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EVENT PROGRAM 03 03 2014


To all companies, business owners, executives, dignitaries and other special guests from around the world, we welcome you to the Northern Ontario Mining Supply Showcase. This event is the result of a longstanding partnership between various communities and organizations that recognize the unique potential which PDAC affords for the promotion of Northern Ontario and its businesses to the world. Spearheaded in 2010 by the Township of James and the Elk Lake Community Forest, the collaborative effort has since grown to include partners from throughout Northern Ontario. Over the years, activities undertaken by the group have included a presence in the Ontario Pavilion, hosting hospitality suites and separate on-site exhibits which have gone so far as to feature live theatre presentations!

CONTENTS OUR COMPANIES Accurassay Laboratories Inc. 3 CMM 3 Canadian Shield Consultants Agency 3 Digital Engineering 5 Expedition Helicopters 5 Fabrithane Industrial Products Inc. 5 Hearst Air Service Ltd. 7 iRing Inc. 7 KapOnline 7 KBM Resources Group 9 Lynxx Technologies 9 Nor-Arc Steel Fabricators 9 Northern Superior Structural Solutions 11 Pepco 11 Pneuma Tools 11 Porcupine Canvas 13 Rock-Tech 13 The S.A.F.E. Co. 13 SWM Contracting 15 Symboticware 15 TESC Integrated Construction Services 15 Testmark Laboratories Ltd. 17 The Miller Group / Miller Infrastructures 17 Tracks and Wheels Equipment Brokers Inc. 17 Wiskair Helicopters 19


This partnership has since evolved into the Northern Ontario Mining Supply Showcase event that you are attending today. While here, we encourage you take the opportunity to network, cultivate relationships, and generate business opportunities and leads with the over thirty-five participating exhibitors. Learn first-hand why Northern Ontario is deemed to be a centre of mining excellence and, while you’re at it…enjoy some of our famous Northern hospitality!

Canadian TradeEx 21 College Boréal 21 Confederation College 21 Export Development Canada (EDC) 23 FedNor 23 Haileybury School of Mines Alumni Association 23 iCamp 25 Lac Seul Training Centre of Excellence 25 MaJIC - Materials Joining Innovation Centre 25 Northern College / Haileybury School of Mines 27 Northern Ontario Business 27 Ontario Clean Water Agency 27 South Temiskaming CFDC 27



The 2014 Northern Ontario Mining Supply Showcase Organizing Committee

Town of Cochrane Town of Hearst Township of James / Elk Lake Town of Kapuskasing Northwestern CFDC Network City of Temiskaming Shores

Town of Cochrane 29 Town of Hearst 29 Town of Kapuskasing 31 Town of James / Elk Lake 31 Northwestern CFDC Network 33 City of Temiskaming Shores 33

OUR COMMUNITIES Town of Atikokan 35 City of Kenora 35 Municipality of West Nipissing 35




Accurassay Laboratories is an independent , privately owned company with 30 years of experience in the mineral analysis business in Canada. Out goal of providing Accurate assays is achieved through our focus on operational excellence within the lab, embodying three things: Automation: Implementing the control of equipment and processes with advanced technology. Accurassay’s automated systems raise the industry bar for consistent quality while delivering benefits in employee health and safety. Accreditation: Formal certification of performance to a professional or regulated standard. Accurassay’s methods are accredited to ISO 17025 by the Standards Council of Canada (SCC). Assiduity: Great and constant diligence and attention. Accurassay’s people and systems are driven to deliver on our quality and service promises.




CMM is a maintenance and millwright services company founded in 2007. Over the years, the company has established itself in the mining, industrial and forestry sectors. Specialties include mechanical contracting, custom steel fabrication, process piping, millwright and related services.

Christen Morandin 705.363.8185

CMM provides millwright and maintenance services for projects of various sizes and degrees of complexity within the Mining, Forestry and Industrial sectors throughout Northern Ontario. They pride themselves on being able to tailor services to suit client needs. CMM is focused on providing a professional maintenance, repair and construction service that offers quick and reliable response to break downs and works hard to reduce machinery down time. “Our goal is to work as quickly and safely as possible to achieve optimum levels of production efficiency.”

CANADIAN SHIELD CONSULTANTS AGENCY - ST-CHARLES, ON Canadian Shield is a highly specialized and customer focused environmental engineering firm providing customized solutions to our customers’ environmental engineering challenges.

Gerry Dignard


Established in St. Charles Ontario in 1996, Canadian Shield provides turn-key on-site wastewater and water treatment systems for clients in mining, forestry, tourism and residential. The firm engineers, designs, manufactures, installs and maintains the self-contained systems, which are primarily used in remote areas inaccessible by road. In addition, the company provides the following environmental engineering services including assessments, feasibility studies, consulting and engineering design. Recently, Canadian Shield has expanded its core services to include spill response and aviation services. Our current customer base is located primarily in Ontario with additional clients in other areas of the country.




DIGITAL ENGINEERING - THUNDER BAY, ON Digital Engineering is a process management technologies firm that assists companies who are looking to increase efficiencies and reduce costs.

Sean Van Horne


We create hardware and software solutions that range from interfaces to move information between process controls and business systems to complete automation projects. We strive to deliver all our products and services in a reliable and cost effective manner that optimizes operational efficiency and maintains safety. Our Energy Solutions include: IESO Dispatch Message Automation, Coincidental Peak Load Control for minimizing Global Adjustment Charges, IESO Operational Metering and Remote Telemetry, Facility and Enterprise Metering Solutions for Electricity, Gas & Water. Our Automation Solutions include: Product design engineering, SCADA system design and implementation, PLC system design, construction and programming, Process Controls and Instrumentation, Industrial Networking. What makes Digital Engineering unique is our collaborative approach to problem solving, our design and manufacturing capability and our long-term commitment to the customer.

EXPEDITION HELICOPTERS INC. - COCHRANE, ON The Expedition Group of Companies consists of three reputable divisions that combine all essential services that our clients seek when planning their projects. All create a “one stop shop� for our clients.

Todd Calaiezzi


Expedition Helicopters has been an industry leader for over 15 years, and attributes much of its success to our excellent working relationships with both the mining organizations and First Nations communities. We proudly boast a large roster of skilled and well trained pilots, as well as one of the largest and most diversified helicopter fleets in Ontario. With the growth in mining apparent and the lack of service providers in the market place available, Expedition set out to develop a logistical team and infrastructure to provide remote camp facilities, workforce housing and catering services in a cost effective and efficient manner. Expedition Freight Solutions is the latest division to our Group of Companies which services a large number of important industries and transports freight including forestry products, building materials, steel products, mining equipment, agricultural equipment, modular buildings, and goods. Expedition Freight Solutions is specialized in the transportation of hazardous material and over dimensional loads.

FABRITHANE INDUSTRIAL PRODUCTS INC. - EARLTON, ON Over 50 years of experience in custom molding of polyurethane, rubber and fibreglass parts for mining, construction, forestry, woodlands, pulp & paper industries.

Jean-Guy Perreault 705.563.2223

Pump and flotation: Molding and relining of pump & flotation parts. Denver, Flyght, Galigher, Sala, SRL, Wemco, etc. Drilling equipment: Jumbo replacement parts such as centralizer bushings, dowels, slide rails, bumpers, buffers, stops, hose clamps, grommets, wear pads, wear shoes, washers, etc. Miscellaneous: Larox filter replacement parts: Roller seals, roller scrapers, Larox pinch valve sleeves, plus sheave liners, sheave wheel liners, skip wheels, belt scrapers, rollers, seals, gaskets, bumpers, screens, chute liners, impact blocks, suspension pads, hose clamps, sprockets, pinch valve sleeves, Salt spinners, wear strips, Krebs cyclone replacement parts, Warman Vortex Finders, etc.Tooling department on site for mold design and fabrication, plus custom fabrication, rubber lining etc.




Hearst Air Service has been operating in the most remote parts of Ontario for over 35 years. We’ve grown our fleet of 4 aircraft to accommodate the needs of remote exploration camps north of Hearst. We operate turbo otter, turbo beaver, Cessna Caravan and a trusty old piston beaver. Our air base is situated directly off of Highway 11 North, 16 miles west of Hearst, Ontario. Hearst is a lively community. The expertise in repairs, equipment, supplies, service, groceries in the town of Hearst and region have proven to be an important asset to exploration projects in the North. Everthing that you will need in camp to help with the logistics and success of your project is at our fingertips. We have the ability to store equipment and keep a running inventory of supplies. We also have loading and unloading capabilities for the a/c when handling large equipment. Our site is secure and a good distance from neighbours. Locked containers are also available on-site. Bulk drummed fuel orders. Coordinating shipments for staff and equipment via courier, bus, postal service, regional suppliers is available 7 days a week. For efficient crew changes, we offer flights direct to any major airport to connect with scheduled flights or a SHUTTLE SERVICE to and from Timmins, Kapuskasing, Thunder Bay. Think of travel times, extra hours, accommodation charges and hassles on the road, all avoided with simple, direct and efficient crew changes for drill crews, pilots, cooks and VIPs. Any and all services offered by Hearst Air can be customized to best suit your situations. We are experienced in dealing with the logistics of running and supporting productive projects. We look forward in sharing our expertise with you. NEVER HESITATE TO ASK FOR WHAT IS NEEDED.

iRing Inc. - NORTH BAY, ON

Mark Sherry 705.840.6000

iRing Inc. is a software development company specializing in blast design software for underground mining. With an interdisciplinary team of blasting experts, mining engineers, software developers and mathematicians, iRing Inc.’s main focus is to develop leading-edge blast design technologies and solutions. Its flagship product, Aegis Designer, combines never-before-seen speed and ease in ring design with powerful forecasting capabilities. Using detailed cost metrics, these designs can be compared and optimized to provide more effective patterns, resulting in larger savings and profits. iRing Inc.’s experienced team also offers blast design consultation. Its diverse consultation team combines more than 30 years of blasting experience with leading-edge modelling techniques, and delivers optimal solutions to difficult problems. iRing Inc. is based in North Bay, Ontario, Canada, and has distributors throughout the world.


Alain Guertin 705.335.3560



Kaponline is a true value added service provider of telecommunications, IP and Ethernet. Whether you need basic internet coverage or a full fledge voice, data and video solution, Kaponline is your number one solution provider. Kaponline has affiliated itself with multiple top class solutions providers in various IT industries. We gather proven and established solutions and utilize them to provide our customers with innovative and cutting edge solutions to any communication and information challenge. We possess a variety of communications and information transmission services, from residential VoIP telecommunications, IPTV, video on demand and internet, including business class IP and Ethernet Services, VoIP, Wireless WAN and last mile solutions.





Triin Hart 807.345.5445 x 265

KBM Resources Group is a full-service consulting firm with satellite offices in Saskatchewan and southern Ontario. KBM has a 40-year history of providing practical innovation, and technical and policy solutions to resource-based industries. KBM encompasses a unique blend of professional, technical and vocational talent that effectively brings new ideas from the conceptual stage through to implementation. Many staff have advanced degrees in natural sciences and forestry and academic background. In addition, KBM has an extensive national network of professionals that work on projects through sub-contractual arrangements giving the firm exceptional capacity to respond quickly to client needs. KBM not only captures aerial survey data, but also provides services and products that easily integrate into existing geospatial systems. By turning spatial data into information, KBM can help maximize the power of the data to inform and support clients’ decisions. KBM has the expertise to acquire, analyze, visualize and communicate the spatial information required for environmental and feasibility studies, mineral exploration, site planning and monitoring.


Lynxx Technologies is a technology development company. Our present focus is on the development of a mobile hydraulic platform. The Lynxx LX III, our third prototype, is a highly flexible unit that is intended to reduce mining industry dependence on the expensive use of helicopters. The LX III can be used to haul personnel, drilling supplies/ equipment, and fuel. It is modular and can be flown disassembled on an Otter aircraft to remote locations, and assembled on site by local personnel. It has a payload of 4000 pounds, exerts a ground pressure of less than 1 pound/square inch, and is amphibious. Fully loaded, it will climb a 30 degree slope. Alternatively, when equipped with a plow, it can be used to plow or build ice roads and to support various transportation and logistics requirements in the far North. All control is accomplished through a single electronic programmable joystick, while our proprietary drive system and cleat design provide unprecedented tractive effort. Accessories, presently under development, include a Magnum crane with a 2000 pound capacity as well as a light weight drill. When properly configured, the Lynxx can power the drill, or it can be used to transport the drill between locations.

NOR-ARC STEEL FABRICATORS - EARLTON, ON Manufacturer of custom made, high quality equipment for the mining and forestry industries, we provide quality products and services on time and at a competitive price.

Mario Leveille 705.563.2656

We specialize in all steel structure creation, from design and plan modification to turnkey projects. Some of our services include engineering, detailing, fabrication, machining, painting, and certified high pressure welders. Our fully trained field workers permit us to offer our clients installation and repair services as well as the ability to carry out regular maintenance plant shutdowns. Our main products are industrial handling equipment used in the conveying of raw material to processed waste materials, holding facilities and steel conduits. We attribute our success on product quality, respect of delivery deadlines, key personnel skills and health and safety management.



OUR COMPANIES NORTHERN SUPERIOR STRUCTURAL SOLUTIONS - THUNDER BAY, ON We are a supplier and installer of all types of pre-engineered buildings for the mining industry with a wide variety of accommodation options and designs.

Bill Boulton 1.807.622.3125

Our qualified and safety-minded people are experienced with working on mine sites. From bunkhouses to apartments to homes, NSSS has the structural solution you need and the expertise to provide a turnkey product.


Luc Pepin 705.362.4523



Pepco has been growing relationships with wholesale and retail customers for over 27 years. What makes Pepco a unique company is the team approach to business. Guided by this collaborative spirit, Pepco values its employees as team members and its customers and suppliers as partners; working with them to create value for all stakeholders. More specifically, Pepco understands the prospecting industry’s unique challenges and its needs for expedited deliveries. Pepco has supported the prospecting industry with fast deliveries of bulk or drummed fuels, lubricants and industrial supplies since its inception.



Pneuma-Tool’s patented, inherently biodegradable rock drill lubricants provide superior lubrication protection to all mining equipment in temperature extremes from -50oC to +65oC, while minimally impacting environmentally sensitive landscapes. They are minimum quantity lubricants, meaning that they can be used at injection rates as low as 20% compared to conventional lubricants - less product to transport and store in remote sites. Water quality is not an issue either, as Pneuma-Tool’s polar formulas provide a tenacious barrier to water penetration, ensuring that corrosion problems are minimized. Equipment reliability, and extended service intervals means less downtime for repairs. Wear rates are significantly reduced. Pneuma-Tool lubricants have been proven to solve most of the problems associated with air-tool lubrication, by increasing tool service intervals, minimizing tool freeze-up, and resistance to wash out by water in Bill Culhane compressed air. Oil fog is reduced or eliminated. Pneuma-Tool protects the health of miners’ lungs, reduces slip / fall hazards, 705.478.0902 improves visibility so that miners can work more productively, reduces ventilation requirements, and improves miners’ cleanliness and hygiene. Pneuma-Tool is proven to minimize oil fog at temperatures as high as 65oC.

$5.6 BILLION per year value of Northern Ontario’s Mining Supply & Service Sector





Having been in the industrial sewing business for over 30 years, Porcupine Canvas now produces a wide variety of finished products used by prospectors and miners alike.

Brenda Hagerty


We produce a complete line of wall tents; prospector style, internal frame style as well as an insulated version to keep toasty in extreme weather conditions. Along with our heavyduty aluminum framing system, it allows for complete camp construction with ease of portability and set-up. Porcupine Canvas also produces a large variety of bags and cases used throughout the industry. Priding ourselves on providing innovative solutions to our clients’ needs has allowed us to broaden our market to a global one and move forward with a distribution system.


Ricky Lemieux 705.692.7625



Rock-Tech is a Canadian manufacturer of equipment engineered specifically for underground mining applications. We offer a comprehensive range of models in each of our product lines: utility support vehicles, stationary rockbreaking systems and fuel/oil/ grease handling/storage products.Our program includes: comprehensive parts management program, trained field service technicians, certified rebuild programs, service programs, operator and mechanical training programs, and equipment audit programs. We are focused on ensuring that our customers’ sustainability and viability is assisted by our commitment to: continually pursue new technologies and improvements through investment, research and engineering innovation; establish long-term partnerships with our customers by developing products that offer innovative and collaborative solutions that add value and efficiencies to their operations;continually strive to improve our health, safety and environment practices within our operations for our employees, customers, suppliers and community. Over the years we have worked closely to create mining-specific products for a wide range of mining companies including Vale, Xstrata, De Beers, Diavik Diamond Mine, Goldcorp, Agnico Eagle, Barrick Gold, BHP Billiton, and IAMGOLD.


David Pacey 705.268.7878



The S.A.F.E. Co. is not a “one container fits all” company. We recognize that everyone’s storage needs are unique. Whether you require portable on demand storage, flexible self storage or need to own a long term solution we can accommodate you. Whether you are moving, renovating, or just need more space the S.A.F.E. Company’s flexible quick-build containers, in a variety of sizes, can be configured to fit your needs. Storage can be delivered directly to your site. Units can be delivered, setup, ready to use, or flat-packed and assembled on site in under 5 minutes without tools. Rent or own, large or small, we have a solution that will work for you. Offering: portable storage rentals and sales - self-storage rentals - secure storage for business or home - mining and oil field applications - chemical containment - construction sites emergency and disaster relief - military - exploration.




SWM CONTRACTING - TIMMINS, ON Safety. Reliability. Integrity. SWM Contracting is an experienced provider of multiple fabrication and mechanical services for industries requiring design, fabrication, installation, and maintenance for projects. Stefan Makuch We possess the skills to compelte jobs efficiently, effectively, professionally, and on time. The needs of our clients are our 705.360.4333 number one priority and we are committed to excellence in the workplace and on the job site.



Symboticware is an innovator and integrator of standardized information-based technology that enhances the productivity, sustainability, profitability and safety of our customers operations through the strategic application of Symboicware’s solutions. Symboicware’s integrated technology provide advanced supervisory, control, and data acquisition and communication applications for commercial and industrial settings, where real-time data collection and data analytics are crucial for making better and more informed decisions. Our products and services are based on an open platform system, allowing customers to leverage their current investments as well as provide them with a foundation for boundless future technology integration. Originally developed for monitoring and control in underground mining, Symboticware technologies are capable of remote and rugged applications, from the far north to kilometers below the earth’s surface. With integrated applications from leading industry partners, Symboticware’s technology provides superior and customized solutions for any client, in any industry.


Customer focused multi-disciplined construction company offering integrated, single-source and sub-contracting services to industrial, institutional and commercial clients for over 30 years. TESC offers the following self-performing disciplines: Civil, Structural, Mechanical, Electrical, Millwright and engineered Scaffolding which are all supported by our full scope integrated construction services which include: General Contracting, Construction Management, Project Management, Design/Build, Scheduling and Planning, Feasibility Studies, Subcontractor administration, New Constructions and renovations, Plant Shutdowns, Maintenance and Service Level Agreements in addition to Equipment installation and removal. At TESC we believe that the strength of partnerships is far greater than the strength of an individual company. It is why we devote so much energy to building profound personal relationships with every client as well as with our subcontractors, suppliers, and other construction stakeholders. Safety from start to finish! The only outcome more important than completing projects on time and on budget to the highest standards of quality is completing them without injury. Ensuring proper training and full compliance for safe work practices and procedures are a testament to our credibility. Experience the “TESC Way” today!






Testmark Laboratories Ltd. is a leader in environmental analytical testing services, with over 15 years of industry experience in providing customer-oriented laboratory services to public and private-sector clients, including a strong presence within the mining community. Focused in the areas of inorganic, organic, microbiology and toxicology, Testmark provides timely results and technical assistance for routine compliance, exploratory and non-routine sampling programs. Our lab network is conveniently located across Ontario’s mining belt, with accredited (ISO 17025) and licensed labs in Garson (Sudbury), Timmins, Kirkland Lake and Mississauga, ON.

THE MILLER GROUP / MILLER INFRASTRUCTURES - NEW LISKEARD, ON The Miller Group is a diversified Canadian Company that provides a wide range of products and services. From our many bases of operations all over the world we offer road construction, material supply, custom crushing, highway operations and maintenance services, concrete and asphalt paving, structure rehabilitation, waste management, transit operations, cement, asphalt and ready mix concrete production.

Britt Herd 705.647.4331

Miller Infrastructures is a division of the Miller Group, based in Markham. Miller Group’s success is based on time-proven construction methods and innovative technology, and backed by vast technical and financial resources. Over 3,500 employees build and support urban and rural infrastructure across Canada, throughout the Southeastern United States and in International markets. Miller Infrastructures was first introduced in the late 90’s for the construction, operation and maintenance of the 150km-4 lane Fredericton to Moncton Highway in New Brunswick. While Miller Infrastructures continues to focus on building and supporting heavy civil highway construction; more recently the focus of Miller Infrastructures, in Northeastern Ontario, has turned to the Mining and Green Energy Sector. In partnership with numerous First Nations, Miller Infrastructures, has completed and is currently involved in numerous mining and green energy projects across Northern Ontario, from Dryden in the West, to the Quebec border in the east, and as far south as Parry Sound.


Roger Coggins


Our MineMaster® line of mine utility vehicles were introduced in 1980 and has set the standard of excellence for mine utility vehicles in the mining industry. With the success of our products the Tracks & Wheels Equipment Brokers Inc. name and logo became a Registered Trademark in 1993, and the MineMaster® name and logo became a Registered Trademark of Tracks & Wheels Equipment Brokers Inc. in 1997 and is well known throughout the world as a symbol of quality and excellence in the mining industry. We consider ourselves professionals in finding “SOLUTIONS” to our customers problems, and in doing so have become experts in the customizing and modifying of equipment to suit our clients unique needs and requirements. At Tracks & Wheels future advancements are being made to our MineMaster® line of equipment on a continuous basis. We listen to our customers on what features they would like to see on our equipment. This allows us to continually make advancements to our equipment now and in the future by listening to the ‘voice of our customer’. Tracks & Wheels prides itself on representing only industry leading manufacturers that provide us with the best equipment in the industry.




WISK AIR HELICOPTERS - THUNDER BAY, ON Mark Wiskmann 807.475.4510

With thousands of hours of flying and over 30 years of experience within Northwestern Ontario, Mark Wiskmann and his staff are known for their professionalism and dedication to providing premiere quality services to industrial clients within the region. Wisk Air is fully equipped with a variety of rotary wing aircraft that can operate anywhere in Canada. Specialty equipment includes: Heli Claw, Cargo Baskets, Drip-Torch, LSP Stereo Photo Boom.

Ontario mining generates more than...

$1 BILLION in labour income annually; mining in Northern Ontario employs approximately 13,000 people, with an additional 2,500 (estimate) employed in exploration activities.






The Big Event Northern Mines Expo May 28, 29, 2014 in Timmins, Ontario, Canada - N.A.M.E. North America Mines Expo September 10,11, 2014 in Sudbury, Ontario, Canada -

Jay Cornelsen


Canadian Tradex hosts northern Canada’s largest and most successful mining events held in “Canada’s Gold Capital” Timmins, Ontario since 2007 and now in Sudbury Ontario, the “Nickel Capital of the World”. We publish Mining Life and Exploration News Magazine, featuring the world’s most comprehensive mining and exploration news for Central Canada. We are more than just a trade show hosting, a “Mining Careers, Education and Jobs Training Pavilion”. Also Mines and Exploration Investment Seminars and Jackleg Drilling Competitions with the world’s only Mens and Ladies Divisions and a Mayor’s playoff. We promote “Mining your Future“ with Student bus tours and a sanctioned prospector’s training course. We boast Canada’s largest outdoor displays of underground and surface mining equipment.

COLLEGE BOREAL - SUDBURY, ON New for Fall 2014 - Prospecting and Exploration Technician!

Brian Vaillancourt


Established in 1995 as a French-language community college, Collège Boréal serves a territory covering 85 % of Ontario. Having the highest graduate satisfaction rate and the highest graduation rate amongst the 24 community colleges in the province, Boreal is proud to have contributed to the success of over 45 000 individuals who have benefited from courses. The combination of innovative teaching methods, qualified staff, knowledgeable professors, state of the art technology and numerous industry partnerships defines Collège Boreal`s School of Trades and Applied Technology as a leader in the education sector. Students benefit from hands on experience often in industry settings such as underground mines and forest environments. Of interest to PDAC convention participants are the School’s trades programs related to the mining sector and its highly respected Mining and Civil Engineering Technologist program. The School is also proud to offer its new Prospecting and Exploration Technician program starting September 2014.

CONFEDERATION COLLEGE - THUNDER BAY, ON Confederation College has been serving the citizens of Northwestern Ontario since 1967 by meeting the educational needs of students in a catchment area of 550,000 square kilometers. Along with its main campus in Thunder Bay, John Hatton Confederation College has eight regional campuses located in the communities of Dryden, Fort Frances, Kenora, Geraldton, 807.475.6626 Red Lake, Marathon, Sioux Lookout and Wawa. We pride ourselves in our ability to design and deliver customized programs that clearly meet the needs of our learners and employers. We have had extensive experience in delivering educational opportunities throughout Northwestern Ontario. Our programs range from literacy skills to sector specific skills in health care, mining and forestry areas. Our philosophy of “Training to Jobs” has worked well for our students and the diverse workforce needs of the growing resource based economy in our area.





EDC is Canada’s export credit agency, offering innovative commercial solutions to help Canadian exporters and investors expand their international business. EDC’s knowledge and partnerships are used by more than 7,700 Canadian companies and their global customers in up to 200 markets worldwide each year. EDC is financially self-sustaining and is a recognized leader in financial reporting and economic analysis.




FedNor is the Government of Canada’s economic development organization for Northern Ontario. Through its programs and services, and through its financial support of projects that lead to job creation and economic growth, FedNor works with businesses and community partners to build a stronger Northern Ontario. FedNor’s main funding vehicle, the Northern Ontario Development Program (NODP), focuses on three main priorities: - Community economic development - Business growth and competitiveness - Innovation Through the Community Futures Program, FedNor also supports a network of 24 Community Futures Development Corporations (CFDCs) across Northern Ontario. These locally driven CFDCs provide business financing and services, as well as support for community-based economic development projects. In short, FedNor is your federal partner in Northern Ontario.


Brian Dobbs 705.672.3376 x 8836



The Haileybury School of Mines Alumni Association was formed in 1959 when, at that time, the former Provincial Institute of Mining had reached graduates numbering approximately six hundred. The purpose of establishing the association, as is with most school alumni groups, was to provide a means for former graduates to stay in touch with each other and the school. Graduate numbers since the school began in 1912, are now nearing 3,000. The HSMAA is a strong body, some claiming it to be one of the strongest school alumni associations in the country. The excellent camaraderie among its members unifies the group with the common purpose of support to its former institution and its colleagues. To belong to the HSM alumni is to be part of a brotherhood spanning the world.

500 estimated number of mining equipment and supply companies in Northern Ontario




Tracie Marsh-Fior

705.474.7600 x 5680



The Innovation Centre for Advanced Manufacturing and Production (ICAMP) opened its doors in September 2013. It provides the necessary resources for companies to research and create new products without any heavy investment in specific technologies. This 8,500 square foot industrial centre is focused on product innovation allowing companies to access the technologies and resources for the development of new products and processes or the refining of existing products and processes. How it works - a simplified approach A company can enter or exit ICAMP at any step. ICAMP provides technology for: product design tools, rapid prototype development, reverse engineering, 3D printing, material and product testing, advanced manufacturing machining, process design and automation, simulation. How ICAMP can help: Enables access to funding for new technologies, enables experimentation and development of new products and processes or the refinement of existing products and processes, provides a central site that protects an individual company’s intellectual property, leverages existing infrastructure (shops and labs) to provide businesses with the support required during the development, incubation, expansion or re-tooling phases, focused on commercialization.




lac seul training centre of excellence

Adam McCarty


The mission of the Lac Seul Training Centre of Excellence (LSTCE) is to build capacity in Aboriginal and Northern communities by training, certifying, and preparing individuals for employment in the Mining, Forestry, Hospitality and Resource sectors, and linking them to careers throughout the region and beyond. Based in Hudson, ON, approximately 20km from Sioux Lookout, the LSTCE is owned and operated as a not-for-profit organization by Lac Seul First Nation. Our facility contains 3 large classrooms equipped with Smartboards, a computer lab, and a full kitchen made available to students that often host social and traditional lunches. To date, the LSTCE has offered programs in areas such as Adult Education, Beginner Driver Education, First Aid & CPR, Surface Miner Common Core, Seasonal Guiding, Essential Skills, and Surface Diamond Drilling, with many more programs in a variety of areas upcoming, including a School of Culinary Arts! Programs at the LSTCE are open to anyone and everyone, with a specific focus on Aboriginal training and employment. Camp-style accommodations and a meal plan are available for visiting students, and courses run throughout the year.


Evan Butler-Jones




The Materials Joining Innovation Centre (MaJIC) is a not-for-profit organization created to fill industry’s need for practical welding expertise. MaJIC plays a vital role in Canada’s leading industry sectors by helping companies to enhance productivity and quality, meet regulatory requirements, and improve safety. MaJIC provides a range of practical services direct to industry, combining technical expertise with state-of-the-art laboratory facilities. Services include welding engineering, applied research & development, material analysis and testing, welder qualification, training, and more.





Tammy Mackey 705.672.3376 x 8810



Northern College offers over 75 full and part-time postsecondary programs in Schools of Business and Office Administration, Community Services, Engineering Technology and Trades, Health Sciences and Emergency Services, Veterinary Sciences and Welding Engineering Technology. Northern has campuses in Haileybury, Kirkland Lake, Moosonee and Timmins. Northern College is home to the world-renowned Haileybury School of Mines, an institution that has set the standard for mining education in Canada and throughout the world. With over 100 years of experience backing it, the Haileybury School of Mines Mining Engineering Technician program has continuously evolved to meet industry need. Demand for this program has proven so high that it is now also delivered at partner colleges in Ontario and Saskatchewan. Northern College’s Apprenticeship, Community and Corporate Training Centre (ACCT) offers customized, accessible training solutions designed to meet the needs of business and industry. ACCT develops and delivers courses, programs and services with one goal in mind – achieving maximum workforce performance for clients. Northern College can help grow a client organization through workforce development, and help build capacity to meet operational objectives.

NORTHERN ONTARIO BUSINESS - SUDBURY, ON Northern Ontario Business (NOB) is the only media dedicated to the business community across the North. It provides vital news and relevant business information for the region’s most influential business leaders and decision makers. With its exclusive focus on Northern business NOB delivers pertinent stories, regional industry trends, forecasts and valuable statistics every month.


The Ontario Clean Water Agency is a Provincial Agency, which under contract operates and maintains municipal and First Nations, water and waste water services. In addition the agency through its industrial contracts operates and maintains water and wastewater services in remote camps and in the mining sector treats tailings effluent.


John Bernstein

The South Temiskaming Community Futures Development Corporation (STCFDC) supports local community economic development by assisting our communities to strengthen and diversify our local economy. STCFDC offers the following services: small business financing, business services, support for community economic development and strategic planning.

705.672.3021 x 221




TOWN OF COCHRANE - NORTHEASTERN ONTARIO Municipal services including Economic Development.

Jean-Pierre Ouellette

705.272.4361 x 230

THE TOWN OF HEARST - NORTHWESTERN ONTARIO The Town of Hearst is situated less than 60 km East of the Zenyatta Albany Graphite deposit. Services to the mining and exploration sectors are available in Hearst such as construction, equipment, flights, camp supplies, municipal airport with hangar and transportation.

Sylvie Fontaine 705.372.2837





Terry Fiset 705.678.2477

The historic resource community of Elk Lake was founded in 1906 with the discovery of silver by the legendary Jack Munroe. In addition to its own mines, it became a primary supply point for Matachewan, Gowganda and beyond to Shiningtree during their heyday as mining camps. Elk Lake then transitioned into a lumbering centre which it remains to this day. In true industry fashion with the rebirth of Matachewan, it has also again become a supplier of services to the mining industry both near and far through resident businesses supplying industrial maintenance requirements. Elk Lake also features a fully serviced industrial

park for locating your business or industry in. Situated on the banks of the Montreal River where the Bear Creek enters it, this picturesque community is recognized for its welcoming nature.

THE TOWN OF KAPUSKASING - NORTHEASTERN ONTARIO Kapuskasing is Open for Business. Strategically located in Northern Ontario, Kapuskasing is a hub of economic activity on the Trans-Canada Highway. The town is the service centre for several large resource development projects. It is also a centre for the mining supply and service sector. With direct rail access to the east, west and south, as well as daily scheduled air service, Kapuskasing is a sought after community in which to do business.

Andre Robichaud


Bring your business to the Kapuskasing Airport. The airport is situated on Trans-Canada Highway 11 and adjacent to rail freight service. It offers many amenities such as fueling services, hangar space and a 5,500 foot runway. A multi-million dollar airport improvement project was recently completed to accommodate the increased activity in the resource sector. Airport industrial land is available to suit your business needs. Bring your business to the Kapuskasing Aiport and take advantage of the northern opportunities.





Ryan Reynard 807.467.4657

The NWCFDC Network is comprised of nine Community Futures Development Corporations located across Northwestern Ontario. CFDC’s are non-profit corporations, governed by local volunteer board of directors with a mandate of improving the communities they serve through business development. CFDC’s can provide assistance with small business development, access to capital, community strategic planning and relevant small business training solutions. The CFDC’s are your local business, community & economic development experts.

THE CITY OF TEMISKAMING SHORES - NORTHEASTERN ONTARIO In January 2004, the communities of Haileybury, New Liskeard and Dymond amalgamated to become the City of Temiskaming Shores. The community of 10,500 is the economic and service hub for a population of approximately 33,000 from both Ontario and Quebec. The City is central within the region located between North Bay, Sudbury, Timmins and Rouyn, QC. Our businesses service the mining, forestry and agricultural industries.

James Franks

The community is located at the head of Lake Temiskaming which

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and activities which make the lifestyle of the community second to none. The labour force is reasonably well skilled and with several post-secondary education and training facilities in the City, there are many options for labour skills development. flows south into the Ottawa River. There are many cultural events






Atikokan is the host community for Osisko’s Hammond Reef gold camp. Our proximity to the Red Lake, Musselwhite, Lac des Isles, Treasury Metals, and New Gold/Rainy River camps makes Atikokan a prime strategic location for mining sector support services. The Town of Atikokan and the Atikokan Economic Development Corporation look forward to making our resources available to help your business locate in our community.


Jennifer Findlay


Welcome to Kenora! The City of Kenora is a mining services centre for exploration companies and has serviced industrial land for mining and mineral processing. Kenora is located just 200km east of Winnepeg, Manitoba on the world famous Lake of the Woods. Kenora is located right on the Trans-Canada highway, with strong transportation linkages. We have the land, the labour force, the mining-related professional services, and the amenities you need to stage your operations from hotels to restaurants to cooks and caterers. Our office will provide you with an overview of the current mining related and other development projects in the area, introduce you to the local business community, municipal and other government officials and approval agencies, assist you to identify the right location for your operation and help you access any available funding for your project. Kenora is a community on the move. We want your business to help us aggressively pursue our goal of job creation in the mining services sector.


Stephan Poulin 705.753.6902

Live, work and relax in a place most people only dream of‌ West Nipissing is not just a great place to live in, but an IDEAL BUSINESS LOCATION. Nestled between the cities of Sudbury and North Bay, we are merely 400 km from major centres such as Ottawa and Toronto. Close proximity to major markets, a skilled labour pool and a favorable business climate makes West Nipissing and ideal location for new investment projects. Investment opportunities exist in many sectors ranging from bioenergy, mining equipment and services, forestry, business process outsourcing, agriculture and advanced manufacturing.

NORTHERN ONTARIO is a world leader in mine automation and rehabilitation, with cutting-edge companies supplying the latest methods, technologies, and equipment to global markets.


2014 Northern Ontario Mining Supply Showcase Event Directory  
2014 Northern Ontario Mining Supply Showcase Event Directory