Peninsula Plastics Ltd. continues to expand, adding new products, new staff, and possibly new markets, despite the pandemic. This family firm, based in Fort Erie, Ontario, offers custom injection moulding while a separate division manufactures proprietary plastic parts. It has approximately 130 workers at present up from roughly ninety this time last year.
Pennsylvania-based Fortress Power got its start when electrical engineer Jing Yu and longtime business manager Barry Moore decided to provide a better solar energy storage solution. The industry insiders recognized the need for a reliable battery to store solar energy produced during the day, when most people are not at home to take advantage of the power. By the time most consumers come home from work, the sun is going down and the time for harnessing solar energy is waning. “There is a need to store the excess power during the day and use it when you need it,” Yu says.
With a focus on eco-friendly, environmentally responsible stewardship at every level of its production process, Timber Products Company prides itself on a lengthy, distinguished history along with an ability to continually move forward through adaptation of innovative technology and providing its loyal customer base with quality, customized workmanship.
While renewable energy has been making considerable strides over the past decade, the COVID-19 pandemic is perhaps the greatest catalyst for the redesign of Earth’s energy infrastructure.
This Surrey, B.C.-based company has a similar story to any other manufacturing outfit these days: “Things were going well, then the pandemic hit.” But Allied Blower has achieved a key expansion milestone: expansion into the United States.
National Waste Partners handles compactor and baler sales, rentals, repair, and waste coordination services for more than 4,000 commercial and industrial customers throughout 45 states. The company formed in 2017 when the private equity firm Bestige Holdings LLC brought together Compactor Rentals of America (CRA), Action Compaction Services (ACS) and Computerized Waste Systems to provide a complete, streamlined solution.
SWANA (Solid Waste Association of North America) is a professional organization providing advocacy, research, and education to solid waste leaders in the public and private sectors. “SWANA is unique, as it is the only association in the waste and recycling sector that represents people in both the public and private sectors,” explained David Biderman, Executive Director and CEO of the Solid Waste Association of North America. “We are also the only solid waste association with chapters from coast-to-coast, and this is true both in the United States and Canada.”
Without forests, life on earth would cease to exist. Absorbing carbon dioxide and producing oxygen, forests are home to Indigenous persons and countless species of wildlife, and are a valuable source of wood for lumber, fuel, furniture, medicine and more.
Last May, I spoke with Ontario’s largest solar provider, Grasshopper Solar of Mississauga. We discussed the residential market, the cost of solar and how the general public needs to be educated about the benefits of solar technologies. Now, we celebrate its tenth anniversary and look to President and Chief Executive Officer Azeem Qureshi for the latest developments in the solar industry and within the company itself.
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