Ontario Chamber of Commerce

Ontario Chamber of Commerce

September 29, 2009 09:00 ET

Twelve Ontario Businesses Named Winners of Business and Export Excellence

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Sept. 29, 2009) - A dozen companies from around the province have been named provincial winners of The Ontario Business Achievement Awards (OBAA) and the Ontario Global Traders Awards (OGTA) by the Ontario Chamber of Commerce.

"Ontario is a world leader in innovation and technology and it is essential that we recognize the companies that have brought the province to the world stage," says Len Crispino, President and CEO of the OCC. "But not only are they creating much-needed jobs in communities throughout the province, they're also providing solutions to global problems."

Twelve companies have been selected from a record number of nominees from across the province:

- Ontario Global Traders Award - Market Expansion (Product or Service):
- Gold - HLS Hard-line Solutions Inc., Dowling
- Silver - Liquid Rubber Industries, Hamilton
- Bronze - Dallata Consulting Group Ltd., Etobicoke

- Ontario Global Traders Award Innovation - Exports:
- Gold - Enervac Corporation, Cambridge
- Silver - ViXS Systems Inc., Toronto
- Bronze - Iceculture Inc., Hensall

- OBAA RBC Royal Bank Award for Small Business:
- Bartonair, Hamilton
- PCR Contractors Inc., Windsor

- Desjardins Business Excellence Large Business Award:
- Cargojet, Hamilton
- COM DEV International Ltd., Cambridge

- OBAA Innovation Technology Award: Pressure Pipe Inspection Company,
- OBAA Corporate Governance Award: Globestar Mining Corporation, Toronto

Individual media releases for all 12 winners can be found at www.occ.on.ca.

Awards will be presented at a gala event which will to be attended by approximately 1,000 business and political leaders at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre on Wednesday, November 25th, hosted by CBC's Dragons' Den co-stars Arlene Dickinson and Kevin O'Leary.

For tickets to the OBAA contact Rosanna Ho at rosannaho@occ.on.ca or 416-482-5222.

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