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Current | Innovation & Technology | October 2023The Future Is NowDevelopments in PPE

Current | Innovation & Technology | October 2023

The Future Is Now

Developments in PPE

Personal protective equipment, or PPE, has been an official staple of workforces for over a century. Today, PPE is a must for any business’ safe practices when it comes to its employees; however, as with many staples of the working world, there is still room for improvement. Addressing everything from modern considerations to age-old workplace concerns, advancements in PPE are accelerating to meet the needs of today’s workers.

2023 | MarchAquaponics Solutions for a Better Fishery IndustryAlberta Aquaculture Association

2023 | March

Aquaponics Solutions for a Better Fishery Industry

Alberta Aquaculture Association

The Alberta Aquaculture Association is dedicated to promoting aquaculture and its related practices in Western Canada. The association has been promoting environmentally friendly technologies, like aquaponics, to produce fish. Aquaponics is an integrated food production method that combines aquaculture (breeding and raising fish in a farm-like ecosystem) and hydroponics (cultivating plant life without soil, using water-based nutrients).

2023 | MarchHelping Sea Farmers Meet Their Business GoalsAquaculture Association of Nova Scotia

2023 | March

Helping Sea Farmers Meet Their Business Goals

Aquaculture Association of Nova Scotia

From its base in Halifax, the Aquaculture Association of Nova Scotia (AANS) operates across the province “from Yarmouth to Cape North, Cape Breton, and all points in between,” according to association Executive Director Tom Smith. The not-for-profit, membership-based industry trade group was founded in 1977 by a volunteer group of sea farmers. Today, it represents over 95 percent of all aquaculture farming in Nova Scotia across three sectors: finfish such as salmon, trout, and striped bass; shellfish such as oysters, mussels, clams, quahogs, scallops; and sea plants such as sugar kelp.

2023 | FebruaryMICA Adds New Partners & Projects to Ongoing Mining Innovation WorkMining Innovation Commercialization Accelerator (MICA)

2023 | February

MICA Adds New Partners & Projects to Ongoing Mining Innovation Work

Mining Innovation Commercialization Accelerator (MICA)

The Mining Innovation Commercialization Accelerator, also known as MICA, is an ongoing initiative in the Canadian mining industry to develop innovative technology. MICA was started by the Centre for Excellence in Mining Innovation (CEMI). This not-for-profit Canadian mining industry research group has been working on advances in mining over the past fifteen years to address challenges and solve problems within the industry.

2022 | September 2022Setting Customers up for SuccessDomino Highvoltage Supply

2022 | September 2022

Setting Customers up for Success

Domino Highvoltage Supply

High voltage electrical supply company, Domino Highvoltage Supply, located across North America, specializes in products for constructing substations and OH/URD distribution and transmission lines, and other such products for the high voltage electrical industry. Since the company’s previous feature in Resource in Focus in 2021, Chief Executive Officer Grant Lockhart reports that the Domino group of companies has become “truly coast-to-coast,” in its native Canada.

2023 | March“What Don’t We Do?” This Crew Celebrates Continued SuccessBlue Flame Crew, LLC

2022 | August 2022 | SWANA

“What Don’t We Do?” This Crew Celebrates Continued Success

Blue Flame Crew, LLC

Gas management systems provider Blue Flame Crew, LLC specializes in the design, installation, and service of systems across the United States. It serves as a division of Boos Resource & Technology Group, a conglomerate of companies providing a wide range of services including consulting, construction, maintenance, architectural design, and engineering for the environmental markets.

2022 | July 2022Bringing Renewable Energy to North America’s Electric GridSmart Wires Inc.

2022 | July 2022

Bringing Renewable Energy to North America’s Electric Grid

Smart Wires Inc.

In 2003, a massive blackout in the northeastern United States affected approximately 55 million homes across the region as well as into Ontario, in what is still considered one of the largest blackouts in North American history. Following the blackout, a team at Georgia Institute of Technology was inspired to continue work on flexible alternating current transmission systems (FACTSs) for the North American electric grid to prevent future power loss events.

2022 | March 2022 | Recycling & Waste ManagementOver a Century of Diverse Construction SolutionsMcMullen & Pitz

2022 | March 2022 | Recycling & Waste Management

Over a Century of Diverse Construction Solutions

McMullen & Pitz

McMullen & Pitz Construction Company has over a century of experience in America’s construction industry. In 1918, Oliver McMullen, the owner of a small construction company in Manitowoc, Wisconsin, teamed up with businessman Arthur Pitz to form the company that still bears their names. This new company touted a special focus on marine construction with attention paid to Manitowoc, Sheboygan, and the surrounding areas.

2022 | March 2022Leading the Way in Laser Manufacturing SolutionsVirtek Vision

2022 | March 2022

Leading the Way in Laser Manufacturing Solutions

Virtek Vision

Virtek Vision International is a Canadian manufacturer with international reach. Operating out of Ontario, this company primarily provides solutions to a diverse clientele based around the implementation of lasers and laser-outfitted products. These solutions include 3D laser projection systems, assembled from proprietary software and laser projection units assembled in-house. Virtek’s products are, in turn, used across a number of different industries to enhance the capabilities of manufacturing, projection, vision positioning, and quality assurance processes, among other areas.

2022 | February 2022Bringing a Family History and People-First Focus to the Mining SectorCarriere Industrial Supply Limited

2022 | February 2022

Bringing a Family History and People-First Focus to the Mining Sector

Carriere Industrial Supply Limited

Carriere Industrial Supply Limited (CIS) is a Canadian industrial steel fabricator with a global customer base. The company was founded in 1964 by its namesake, Armand Carriere; at the time, Mr. Carriere worked as a traveling salesman, selling a variety of industrial products and consumables to mining and forestry projects in areas around Ontario and Quebec.


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