Our Manufacturing Growth Connection
Ontario is Canada’s leader in the production of global exported goods, and is part of North America’s manufacturing heartland, serving major Canadian and U.S. markets. The Province’s dynamic manufacturing base includes a broad range of consumer and industrial products and comprises the most innovative sectors of the Ontario economy. This is further supported by some of the most generous Research and Development incentives for manufacturers in the world. The strength of the Province’s manufacturing base is reflected in its contribution to Ontario’s GDP at $77.6 million, second only to the Province’s Financial Services sector.
“The proximity to our clients and markets afforded by the Town was a major reason for selecting the community.” Connie Fraser, Plant Manager for Sanoh Canada
Manufacturing in Orangeville
Proximity to the Greater Toronto Area, 400 series highways and Lester B. Pearson International Airport has enabled the Town of Orangeville to capitalize on the concentration of manufacturing activity that has located and invested in the region. Together with a well-educated and highly motivated population and a competitive cost environment, the town has attracted a drivers range of multinational corporation, as well as small and medium-sized operations serving both national and international markets.
The Dufferin County Manufacturers Association provides an informed and open communication channel between members of the industrial community and various levels of government. With a growing local workforce of more than 2,980 people in 54 local business operations, manufacturing continues to play a significant role in the economic growth and prosperity of the Town and the Dufferin County region.
Orangeville’s local, regional and international connections have enable its entrepreneurs to successfully build and grow businesses serving worldwide markets, while enabling an extremely attractive lifestyle for their founders, management and staff.
|Transportation equipment manufacturing||800||1620|
|Plastics and rubber products manufacturing||455||690|
|Fabricated metal product manufacturing||325||520|
|Printing and related support activities||190||295|
|Primary metal manufacturing||95||220|
|Non-metallic mineral product manufacturing||90||260|
|Beverage and tobacco product manufacturing||90||165|
|Furniture and related product manufacturing||70||140|
|Computer and electric product manufacturing||65||140|
|Wood product manufacturing||55||160|
|Electrical equipment, appliance||40||90|
(Source: REDDI, 2006)