News - Morpho Detection, the explosives and narcotics detection business of Morpho, Safran group’s security unit, today announced a partnership with Canada-based Optosecurity, a global provider of threat detection technology, to expand and upgrade checkpoint networking and X-ray detection capabilities.
News - Nuvolt is pleased to announce the conclusion of a validation agreement with Unidindon, the largest turkey processing plant in Canada. Mr. Jacques Dion, President and CEO of Nuvolt says: « We are extremely pleased with the decision of Unidindon. We believe that food processing plants, particularly slaughter houses, offer a very high sale potential market for our SmartScan Pro technology in North America. Food processing plants and slaughter houses are highly automated with a wide variety of motors and a sophisticated electric network in a very difficult environment because of the level of moisture.
News - A survey to be released Monday has found that the most entrepreneurial cities are overwhelmingly found in Saskatchewan and Alberta. The survey, titled Communities in Boom, was researched and compiled by the Canadian Federation of Independent Business for the Financial Post. It looked at 103 cities across Canada, ranking which ones showed the strongest signs of entrepreneurial activity. Of the Top 10 cities, nine were located in Alberta and Saskatchewan.
News - Success really does taste sweet for Josée Vigneault and Jean-René Lemire, the husband-and-wife co-founders of Vigneault Chocolatier Ltée., a Quebec City-based producer of fair trade, certified organic chocolates sold under the Theobroma Chocolat brand.
News - Marc Dutil is striking a pose in front of the coat of arms at his school for entrepreneurs and thinking about death. Two years into its mandate of training young Quebecers in the art of handling their own companies and growing them successfully, Mr. Dutil’s school southeast of Quebec City has become the reference point and meeting place for the province’s small business talent and the big minds that guide them.
News - Medicago announced the signing of a licensing agreement with Philip Morris Products SA, a subsidiary of Philip Morris International, the leading international tobacco company with products sold in approximately 180 countries. Under the agreement, Medicago grants PMP an exclusive license to develop, commercialize and manufacture Medicago's pandemic and seasonal influenza vaccines for China. In addition, Medicago has signed an exclusive, worldwide license for a portfolio of plant-based protein development technologies from PMP.
News - Structural steel specialty contractor, Supermétal, today announced two new major contracts in Canada aimed at increasing the electricity production capacity of River Harmon and Kipling hydro dams on the Mattagami River in Ontario, as well as the Horizon oil sands complex in Alberta. The announcement coincides with the company’s celebration of 16 years of harmonious labour relations at its Sherbrooke plant after a successful negotiation with the local union to renew the current collective agreement.
News - Established in Québec City, Eddyfi is the one of the newest and most dynamic company in the field of non-destructive testing (NDT) equipment. ERAI, in partnership with the team of Plaine de l’Ain Industrial Park and ADERLY, contributed to the success of Eddyfi Europe’s setting up thanks to the help and tailored follow-up in identifying offices and creation of the French subsidiary.
News - Quebec City-based Cafection Inc. launches the quite possibily the world's first Internet connected touchscreen coffee maker called Innovation Series. I can't see Starbucks or Tim Horton's shaking in their boots over this new tech gadget, but the company is positioning the product for the new interactive office.
News - This story takes us to Sainte-Justine de Bellechasse, a small municipality in the Chaudière-Appalaches region, nestled between the Appalachian mountains and the United States border, where a group of courageous Trappist monks settled around 1862 to found the Trappe du Saint-Esprit de Sainte-Justine. While the monastery itself—the second of the Cistercian Order to be established in North America—is no longer in existence, the site remains a tourist attraction that tells of the part these pioneers played in the colonisation of Langevin Township. What also appears to have remained is an air of their daring and bravery, which seems to have been inhaled by many of the 1,835 people who today call Sainte-Justine home.