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Train Trailer Rentals and Manac confirm order for 700 new van semitrailers

News - Trailer manufacturer Manac Inc. (TSX: MA) has received, from long time client Train Trailer Rentals, what is believed to be the largest Canadian trailer order ever. "700 vans, one order, one basic specification is, to the best of my knowledge, the largest Canadian trailer order ever seen by any manufacturer. Our ability to secure this business from Train Trailer Rentals is based on years of collaboration and mutual support. It is also a tribute to our employees' commitment to providing a cost competitive product, the solid design of our UltraPlate model and an excellent level of service." says Charles Dutil, President of Manac.

Simons to open first Ontario store at Square One Shopping Centre

News - Square One Shopping Centre announces the opening of a 113,000-square-foot flagship La Maison Simons store in spring 2016 - the first location of the Quebec fashion specialty retailer to open in Ontario. The two-level Simons store represents a $52 million investment and will occupy a large portion of the existing Sears store as part of Square One's ongoing development projects. Simons marks another first-to-market premium brand acquisition for Square One and will enhance the first-class shopping experience west of Toronto.

Atrium Innovations Inc. to be acquired by the Permira funds and a group of Québec investors

News - Atrium Innovations announces that it has entered into a definitive arrangement agreement with a company backed by the Permira funds whereby the Permira funds will acquire all the issued and outstanding common shares of Atrium, other than the shares to be rolled over by Fonds de solidarité FTQ and Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec, for $24.00 in cash per Share. Upon completion of the transaction, Atrium will be jointly owned by the Permira funds (75%), the Fonds (12.5%) and CDPQ (12.5%), before management equity programs.

EDC’s 2013 Fall Global Export Forecast

News - Join Peter Hall, Vice-President & Chief Economist, for Export Development Canada's (EDC) annual Fall Global Export Forecast webinar and get the “must have” insights on the global economy.

H2O Innovation announces the proposed acquisition of Piedmont Pacific Corporation and concurrent bought deal and private placements of up to $8 million

News - H2O Innovation announces the signature of an agreement to purchase all of the issued and outstanding shares of Common Stock of Piedmont Pacific Corporation , a company located in Oakland, CA and one of the leading manufacturers in the world of flexible pipe couplings and other pipe fittings for highly corrosive environments, for a total consideration of approximately $4.0 million.

U.S. FDA approves Quebec-made bird flu vaccine for stockpile use only

News - The U.S. government has for the first time approved an adjuvanted vaccine to protect against H5N1 bird flu. The vaccine was made by Quebec City-based ID Biomedical, a subsidiary of pharmaceutical giant GlaxoSmithKline. The approval was announced by the Food and Drug Administration, which regulates vaccines in the United States. The vaccine will not be available commercially; it will be placed in the U.S. government’s emergency stockpile.

Greyhound orders 55 additional coaches from Prevost

News - Prevost announced that it has received an order for 55 more X3-45 coaches from Greyhound in addition to the two orders it received earlier in the year, for a total of 145 vehicles. Greyhound is well known for its concern for the safety of its passengers and drivers. Prevost is proud to meet the strict requirements of the largest intercity bus company in North America. "We worked with Greyhound to design a vehicle with lots of innovations plus an array of safety features that exceed the most stringent industry standards," said Gaétan Bolduc, president and CEO of Prevost.

Immune Biosolutions takes first place in the Devtech 50 entrepreneurial competition

Press releases - Immune Biosolutions took first place in the grand finale of the Devtech 50 entrepreneurial competition, which was held yesterday with approximately 100 participants. The jury was impressed by the company’s business project, which involves a unique platform for generating high-quality antibodies used as molecular detection, quantification and visualization tools. As a result, Immune Biosolutions wins the BDC Grand Prize, valued at $42,000 in cash and services.

Lucas Meyer scoops top ingredient award at in-cosmetics Asia

News - One of the highlights of last week’s in-cosmetics Asia event was the Best Ingredient Awards, with the top prize going to Canada-based Lucas Meyer for an ingredient targeting photo ageing damage from infrared light.

Small Character, Big Plans

News - At the annual Cartoon Connection Canada conference in Quebec City, animation producers and distributors from Europe, Canada and Latin America gathered in the hopes of finding new potential partners with which to collaborate. Though most walk away from the four-day event with expanded contact lists, some even manage to finalize game-changing deals. The event, organized by Cartoon and sponsored by MEDIA Mundus, brings together Canadian and European animation professionals in the hopes of fostering co-production, distribution and production servicing deals.


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