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2016 Ontario Export Awards finalists announced

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

November 4, 2016   by staff

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 a 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:
Hydrogenics Corporation
Silfab Solar Inc.

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

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

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

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

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

Centennial College
Jesse Garant Metrology Centre

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

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

Cavalier Tool & Manufacturing Ltd.
Corma Inc.
Hibar Systems Ltd.
Thomas Canning Ltd.

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.

For more information or to purchase tickets for this year’s Ontario Export Awards, click here.

The 2016 Ontario Export Awards are sponsored by HSBC Bank Canada and SYSPRO Canada, along with Grant Thornton LLP, Machines Italia/ Italian Trade Commission, UPS, Export Development Canada, Invest Buffalo Niagara and the Province of Ontario. Association and nomination partnerships include Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters, Excellence in Manufacturing Consortium, the Canadian Food Exporters Association, Supply Chain Management Association, Forum for International Trade Training, and WIN Global Partners.

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