Winners of the 2015 Ontario Export Awards were announced at a gala luncheon at the International Centre in Mississauga, Ontario on November 24th. More than 200 manufacturing executives and representatives from trade, government and industry attended the event.
Monte Kwinter, Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Citizenship, Immigration and International Trade (Ontario) delivered opening remarks, applauding the finalists for "seizing the global opportunities that will help bring prosperity to Ontario." Also in attendance was Al Diggins, president and general manager of the Excellence in Manufacturing Consortium (EMC). "All of us share a common vision about the key role exporters play in growing our manufacturing sector and the positive impacts manufacturers have on Ontario and Canada's economy" Diggins said.
The awards recognize leadership and exporting growth in many sectors of Ontario's economy. More than 80 high-quality entries were received from businesses across the province, with 24 shortlisted finalists. CAN-ENG was one of three nominated finalists in the Leadership category and nominated and won in the category Manufacturing & Resources (Medium-sized Manufacturer).
Michael Klauck, president of CAN-ENG Furnaces International Limited accepted the award on behalf of his team at CAN-ENG. He thanked the organizers of the Ontario Export Awards and its sponsors stating: “CAN-ENG was founded in 1964 as an exporter of industrial furnace equipment. Exporting is part of our DNA. Close to 95% of our annual sales are now exported. We are currently exporting to equipment to China, India, Russia, Europe, Mexico and Latin America and consider the U.S. as part of our home market. It is an honour to be recognized in such an esteemed group of Ontario manufacturers.”
About the awards
The Ontario Export Awards are organized by CanadianManufacturing.com, part of Annex Business Media, in partnership with Plant and through the support of HSBC (Platinum Sponsor), Grant Thornton LLP, Machines Italia/Italian Trade Commission, UPS Canada, Export Development Canada (EDC), Buffalo Niagara Enterprise, Ministry of Citizenship, Immigration and International Trade (Ontario); Air Canada (Official Airline Partner) and association/promotional partners: Excellence in Manufacturing Consortium (EMC) and the Forum for International Trade Training (FITT).
About CAN-ENG Furnaces International Limited
Established in 1964, CAN-ENG Furnaces International Limited is a leading designer and manufacturer of thermal processing equipment for ferrous and non-ferrous metals. CAN-ENG focuses on the development of high volume continuous industrial furnaces for challenging applications. CAN-ENG Furnaces International Limited is an ISO 9001:2008 certified company with its head office and manufacturing facility located in Niagara Falls, ON, Canada.