The Honourable Gary Goodyear, Minister of State (Science and Technology), has recognized Cambridge-based Atlantic Industries Limited, developers of a wide range of products for use in construction, transportation, public works, and the environment, as a Canadian Innovation Leader.
A Canadian Innovation Leader is a small- or medium-sized enterprise (SME) that demonstrates specific advances in research and development within its industrial sector. The National Research Council of Canada (NRC) created the Canadian Innovation Leader Certificate Program to recognize Canadian firms that have successfully developed and applied innovative technologies.
“Supporting small- and medium-sized Canadian firms demonstrates the Government of Canada’s commitment to encouraging S&T investments, which is crucial for improving the long-term competitiveness of Canadian firms and developing highly-skilled people to support small- and medium-sized business growth,” said NRC President Dr. Pierre Coulombe.
“The Government of Canada believes that investments in science and technology are investments in Canada’s future,” said Minister Goodyear. “Our ideas, innovation and inventiveness ensure our long-term economic competitiveness.
Founded in 1965, Atlantic Industries Limited has become a world leader in developing efficient, engineered solutions in corrugated metal structures, modular steel bridges, mechanized stabilizing earth or MSE retaining walls, and other products used in infrastructure construction and renewal in the transportation, public works, mining, forestry and environmental sectors.
“Working with NRC-IRAP has allowed us to create innovative solutions in corrugated steel,” stated Dale Gaston, Vice President of Operations, Central Region for Atlantic Industries Limited. “We’ve been able to engineer high quality, durable corrugated steel products for major industries like transportation, hydro, mining and forestry.”