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Conestoga Meat Packers are serving a global market from Waterloo

Posted by Waterloo EDC on August 21, 2019

A mainstay in Waterloo Region for almost 40 years, pork producer Conestoga Meat Packers has certainly come a long way since its humble beginnings.

Established in 1982, the once small, family-owned business became fully farmer-owned in 2001. Soon after, Conestoga Meats increased production by 100 per cent.

By 2014, the company had become the second-largest pork processor in Ontario.

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Topics: technology, manufacturing, business

News round-up: Five great Waterloo business and investment stories from July 2019

Posted by Waterloo EDC on August 1, 2019

The warm and sunny days are upon us in Waterloo and even with all this heat there are still some exciting announcements this month, including a major manufacturing expansion and additional kudos to Waterloo’s tech talent!

Here are five great business and investment stories:

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Topics: technology, manufacturing, business

Need R&D help? Waterloo’s experts can work for you

Posted by Waterloo EDC on July 18, 2019

Innovation is more than just a buzzword for companies looking to prosper and grow. If you aren’t moving forward you’re moving backward, and the best way of moving your business forward is striving to create and offer new products and services that keep you ahead of the pack.

Companies in tech, manufacturing and automotive industries all need research and development capacity in order to...

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Topics: technology, manufacturing, artificial intelligence

Manufacturing giant ATS Automation announces major expansion

Posted by Waterloo EDC on July 15, 2019

One of Waterloo’s most successful global companies, ATS Automation Tooling Systems, is planning a multimillion-dollar expansion at its Cambridge headquarters that will add 122,000 square feet of space to an existing building.

The three-storey expansion includes 67,000 square feet of new manufacturing space, 36,000 square feet of office space and a 19,000 square foot innovation centre. For a...

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Topics: technology, manufacturing, artificial intelligence

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