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McGuinty Government Supports Northern Trade And Investment Marketing

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McGuinty Government Supports Northern Trade And Investment Marketing

The Ministry of Northern Development and Mines' Trade and Investment Marketing Branch is participating in three upcoming building-materials trade shows in the United States. These shows provide an excellent opportunity for northern partners to display building products and promotional materials, and develop contacts with potential customers, distributors, partners or new investors.

Upcoming shows and their Northern Ontario delegations are:

National Association of Homebuilders - Las Vegas, Nevada - January 19-22

One of the premier building materials events in North America, this show attracts more than 90,000 industry attendees and 1,500 exhibitors.

Organizations looking to gain exposure through this show include:

  • Maple Leaf Forest Products
  • Ovrx Insulated Sub-Flooring Tile
  • Lake of the Woods Business Incentive Corporation

For information, contact: Dale Ashbee - MNDM - (807) 475-1518

Northwestern Building Products Expo - Bloomington, Minnesota - January 26-28

The largest trade show and conference for the building products industry in the upper Midwest, this show hosts representatives from the manufacturing, distributing, wholesaling and service industry.

This tradeshow mission is in partnership with the Northwest-Midwest Alliance Program, a trade-related entity supporting the Northwest economy.

Northern attendees looking to showcase new and innovative products or attract investment to the North include:

  • Buchanan Lumber Sales
  • Tangent Stair Manufacturing
  • Laclu Industries
  • High Energy Manufacturing Inc.
  • Lake of the Woods Business Incentive Corporation
  • Rainy River Futures Development Corporation

For information, contact: Scott MacKinnon - MNDM - (807) 475-1678

Design and Construct Expo - Pontiac, Michigan - February 4-5

Sponsored by the Construction Association of Michigan, this annual show attracts over 10,000 design and construction professionals from Michigan and neighbouring midwest states. The booming Michigan construction market is quickly and easily accessible from Northern Ontario.

Northerners attending this event include:

  • Buchanan Lumber Sales
  • Soanbert Corp.
  • Canadian Tradex
  • Sault Ste. Marie Economic Development Coporation

For information, contact: Jock Forbes - MNDM - (705) 564-7595

The ministry's marketing team also recently attended the Construct Canada Show in Toronto, working with northern companies to promote opportunities available in the North.