, with more recruitment to follow.
Quinte Area Companies Recognized for
Energy Conservation Efforts
Veridian Energy has recognized ten companies who showed outstanding energy conversation, including
Belleville’s own Procter & Gamble and Norampac Inc.. These customers were leading participants in
Veridians energy efficiency and demand management programs.
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8 Wing Trenton
The base expansion projects continue to be strong and prosperous for the region. The Basse’s three main
priorities: Operational Success, People, and Implementation of Air Force Transformational Activities. Currently, over $250 million worth of construction and infrastructure projects are underway at the base, involving 57 subcontractors from within a 100-km radius.
A total of $870 million worth of future projects are to be completed
over the next 5 to 10 years. The construction of the Maintenance Hangar #1 will be 27,000 square metres, with a construction value of $87.4
million, making it one of the largest in Air Force history. Some of the
future projects include a fire hall, family medical clinic, Highway 2
crossover, and 3rd Yukon lodge building.
Aerospace Sector and Food Processing Sector
Lead Generation Projects
Recognizing the opportunities in food processing and aerospace in the Bay of Quinte Region the Department
of Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada provided funding to the QEDC through the Invest Canada
Community Initiative (ICCI) to enhance the capability and effectiveness of the Bay of Quinte Region to attract employment-creating foreign direct investment (FDI) by providing them assistance in developing foreign direct investment attraction, retention and expansion initiatives. ICCI funding for Quinte supported the
utilization of lead generation services to identify and target companies in the food processing and aerospace
sector.
1. Food Processing Sector
Background: The QEDC continues to focus on the food processing sector as a priority for both retention
and investment attraction. Nestle, Parmalat Canada, Saputo Foods Ltd., Kellogg, as well as small niche
food companies operate in Bay of Quinte. They are members of a food processing cluster that offers fullservice customer support. Companies here meet industry requirements for safe quality food, refrigeration,
frozen storage logistics, customized training including HACCP,
stainless fabrication—and more.
2. Aerospace Sector
Background: The Bay of Quinte region hosts dynamic and growing aerospace companies as diverse as Canadian Airborne Systems, Lockheed Martin and L3 Communications. These companies and other aviation
related businesses benefit from their close proximity to 8 Wing/CFB Trenton, Canada’s largest air force base
which is undergoing approximately $1 billion in infrastructure spending and has new aircraft fleets at the
base. Available, highly skilled military trained workers provide opportunities for private sector companies to
access a vast talent pool in the aerospace sectors. Opportunities exist for parts, components, subassemblies,
engineering support etc. Private sector / non-military related MRO opportunities are not currently available
at the base.
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QEDC Funding
T-AMI - April 1 2010 - March 31 2011
The four economic development organizations of the City of Kawartha Lakes, Greater
Peterborough Area Economic Development Corporation, Northumberland County Economic
Development and Quinte Economic Development Commission received Federal Community
Adjustment Funding in the amount of $1.55 million dollars to deliver the Tri-Association
Manufacturers’ Initiative (T-AMI). Manufacturing members of the Kawartha, Northumberland and Quinte Manufacturers’ Associations were eligible for rebate funding to support
manufacturers that invest in third-party delivered workforce training and/or hire youth interns
29 years of age or younger or displaced manufacturing workers who have lost their previous
job due to plant closure or lay-off. Manufacturers could receive a 50% rebate on the direct
costs of training and/or a $1,000 rebate per intern/displaced worker hired for a minimum of
three months.
Mike Hewitt presenting rebate cheque
to Berry Plastics
Bioniche Life Sciences accepting
rebate cheque from Mike Hewitt
Final results of Quinte Manufacturing Association participation:
Employees Trained: 2,442 Companies who Participated: 45
Internships & Rebates Issued:183 Interns - $183,000 rebate
Training Rebates Issued: $484,124
Total Rebates (Interns & Training): $667,124
EODF - April 1 2009 - June 30 2011
The QEDC received funds through the Eastern Ontario Development Fund (EODF) to support
manufacturers that invest in workforce training. Eligible companies weree manufacturers located in Hastings, Lennox & Addington, Northumberland and Prince Edward Counties. The
focus was on the flexible development of skills that are essential to the economic sustainability
of our regional businesses. Qualifying applicants could received up to a 45% rebate on their
direct costs of training as provided by an outside training provider.
Final results:
Employees Trained: 3,407 Companies who Participated: 66
Training Rebates Issued: $574,330
Mayor Mark Walas presents rebate
cheque to Agrium Advanced Tech-
Mayor Mark Walas presents rebate
cheque to Paul Davis Systems
Eastern Ontario Manufacturing Productivity Jump Teams - Completed March 31 2011
As a result of discussions held the Economic Development Summit held in June 2010, which brought together key private industry leaders to identify and prioritize what we need to do together to pursue opportunities and overcome challenges in the Eastern Ontario economy, a project was developed to assist manufacturers in having their operations assessed and recommendations made available to them on how to improve.
The QEDC was approached regarding the pilot project and took the reins and implemented the initiative named “Manufacturing Productivity Jump Teams”. The project allowed for 12 manufacturers to
participate. Although administered through the QEDC, the Manufacturing Resource Centre oversaw
the day-to-day progression of the project.
The Government of Canada provided the project funding of $180,000 through the Regional Development component of the Eastern Ontario Development Program (EODP) which is delivered by the
Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario (FedDev Ontario). The assessment
consultants included Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC) and the Loyalist Training &
knowledge Centre (LTKC). The Project completion date was March 31 2011.
In addition to the assessment/ recommendations portion of the project, an Eastern Ontario Manufacturers Symposium
was held on March 22 and featured guest speaker Ian Percy—More on Symposium on Page 10
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Representation at Tradeshows
QEDC had a busy year promoting our region to industry leaders and decision influencers in our target sectors. To improve our effectiveness and stretch our promotional dollars the QEDC partners on tradeshows
with our communities across Eastern Ontario through the Ontario East Economic Development Commission. Below are a list of tradeshow the QEDC attended in 2011.
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Ontario Aerospace Council, Annual General Meeting and Conference
Canadian Restaurant and Food Services Association
MRO (Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul) - Aerospace Sector Show
SIAL
IAMC Spring Forum (Industrial Asset Management Council)
NBAA 2011 (National Business Aviation Association)
Supply Chain Logistics (SCL / CITA)
Grand Opening—Loyalist College Sustainable Skills,
Technology and Life Sciences Centre
The Loyalist College Sustainable Skills, Technology and Life Sciences Centre is now open. Construction of
the $16.6 million project was completed last March. The federally and provincially funded project provides
a hub for technology and trades training. The building specs include 47,288 sq. ft. of repurposed “green”
space in addition to 64,440 sq ft of new flexible space. The project cost was $16million. The facility showcases the integration of green design and technologies involving partnerships with manufacturing, skilled
trades, multi-modal transportation technologies, biofood and biosciences. The project space includes 16 new
teaching laboratories, three new research laboratories/ shops, six new classrooms, student and administrative
space.
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QEDC Unveils New Brand
The QEDC Board of Directors unveiled a new marketing brand, which has been designed to build on the already existing Bay of Quinte brand partnership between the QEDC and the Bay of Quinte Tourist Council. The focus of the
branding re-development was to create a logo / brand that is recognizable and related to the Bay of Quinte Tourist
Council tourism brand but differentiated enough to make it separate and recognizable as the QEDC.
There are numerous benefits by implementing cross promotional opportunities between tourism and
economic development. The use of Bay of Quinte with the maple leaf leverages the Canada brand
which has fantastic brand recognition. Canada Ranked #1 in 2010 in the Nation Brand Index.
Messaging
 Competitive – highlights competitive aspects of our jurisdiction, economic development
program, and focus on improving competitiveness of our local businesses.
 Innovative –our workforce, our businesses, QBDC and institutions such as Loyalist College
 Supportive – the community and partners QEDC, MRC QBDC, QMA, Loyalist and others
QEDC Hosts Ministry of Economic Development
and Innovation Familiarization Tour
The QEDC was approached by the Ontario Ministry of Economic Development & Innovation (MEDI) to host a
Familiarization (FAM) Tour. The FAM Tour program provided an opportunity for MEDI representatives, located in
Toronto, to travel to the Quinte region.
Upon arrival, representatives met with local community leaders and viewed an informative presentation which detailed
the success of our unique partnerships, targeted industry sectors, manufacturing support systems, examples of industry
located here, recent industry success stories and QEDC background. In addition to an informative presentation, participants were taken on a tour to view both the Quinte West and Belleville Industrial Parks, in addition to a tour of the
Loyalist College Sustainable Skills, Technology and Life Sciences Centre.
The event was very well received and provided an excellent opportunity to showcase the Bay of Quinte region as a
great place to do business.
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Quinte Business Development Centre Re-Launch
For more than 10 years the Quinte Business Development Centre (QBDC) has only been referred to as a location. Now
it will be recognized as a separate entity. Housed under one roof in the Pioneer building at Loyalist College are eight
distinct agencies, all sharing the same objective -- improve Quinte's local economic landscape and create jobs within
the communities of Belleville, Quinte West and Picton. The Business Development Bank of Canada, Loyalist Training
& Knowledge Centre, Manufacturing Resource Centre, Ministry of Agriculture -Food & Rural Affairs, National Research Council, Quinte Economic Development Commission, Small Business Centre, and Trenval Business
Development Corporation all were present to officially launch the QBDC brand to the general public.
The QBDC is now an entity where individuals and
businesses both large and small can come to address
issues related to their business needs. With all partners being located all at the same place it's cost effective for the agencies and more importantly it’s much
more convenient for the folks who are starting new
businesses or (expect to hire) people.
Chris King, CEO, QEDC
The QBDC's goals is to help people who are looking
to start new businesses, get access to skills training
and research and development, as well as helping
business managers to benefiting from provincial
government assistance programs.
www.qbdc.ca
Manufacturing Resource Centre
In 2011, the QEDC’s Manufacturing Resource Centre (MRC) continued to provide the local manufacturing
community with excellent services as the “go to” resource to can assist them with operating their businesses.
Many organizations are stretched to the maximum running their day-to-day business. They have little or no
time or resources for issues such as investigating government funding programs, keeping abreast of government legislation or coordinating training with other companies. Since inception
MRC has assisted local companies on a wide range of issues and has helped local companies access approximately $22 million in funding leveraging over $148 million in total project investment. In addition the
MRC has helped deliver a range programs and initiatives focused on improving productivity and innovation
in the local manufacturing sector.
www.manufacturingrc.ca
Mike Hewitt, Coordinator
Manufacturing Resource Centre
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Manufacturing Events
Ontario Aerospace Council—Meeting at Air Force Museum
The QEDC hosted the Ontario Aerospace Council Presentation & Networking Event “Opportunities in
Aerospace” Over 75 people attended the successful event which featured Rod Jones, Executive Director of
the Ontario Aerospace Council. The event highlighted the fact that the global Aerospace industry is steadily
growing and dynamically changing. Also, attendees received a tour of the museum. The event was very
well received by all in attendance and provided valuable networking with OAC members and introduction
opportunities for the QEDC to key players within the Aerospace sector.
OAC Executive Director Rod Jones addressing attendees
of the Opportunities in the Aerospace Sector
MRC Coordinator, Mike Hewitt
QEDC CEO Chris King and
OAC Executive Director Rod Jones
Eastern Ontario Manufacturing Productivity JumpTeams Symposium
Continued from Page 6:
In addition to the assessment/ recommendations portion of the Manufacturing Productivity Jump Teams project, an
Eastern Ontario Manufacturers Symposium was held on March 22 and featured guest speaker Ian Percy, was held to
encouraged companies to participate in these types of initiatives in the future.
In addition to the symposium, a final report was developed and released which detailed the findings of the assessments. Ian Percy incorporated those findings into his symposium presentation. Over 100 local company representatives attended the one-day event which was well received.
Attendees engaging in a challenge exercise. The event provided an
excellent opportunity to share ideas and best practices
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MRC Coordinator Mike Hewitt, QEDC CEO Chris
King, Guest Speaker Ian Percy, LTKC Corporate
Account Manager Chuck O’Malley and QMA Chair
Chris King presenting the “10 Point Plan”
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Dollars to $ense Workshop Series
Through government funding received by the Manufacturing Resource Centre (MRC) and the Quinte Economic Development Commission (QEDC), as well as sponsorships from Union Gas, Veridian and Hydro
One, a 3 day “Dollars to $ense” workshop series hosted by Natural Resources Canada, was held to provide
an opportunity for manufacturers to understand their energy usage, saving opportunities and how to access
available incentive programs.
Livingston International Priorities 2011-2012 Seminar
Livingston International, in conjunction with the Quinte Economic Development Commission, hosted a
Livingston International “Canadian Border Service Agency (CBA) Priorities 2011-2012” Seminar to inform
manufacturers on upcoming 2011-2012 compliance / opportunities, regulation changes and more. There
were over 60 manufacturing representatives registered providing an opportunity to hold two information sessions.
Belcon Design Builders “Lunch & Learn” Seminar
In conjunction with the Quinte Economic Development Commission, Bel-Con Design
Builders held a “Design-Build Lunch & Learn” seminar which focused on the concepts of
“Design-Build” . The traditional approach for construction projects consists of the appointment of a designer on one side, and the appointment of a contractor on the other side. The
design–build procurement route changes the traditional sequence of work. It answers the
client's wishes for a single-point of responsibility in an attempt to reduce risks and overall
costs. Over 30 manufacturing representatives attended the event.
Bel-Con Design Builders VP Tom
Gunsinger presents the benefits of
Design-Build to Quinte region
PolyCello
In May, over 30 manufacturing sector representatives attended the first QMA meeting for 2011 hosted by
Daniel Kralemann, Operations Manager, for PolyCello. The facility, located in the City of Belleville, is an
industry leader in flexible packaging solutions.
Attendees had an opportunity to network,
share ideas and have a plant tour.
Operations Manager Daniel
Kralemann, HR/Admin Supervisor Cindy Gervais receive a
plaque of appreciation from
QMA Chair Bob Forder
Autosystems—Division of Magna Interiors
In November, a Quinte Manufacturers Association meeting was hosted by Dan Thompson,
General Manager, of Autosystems which has 3 facility locations within the City of Belleville. Over 30 people attended the meeting held at plant #1 located on Jamieson Bone Road.
Autosystems, a Division of Magna Interiors, manufacturers of a wide array of various headlight / tail light systems for GM, Astin Martin, Bombardier and Harley Davidson to name a
few.
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Plant Manager Pat Thompson receives a plaque of
appreciation from QMA
Chair Bob Forder
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7th Annual High Performance Manufacturing Conference
The Quinte Manufacturers Association, in conjunction with the Northumberland and
Kawartha Manufacturers’ Associations, was pleased to host the 7th Annual High Performance Manufacturing Conference, People, Planet and Processes – The Profitable
Road Ahead. This year’s conference was attended by over 100 manufacturing sector representatives and featured two key note speakers; Jayson Myers, President of Canadian
Manufacturers’ and Exporters will be presenting People, Planet, Processes: Accelerating
our Manufacturing Recovery and Kristopher Stevens, Executive Director of Ontario Sustainable Energy Association will be presenting Power & Profit to the People – A Cleaner,
Greener and More Prosperous Ontario.
The Tri Association Manufacturers’ Conference provided participants
the opportunity to transform their company into a world class enterprise by being able to listen to and speak with experts on opportunities
to cut costs out of their businesses and discover business sustainability
through green initiatives. As well, attendees were able to chose one of
6 morning and 3 afternoon workshops. This year’s conference featured, for the first time ever in its history a “Made in Quinte” display
QMA Chair Bob Forder
welcomes attendees to the 7th which showcased a large array of various products which are manufacAnnual High Performance
tured in the Quinte region.
Manufacturing Conference
Feedback received was extremely positive and has raised the bar for next year’s event
being hosted by the Kawartha Manufacturers Association in Peterborough.
CME President Jayson Myers
Research Casting International
provided a sample of one of their
dinosaur casting projects for the
made in Quinte Display.
More “Made in Quinte” products
Quinte Business Development Centre
Bay of Quinte Tourist Council
The QBDC is now home to The Bay of Quinte Tourism Council. The Tourism Director, Gary
Kelly has an extensive background in tourism including recently worked as Sports Tourism
Manager for the City of Kingston where he secured and supported over 40 local, regional,
provincial, national and international sport events with an estimated economic impact over
$33,000,000 for the City of Kingston. Gary also managed Kingston’s Premier Ranked Tourist Destination project from beginning to end. Gary’s career is also highlighted by Sales and
Marketing experience including stints with the Toronto Maple Leafs, Hamilton Bull Dogs
Hockey Club, and Cosmo Sports. Gary holds a Post Diploma in Sport Administration Program from Durham College Oshawa, Ontario. 2000-2001 and a Bachelor of Kinesiology
(Sport Management) from Acadia University Wolfville, NS. 1995-2000.
Gary Kelly, Director,
Bay of Quinte
Tourism Development
Year in Pictures
2011
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