Industry Canada

Industry Canada

February 11, 2011 14:59 ET

Minister Clement Congratulates First Canadian Recipient of Prestigious NASA Award

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Feb. 11, 2011) - The Honourable Tony Clement, Minister of Industry and Minister responsible for the Canadian Space Agency, today issued the following statement:

"I am very pleased to congratulate Neptec Design Group Ltd., the first-ever Canadian company to receive NASA's prestigious George M. Low Award. This honour only serves to reinforce the Canadian space industry's position as a leader on the world stage, while showcasing Canadian technology and innovation.

"The George M. Low Award is NASA's highest honour for quality and performance. It recognizes only those businesses that share a commitment to the highest levels of teamwork, technical and managerial excellence, safety, and customer service.

"The Harper Government, through the Canadian Space Agency, is proud to support companies like Neptec as they work to sustain the world-class reputation of Canada's space industry. Neptec's story is a prime example of how Canadian firms are thriving in a competitive global market."

Contact Information

  • Office of the Honourable Tony Clement
    Minister of Industry
    Heather Hume - Press Secretary
    613-995-9001
    or
    Industry Canada
    Media Relations
    613-943-2502