February 2021

Keeping Workers Safe and Business BoomingPeninsula Plastics

Keeping Workers Safe and Business Booming

Peninsula Plastics

Peninsula Plastics Ltd. continues to expand, adding new products, new staff, and possibly new markets, despite the pandemic. This family firm, based in Fort Erie, Ontario, offers custom injection moulding while a separate division manufactures proprietary plastic parts. It has approximately 130 workers at present up from roughly ninety this time last year.

One-Stop Shopping for One-of-a-Kind ProductTimber Products Company

One-Stop Shopping for One-of-a-Kind Product

Timber Products Company

With a focus on eco-friendly, environmentally responsible stewardship at every level of its production process, Timber Products Company prides itself on a lengthy, distinguished history along with an ability to continually move forward through adaptation of innovative technology and providing its loyal customer base with quality, customized workmanship.

Looking Boldly BeyondAllied Blower

Looking Boldly Beyond

Allied Blower

This Surrey, B.C.-based company has a similar story to any other manufacturing outfit these days: “Things were going well, then the pandemic hit.” But Allied Blower has achieved a key expansion milestone: expansion into the United States.

A Partner You Can Count OnNational Waste Partners

A Partner You Can Count On

National Waste Partners

National Waste Partners handles compactor and baler sales, rentals, repair, and waste coordination services for more than 4,000 commercial and industrial customers throughout 45 states. The company formed in 2017 when the private equity firm Bestige Holdings LLC brought together Compactor Rentals of America (CRA), Action Compaction Services (ACS) and Computerized Waste Systems to provide a complete, streamlined solution.

Advocating for Safety in the Solid Waste IndustryThe Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA)

Advocating for Safety in the Solid Waste Industry

The Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA)

SWANA (Solid Waste Association of North America) is a professional organization providing advocacy, research, and education to solid waste leaders in the public and private sectors. “SWANA is unique, as it is the only association in the waste and recycling sector that represents people in both the public and private sectors,” explained David Biderman, Executive Director and CEO of the Solid Waste Association of North America. “We are also the only solid waste association with chapters from coast-to-coast, and this is true both in the United States and Canada.”

Into the WoodsSustainable Forestry Practices

Into the Woods

Sustainable Forestry Practices

Without forests, life on earth would cease to exist. Absorbing carbon dioxide and producing oxygen, forests are home to Indigenous persons and countless species of wildlife, and are a valuable source of wood for lumber, fuel, furniture, medicine and more.

Bring Solar HomeGrasshopper Solar

Bring Solar Home

Grasshopper Solar

Last May, I spoke with Ontario’s largest solar provider, Grasshopper Solar of Mississauga. We discussed the residential market, the cost of solar and how the general public needs to be educated about the benefits of solar technologies. Now, we celebrate its tenth anniversary and look to President and Chief Executive Officer Azeem Qureshi for the latest developments in the solar industry and within the company itself.

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