Made In Simcoe County

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Over the past several months, businesses across multiple sectors have adapted their operations in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. More than 20 innovative manufacturers have pivoted away from what they normally produce to focus on essential goods such as PPE, medical supplies, and sanitizer. Even though it takes time and a monumental effort to adapt their lines, these companies are working collaboratively and stepping up for our communities. Check out the videos to learn more!

Industrial Filter Manufacturing (IFM) in Penetanguishene makes specialty and custom liquid filtration bags and has expanded its production to include masks.  The team adapted quickly and they are doing their part to help fill the need for more medical supplies amid the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Heretic Spirits is a Collingwood based company famous for their Heretic Gin #1 and Heretic Vodka #1. Over the past few months, they have gotten into the “spirit” and switched over their whiskey stills to produce hand sanitizer for front line workers and local businesses.

Molded Precision Components (MPC) is a precision injection moulding facility located in Oro-Medonte, offering full-service engineering, product development and volume manufacturing capability. With a flexible approach, they continue to serve their existing automotive partners, having also redeployed key resources to focus on medical-driven needs, including a collaboration for supply of 25 million personal protective face shields. MPC has pledged to donate over 25,000 face shields to the local business community.

Beatties Distillers is a company run by a 5th generation Canadian farming family in Alliston. They produce some of the finest potato vodka in the world. Beatties answered the call to combat COVID-19 by making the switch to produce hand sanitizer. The distillery has donated cases of hand sanitizer locally to a number of organizations, including the Beeton Manor, Kingsmere Retirement Residence, Riverwood Senior Living, Stevenson Memorial Hospital, Alliston Out of the Cold, Lifebeats First Aid, Matthews House Hospice, and the Good Samaritan Seniors Complex.

About Made in Simcoe County

Made in Simcoe County showcases the world class products and opportunities created in our own backyards. We are home to hundreds of manufacturers offering innovative, rewarding, and career-focused job opportunities producing products used around the world. See first hand how local companies are paving the way in manufacturing and browse local job opportunities.

MacLean Engineering is headquartered in Collingwood with satellite manufacturing facilities in Barrie and Owen Sound. This Southern Georgian Bay team is comprised of some 400-plus employees working in a variety of positions, including marketing, engineering, programming, welding, CNC machining, product support, purchasing, mechanical design, and more.

Honda of Canada Mfg. (HCM) employs 4,200 hardworking associates and produce 400,000 vehicles and 260,000 engines annually. The plant operates 3 facilities across almost 900 acres providing ample opportunities. There’s a breadth of positions available and multiple career paths with opportunities for growth. At HCM, positions range from assembly, R&D, engineering, quality assurance, marketing, finance, electricians, millwrights and more! A new vehicle comes off the line almost every 60 seconds and each associate plays an integral role in making that happen.

Kumi Canada Corporation (KCC) is located in Bradford West Gwillimbury, Kumi opened its doors in 1998 and supplies high quality interior and exterior parts for the automotive industry. Each month, Kumi supplies hundreds of thousands of parts to their Simcoe County neighbor and leading car manufacturer, Honda of Canada Mfg.

AGNORA fabricates the largest architectural glass in North America. Their 225,000-square-foot production facility in Collingwood caters to a variety of cultural, residential, commercial and retail projects. It’s the kind of glass you see in stores like Apple, Dolce & Gabbana and major buildings such as airport control towers and the Museum of Modern Art (MoMa).   

Custom manufacturing flexible packaging for 48 years, Tempo Plastics Limited is nationally recognized as an award-winning, industry leader. Their impressive 100,000-square-foot facility located in Innisfil operates 24 hours a day and manufactures more than one million packages daily for more than 200 brands.

Creemore Springs Brewery opened its doors on August 15th, 1987 in Clearview Township. Their current facility has the full capacity to brew 130,000hL. A variety of different departments work together to make this happen. Creemore employs a team of over 100 folks, many of whom are second generation family members.  Many also have a strong agricultural, family and community mindset.

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The Trillium Network for Advanced Manufacturing has published an article to showcase the impressive work and collaborative efforts of local manufacturers: Is collaboration the way forward for Ontario manufacturing? It could be, according to Simcoe County manufacturers

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