KFC Canada of Vaughan, ON, has announced that select restaurants has begun testing a new fibre-based “spork.” Once the piece of cutlery is introduced permanently across Canada, KFC will eliminate 40 million pieces of plastic waste from its operations.
The Natural Gas Innovation Fund (NGIF) has launched a $3-million funding call for clean technology solutions to support natural gas production in Canada. This funding competition is aimed at advancing cleantech in methane emissions reduction, carbon capture storage and utilization, fuel switching, low-grade heat utilization, and energy efficiency.
Wajax Corp. of Toronto has announced that it has agreed to acquire Calgary-based Tundra Process Solutions Ltd. for $99.1 million. Founded in 1999, Tundra provides maintenance and technical services to customers in the western Canadian midstream oil and gas, oil sands, petrochemical, mining, forestry and municipal sectors.
Building on the company’s 25 years’ presence in China and to meet the growing demand for its potato products, McCain Foods has announced the investment of US$200 million into a second local production facility to be located in Yangling Agricultural Hi-Tech Development Zone, Shaanxi Province in China.
DeZurik, Inc., a Sartell, MN-based valve manufacturer in the municipal and industrial markets has acquired Red Valve Co. from Hillenbrand, Inc, a public company headquartered in Batesville, IN.
Everest Automation has completed its acquisition transition of Mentec Sudbury Industrial Equip Ltd. With over 80 sales professionals, in seven locations — Levis, PQ, Sussex, NB, Halifax, Ottawa, Sarnia, ON and now Sudbury in Northern Ontario — Everest has expanded its coverage in Eastern Canada.
Mississauga, ON-based Rittal Systems Ltd. has announced that Tim Rourke will be resigning as president, and Andre Bousette will be stepping into this role, taking leadership of Rittal’s Canadian operations. Rourke completed 25 years of service to Rittal Systems in 2020 beginning with the company’s first year of operations in Canada.
Set to become the world’s first all-electric open-pit mine, Montreal-based Nouveau Monde Graphite (NMG) is advancing its procurement process for its fleet and charging infrastructure through an international call for pre-qualification. Yet another step towards achieving its carbon-neutrality vision, the company says, adopting an all-electric operating model provides tremendous environmental benefits as well as long-term savings for NMG thanks to Québec’s clean and affordable hydropower.
UL officially marks its 100th anniversary in Canada this year. Initially established in Toronto by UL founder, William Merrill, to test the safety of appliances and other household devices, UL in Canada has grown over the past century to now employ more than 275 engineers, technicians and administrative staff at its nine facilities throughout Canada in Toronto, Edmonton, Mississauga, Montreal, Ottawa and Vancouver.
The Town of Preeceville, SK’s Wastewater Treatment Facility Project has been completed and has been hooked up to the existing system, according to the Preeceville Progress. The project involved the construction of two new aerated lagoon cells, two nitrification cells, a new blower building to house the mechanical equipment and electronics, and replacement of the existing force main (approximately 2.5 km pipeline) from the sewage lift station to the wastewater treatment system. Although the construction is considered complete, the treatment system will not discharge into the Assiniboine River until the effluent meets the Saskatchewan guidelines for discharge requirements.