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  • New Brunswick Craftsmanship: Fit for a Queen

    Brent Rourke’s fascination with wood began at a young age. After high school he immediately enrolled in woodworking courses at NBCC in Saint John. It was that experience that led to his love of shaker boxes, an item that would go on to become a signature product for his business, Brent Rourke Designs. Brent’s shaker boxes are

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  • Renewable Energy Drives Success for This Pellet Exporter

    Groupe Savoie was incorporated in the 1970s by Hector Savoie and his son Jean-Claude. The elder Savoie was heavily involved in New Brunswick’s hardwood industry, working as General Manager of the Southampton Lumber mill in Saint-Quentin. In 1978, Hector and his son decided to take the plunge and start their own business. Hector resigned from

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  • Why a Global Manufacturing Leader Invested in New Brunswick

    The Village of Blacks Harbour, New Brunswick—incorporated in 1972—is home to the world’s largest sardine industry. The Connors Brothers/Brunswick brand is the largest sardine producer in the world, and the Village is home to the last remaining sardine packing plant in North America. Today we shine a spotlight on that plant’s neighbour and partner, Ardagh Group.

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  • How FFG Canada is Leveraging New Brunswick’s Skilled Workforce for Success

    Last week we offered a broad look at New Brunswick’s defence sector, then discussed the 5th Canadian Division Support Base (5 CDSB) Gagetown—Canada’s second largest military base—as part of our chat with retired Lieutenant-General Lou Cuppens.   We conclude our spotlight on defence with a shift to the private sector and a look at a

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  • Bos Brothers: Building Export Success in New Brunswick

    As a North American leader in forest management, New Brunswick has first and second growth forest covering 85% of the landscape. It’s not surprising then that New Brunswick companies—like Monteagle’s Bos Brothers—produce a wide variety of manufactured and engineered specialty wood products for international markets. Opportunities NB (ONB) spoke with Karim Bhibah, President, to learn

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  • How New Brunswick is Bringing Innovation to the Metal Industry

    Over the past decade, the Collège communautaire du Nouveau-Brunswick (CCNB) has greatly increased its efforts to support and promote technological integration and innovation initiatives from the province’s industrial and manufacturing industries. As such, it has become a key strategic partner at the centre of economic development for both its region and the province. Today we’ll

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  • ONB Case Study: The Atlantic Roadshow

    Costco Wholesale is the largest membership warehouse club chain and the third largest retailer in the United States. The company now has a total of 89 locations in Canada across nine provinces. Costco has become well-known for its complimentary food samples and has long recognized that offering those samples increases both product sales and customer loyalty. It was

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  • Year in Review: Our 10 Most Popular Posts from 2015

    Last week, we offered up a list of 10 great books for business professionals looking for new reading material over their holidays. As a companion piece, we’d like to offer a collection of our most-read blog posts from 2015. Below are our 10 most popular posts from the past calendar year. Happy reading! 1. Why UK Comedian James

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  • ONB Case Study: McCain Foods

    Florenceville’s McCain Foods produces a wide variety of high-quality food products, exports those products globally, and has a well-established presence and long history in the Province of New Brunswick. The company employs approximately 1,300 people in New Brunswick operating out of several food production and R&D facilities in both the Florenceville-Bristol area, as well as in

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