Mackey Funeral Home, see their Success Story below
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Last week, Ontario East's Food Sector Team participated in the Restaurants Canada Food Show, which is Canada's largest food-service event. It took place at the Enercare Centre in Toronto, February 25th to 27th. 
Thank you to the following participating Eastern Ontario companies who joined us to show what a great place Eastern Ontario is to live and work:  


Bonnie O'Neill and Lucy Medeiros
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Annual Tri-Association High Performance Manufacturing Conference

Wednesday October 24, 2018 at the  Travelodge, Belleville

Call for Speakers:  Deadline for Submissions: May 30th 2018

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CREWS Launches New Rail Yard at Johnstown

Interest is pouring in for the Canadian Rail Equipment Works & Services Inc. (CREWS) new railyard. 
The 96-acre site at 3518 County Road 2 was officially opened on February 2nd with the final spike driven in to complete phase one.
"We're very excited for this growth in eastern Ontario," said CREWS owner Clayton Jones. "All the right elements are here with the Highway 401-416 interchange, the nearby international bridge and the Port of Johnstown."
Canadian Agricultural Partnership: Federal Activities and Programs

Federally-funded activities and programs to support sector growth focus on three key areas:
  • Growing trade and expanding markets - $297 million
  • Innovative and sustainable growth in the sector - $690 million
  • Supporting diversity and a dynamic, evolving sector - $166.5 million
GreenON Food Manufacturing to reduce GHG pollution by food and beverage sector

The province's Green Ontario Fund has launched the  GreenON Food Manufacturing Program, a $3.75-million initiative focused on helping food and beverage producers and processors, and rural communities, reduce their greenhouse gas (GHG) pollution, increase their resiliency, adapt to climate change and transition to a low-carbon economy.

Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE) will manage the GreenON Food Manufacturing Program on behalf of the Green Ontario Fund and the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA).

Ontario's food and beverage processing sector is comprised of more than 3,000 businesses, so the potential to make meaningful reductions to the environmental impact of this sector is considerable.
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Mackey Funeral Home

Linden Mackey's grandfather had a vision of a way to not only improve and expand his business horizons, but be on the forefront of life celebrations for his friends and neighbours in Lindsay, Ontario.

The founder of Mackey Funeral Home Inc. in 1916, James Mackey believed there needed to be more options for celebrating the life of a deceased person - and even to celebrate life and family in more general terms. - in a comfortable setting that mixed the traditional needs of a family during a time of grieving, with changing desires for how those occasions should be marked.
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