Barnes Design Group

At the heart of every successful business, there must be an ideal – a vision that takes the business from merely a functional entity to one that drives the vision forward. Always looking to improve, refusing to rest on past accomplishments and steadfastly aiming for perfection will help spell success.

Barnes Design Group

Tourism and its Many Benefits

In Canada and the U.S., many cities are suffering economic hardships and increasing unemployment due to business downsizing and closure, declining populations, and a depleted tax base which could ultimately lead to community deterioration on a social, economic and aesthetic level. Although tourism remains strong in the Rocky Mountains and in major cosmopolitan centres, tourism offers a wealth of opportunities for smaller communities to realize economic development, offsetting job losses in traditional sectors.

Tourism and its Many Benefits

Wells Concrete

Minnesota, the Land of 10,000 Lakes, is a byword for stability. It is politically stable, its residents are famed for their civic participation and it is one of the healthiest states in the U.S…

Wells Concrete

Town of Richmond Hill

Richmond Hill has much to boast about. Its residents are some of the highest educated in all of Canada; it has rich diversity of ethnicity and culture with a vibrant arts community; and it is one of the youngest towns in Canada, with almost sixty-four percent of its population under age forty-five. Richmond Hill has weathered the global financial crisis and its strong economy continues to grow.

Town of Richmond Hill

The Collier Companies

One thousand dollars doesn’t go far today. But that’s all it took Nathan Collier in 1972, as an initial investment to grow The Collier Companies. The Collier Companies (TCC) of which Nathan is Founder and President, is the largest privately held student housing provider in the United States. More than 20 percent of off-campus University of Florida students call The Collier Companies properties home.

The Collier Companies

Accent Stainless Steel

British Columbia, has, in recent years, built a justifiably impressive reputation as a craft beer and microbrewery enthusiast. The number of microbreweries producing specialist products in the province is enormous and still growing.

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Allied Equipment

Separating impurities and hydrocarbons from natural gas is a complex process, one involving a breadth of quality equipment to facilitate the process. For over two decades, Allied Equipment has been a leader in this field.

Allied Equipment

Bellatrix Exploration Ltd.

In 2009, as advances in multi-stage fracturing technology and horizontal drilling increased the ability of energy companies to recover oil, drilling in the Cardium Formation of the Pembina oil field increased. Although oil has been recovered from the area for decades, the renewed interest made the field once again the epicentre of the oil industry in the province…

Bellatrix Exploration Ltd.

BRASS Engineering

Transporting fluids such as oil and water via pipeline is well known to many people, but the use of slurry pipelines to transport mineral concentrate is a niche in which many companies do not perform. Throughout the world, slurry transporting is BRASS Engineering’s specialty.

BRASS Engineering

City of Brockville

The measure of any healthy city can be seen in how it rebounds during a recession or a downturn in its economic sectors. Brockville, one of Ontario’s hidden gems, has weathered the recent GFC quite well and has transitioned itself nicely into new fields.

City of Brockville

April 23, 2019, 4:34 AM EDT

The Plastic Straw that Broke the Internet

To say the invention of plastic revolutionized manufacturing is an understatement – it literally changed our lives forever. With its roots going back hundreds of years, the development of plastic is credited to English chemist Alexander Parkes and the discovery of Parkesine (nitrocellulose), considered to be the first man-made plastic. Tied in to the evolution of photography, celluloid plates became a lighter alternative to the heavy and fragile glass plates used to capture early images.