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Summer 2010 - National Hydronics Group (NHG) is a mechanical contracting company with an old-school approach to business management, but it is modern in its employees' uses of innovative installation techniques. The company, which was incorporated in 1973, has root...

Carlos Villavicencio founded Natural Trade Ltd. (NT) in 2000 to fill what he saw as a critical supply gap in the lumber industry. The NT team works directly with a network of over 100 primary mills across the United States and Canada – including producers of dimensional lumber, 1-inch boards,...

Reg Neelands established Neelands Refrigeration Limited (NRL) in 1957. The family business has been growing successfully in the Canadian market for more than 50 years, establishing lasting partnerships with clients in Ontario and beyond. Based in Burlington, Ontario, the team of approximately...

Nekison Engineering & Contracting Ltd. (NEC) is a truly global company, serving Canada’s interests across the world. Based out of Etobicoke, Toronto, NEC was started by Ramesh Jain in 1980 as an engineering company that performed local projects around Ontario. Now, the business has expanded...

Russ and Sharon Nelson originally founded Nelson Roofing in 1980 as a small, family roofing business. In 1999 Russ’ son, Lyle, purchased the company, renaming it Nelson Roofing & Sheet Metal Ltd. (NRSM) before incorporating the business’ sheet metal capabilities due to its purchase of Cam...

Neptune Technologies and Bioressources (NTB) has been manufacturing high-end krill oil supplements since 2003. For a decade, the company provided a consistent supply of this omega-3 phospholipid product to wellness retailers worldwide....

It is uncommon for a business to rise to the top of the market within two years of opening its doors – but not impossible. New Concept Quality Doors Ltd., based in Vaughan, Ontario, did just that by leveraging longstanding relationships,...

Since 1994, Newton Group Ltd. has merged industry innovation and building technology services, backed by a high degree of integrity in Guelph, Ontario. Under the Newton Group umbrella there are several divisions: Kiwi Newton Construction,...

Originally built in the early 1960s, Ontario’s Noden Causeway consists of a major section of TransCanada Highway 11 that crosses Rainy Lake. Noden Causeway bridges the communities west of the Thunder Bay area and serves as a high-traffic transportation route for travelers. George Armstrong Co....

John Cloutier, president of Nordic Mechanical Services Ltd. (NMS), understands the value of patience and perseverance. In 1994 Cloutier began NMS as a cold-start company, which afforded him the luxury of one technician, one administrative staff member and one service truck. Today, the company...

Nordic Minesteel Technologies Inc. (NMT) was created when Minesteel Fabricators Ltd and its wholly owned subsidiary, Nordic Mine Technology Inc., amalgamated in January 2014. Both Minesteel Fabricators Ltd and Nordic Mine Technology Inc. had established excellent reputations in the mining...

Since 1938, NORR Limited has provided integrated design and consulting services, combining architecture, engineering and planning in one trusted name, spanning Canada, the United States, the UK and even the Middle East. The firm’s designs and...

Collaboration and teamwork are the foundation for North Perimeter Construction Ltd. (NPC) and its tougher-than-steel reputation. The medium-sized construction firm approaches every project with the long-term needs of clients in mind, so that every building can be cost-effective in terms of...

Northern Comfort Windows & Doors Ltd. (NORCOM) is not a company that rests on its laurels even though it’s won the Top Choice Award five years running as Best Window Company in the region of Ontario, Can. Earnest Ebner, co-founder and CEO of Northern Comfort Windows and Doors, credits this...

Kirby Moore recognized the marketplace’s need for an innovative service, supply and installation business focused on providing exceptional customer service; therefore, he founded Northern Dock Systems (NDS) in 2001. Today the team at NDS offers service, consultation, sales and installation...

Norweld Mechanical Installations Inc. (Norweld) has offered diverse mining construction services throughout western Canada since 2006. With a main office and two fabrication facilities in Prince George, British Columbia, Norweld specializes in the fabrication and installation of pressure piping...

Marian and Mary Heleniak emigrated from Poland to Canada after World War II, seeking new opportunities for their family. In 1954, the couple purchased Norwich Packers (Norpac), a small meat packing business in Ontario. For the first 20 years that the Heleniak family operated the company, Norpac...

Since the early 1990s, NRT Technology Corp. has designed and built cash-handling and cash-access solutions for casinos, lotteries, retailers and ATM operators around the world. The privately held company’s award-wining Cash Handling System (CHS) has been...

Originally established as an exclusive floor installation company nearly 45 years ago, Nu-Way Floor Fashions Ltd. has developed into a flooring supply and installation firm. The company recently added the business of window coverings, soft furnishings...

Summer 2010 - Wayne Bowman was introduced to the construction industry as a child. “My dad was a small operator, so I grew up in the business and always had an interest in it,” he says. Inevitably, Bowman became a mechanic by trade, and he worked for the local school...

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