Industrial Tours, Seminars And Round Tables

Tuesday, October 9

Wednesday, October 10

9:00 am

Tour 1A

MacDon Industries Ltd.

9:00 am -
11:45 am

Tour 3A

Bristol Aerospace Limited / Magellan Aerospace

9:00 am -
11:45 am

Tour 3B

New Flyer Industries Inc.

9:00 am -
11:45 am

Round Table

Water / Clean Tech

9:00 am -
11:30 am

9:15 am

Tour 1B

Richardson Centre for Functional Foods and Nutraceuticals

9:15 am -
11:45 am

9:30 am
9:45 am
10:00 am
10:15 am
10:30 am
10:45 am
11:00 am
11:15 am
11:30 am
11:45 am
12:00 pm

Seminar 1

Global Talent Mobility

Presented by Manpower

12:00 noon – 1:30 pm

Seminar 2

Doing Business in Canada

Presented by Thompson Dorfman Sweatman LLP

12:00 noon – 1:30 pm

12:15 pm
12:30 pm
12:45 pm
1:00 pm
1:15 pm
1:30 pm
1:45 pm

Tour 2A

Food Development Centre

1:45 pm -
5:45 pm

Tour 2C

Motor Coach Industries

1:45 pm -
4:45 pm

Tour 4B

City of Winnipeg Water & Waste Department

1:45 pm -
4:30 pm

2:00 pm

Tour 2B

Manitoba Hydro

2:00 pm -
4:15 pm

Tour 4A

The Composites Innovation Centre

2:00 pm -
4:30 pm

Round Table

Mining Sector

2:00 pm -
4:30 pm

2:15 pm
2:30 pm
2:45 pm
3:00 pm
3:15 pm
3:30 pm
3:45 pm
4:00 pm
4:15 pm
4:30 pm
4:45 pm
5:00 pm
5:15 pm
5:30 pm
5:45 pm

 

Important information:

  • All Industrial Tours, Seminars and Round Tables will be conducted in English ONLY. Volunteer interpreters can be made available on request
  • All tours depart from and return to the Delta Hotel, 350 St. Mary Avenue
  • All tours begin from the Hotel Lobby. Times listed refer to the time that the bus will depart and return to the hotel – please ensure to be there a minimum of 15 minutes prior to departure time
  • Industrial Tour Program and the Round Table Program do not conflict with Seminar time slots – attendance to both is possible
  • All tours have a maximum participation capacity

Tuesday, October 9

Tour 1A – 9:00 am – 11:45 am

MacDon Industries Ltd.

MacDon Industries Ltd. is a family owned and Canadian based manufacturer of harvesting equipment with over sixty years of experience in agricultural machinery innovation.

MacDon specializes in the production of self-propelled windrowers and draper headers for combines across the globe. MacDon disc, auger and draper products are commonly used to harvest a wide variety of cereal grains, oilseeds, grass seeds, rice, soybeans, hay, forage and specialty crops such as peas, lupins and lentils.

MacDon maintains an extensive network of more than 600 dealers across Canada, the United States, Australia and Russia as well as distributing to more than 30 other countries including Brazil, Argentina, South Africa, China, Denmark, Italy, Kazakhstan and Ukraine. MacDon’s 1,400 employees manufacture agricultural machinery and parts to service the vast distribution network across the globe.

What you will see and hear on Tour:

  • Tour MacDon’s state of the art manufacturing facility in Winnipeg, it occupies over 835,000 square feet (77,571 square meters) of building space on more than 87 acres (35.2 hectares) of land
  • The plant tour features extensive fabrication, welding and assembly procedures and a powder-coat paint system, one of the largest of its kind in North America
  • Learn about MacDon’s history as an agricultural equipment manufacturer and hear about current processes and distribution at an information session
  • Participate in a question and answer period with MacDon management in a 94 seat theatre located in the marketing and administrative offices

Tour 1B – 9:15 am – 11:45 am

Richardson Centre for Functional Foods and Nutraceuticals

The Richardson Centre for Functional Foods and Nutraceuticals has a special interest in research directed towards value-added functional foods and nutraceuticals which offer health promotion, performance enhancement, as well as disease prevention and management.

The Centre is available to the agri-food, natural health product, and pharmaceutical industries to determine structure, function, efficacy, and safety of functional foods and nutraceuticals as well as evaluate products in controlled animal and human studies for potential health claims and palatability.

The Centre has expertise and equipment to move from lab through mini-scale to pilot plant to ensure processes are fully scaleable and optimal for commercial activity. The Centre possesses research expertise and equipment directed to:

  • Bio-active identification, functionality, and enhancement
  • Bio-active and formulated product safety and efficacy; consumer acceptability
  • Bio-active extraction and product formulation
  • Product and market evaluation and development, business planning and supply chain optimization

What you will see and hear on Tour

  • See the research and development capabilities encompassing and including fully equipped genomic, analytical and proteomic, cell and tissue culture, clinical research animal trial, human clinical trial (Richardson Centre Clinical Research Unit), formulation development and nutraceutical manufacturing, and pilot plant bioprocessing units
  • Hear about the experience and credibility of scientists in tandem with a fully equipped facility making it possible to define the health claim for each functional food or nutraceutical developed through the Centre

Seminar 1 – 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

Global Talent Mobility

Presented by Manpower

Location: Delta Winnipeg Hotel – Victoria and Albert Rooms

More than ever before, the ability to tap into the potential of people is becoming every organization’s key competitive advantage. At the same time, many organizations are finding it more difficult to attract the kind of talent they need, where and when they need it most. In this talent-driven era, companies also need to be more flexible on an increasingly global scale. Talent is the new “It,” and the race for talent is leading organizations to expand their talent acquisition horizons, from exploring opportunities for a virtual workforce to those in borderless talent solutions.

With increasing demands for niche skills in companies around the world, people are also becoming more mobile and willing to relocate to take advantage of new opportunities. Determining how to strategically migrate in-demand talent within and across countries is a growing business need – and those organizations that realize the importance of mobilizing their workforce globally, will win in the Human Age. Lunch will be included at this complimentary event.

Tour 2A – 1:45 pm – 5:45 pm

Food Development Centre – Portage La Prairie

The Food Development Centre is a nationally and internationally recognized centre of excellence for developing and commercializing food and natural health products, it provides access to world markets for food industry companies. The Food Development Centre fosters the dynamic growth of Manitoba’s agri-food processing industry by developing food products and processes that enable food companies to commercialize.

The Food Development Centre offers testing facilities, expertise for product development, custom processing, co-packing, sensory evaluation, shelf life testing, and training and off-site plant trouble shooting.

The Food Development Centre is a federally – licensed research and development facility with expertise in innovative product development and commercialization, particularly in the area of functional foods and Nutraceuticals including liquid foods. The Centre operates on a fee for service basis and has a pilot plant for commercial food production. Consulting services are available for regulatory food labelling claims and HACCP plans.

What you will see and hear on Tour:

  • Tour the federally licensed Pilot Plant that produces meat products for worldwide markets and is licensed for certified organic foods, hemp products, processed foods and honey
  • View incubation suites in operation and a bottling line with a capacity of up to 7,000 units/day
  • Hear about the program to minimize financial risk by conducting production runs for test markets
  • Technologies include supercritical fluid extraction (high value oil from seeds), modified atmospheric packaging and pulse flour fractionation (for batters and coatings)
  • Product development includes shelf-life testing, technology transfer, reformulation and nutrition labelling
  • Meet the experts; including industry partners, researchers and product developers, and learn about the success stories of products developed over the last 30 years

Tour 2B – 2:00 pm – 4:15 pm

Manitoba Hydro

Manitoba Hydro was established in 1951 and currently holds assets in excess of $13 billion, with $2 billion in annual revenues, and over 6,200 employees. It is a major energy utility, involved in the planning, design, construction, operation, and maintenance of electricity and natural gas infrastructure. Manitoba Hydro serves over 537,000 electricity customers and 265,000 natural gas customers. In addition, Manitoba Hydro exports up to 40% of its electrical production to the North American marketplace. Nearly all of the production is hydroelectric; low cost, reliable, renewable, and virtually carbon-free. Manitoba Hydro has chosen to participate in Centrallia 2012 in order to:

  • Facilitate international investment in the province of Manitoba,
  • Explore new supplier relationships, and
  • Promote its international consulting, training, and management expertise to electric utilities, governments, and donor agencies throughout the world

What you will see and hear on the Tour:

  • An overview of the company’s operations and new generation and transmission plans
  • How vendors can potentially do business with Manitoba Hydro
  • Consulting services provided to the international market
  • The energy efficiency and sustainability features of the head office

Tour 2C – 1:45 pm – 4:45 pm

Motor Coach Industries

Motor Coach Industries (MCI) is the largest manufacturer and marketer of intercity coaches in North America. Reliability driven, MCI builds expertly engineered, best-selling models for the tour, charter, line-haul, scheduled service, commuter express and transit markets. MCI coaches are built in ISO 9001-certified production facilities in Winnipeg, Manitoba, and Pembina, North Dakota. The MCI J4500 is in the top sales spot again for first-quarter of 2012 in National Bus Trader’s report, which tracks industry coach sales; this marked the model’s eighth year as the best-selling coach in the U.S. and Canada.

MCI began manufacturing coaches in 1933 when founder Harry Zoltok produced his first coach in a small shop in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Today, MCI coaches account for some 50 percent of the roughly 40,000 motor coaches on the roads in the U.S. and Canada.

MCI supports its models with a network of value-based aftermarket services including training, hands-on field support, 24/7 roadside assistance, technical support and parts supply for most makes and models, stocking more than 100,000 parts at its 365,000-square-foot (33,910 square meters) distribution facility in Louisville, KY. MCI also operates six sales centers and seven service centers in the U.S. and Canada.

What you will see and hear on the Tour:

  • Tour of MCI’s two main assembly lines and coach finishing facility in Winnipeg occupying 490,000 square feet (45,522 square meters)
  • The plant tour features extensive fabrication, welding, painting, and assembly processes
  • Learn about the history of MCI with an overview of the market we serve and the different product lines produced

Wednesday, October 10

Tour 3A – 9:00 am – 11:45 am

Bristol Aerospace Limited / Magellan Aerospace

Bristol Aerospace, an operating division of Magellan Aerospace Limited, applies innovative thinking and efficient processes to provide the global aerospace market a range of complex designed and manufactured products. For more than 80 years this Magellan facility has thrived in the Manitoba business community, exporting in excess of 85% of its products and services to OEMs and countries around the world for use in aircraft, aeroengines, satellites, space payloads and rocketry.

Magellan’s operations are organized into four business groups: Aeroengines, Aerostructures, Rocket and Space, and Specialty Products, with capabilities for all of the business groups resident in the Winnipeg facility.

Magellan is a leader in global supply chain development, managing the connection between customers and the emerging supply base to provide competitive, flexible business solutions.

Major customers include General Electric, Lockheed Martin, BAE Systems, Rolls-Royce, Eurocopter, Aircelle, Bell Helicopter, the Canadian Space Agency and governments and militaries around the world.

What you will see and hear on Tour:

  • Best practices include the Magellan Operating System™ (MOS™), Visual Factory, and 5S and other LEAN tools
  • Centre of Excellence for Advanced Composites manufacturing and assembly
  • Bristol Aerospace is the OEM for the Wire Strike Protection System™ (WSPS™), and for a range of propulsion products, including the Black Brant family of suborbital sounding rockets
  • Bristol’s space division is Canada’s sole provider of satellite buses for the Canadian Space Agency and is currently in the development phase of a 3-satellite constellation of small satellites for the RADARSAT mission

Tour 3B – 9:00 am – 11:45 am

New Flyer Industries Inc.

New Flyer is North America’s leading manufacturer of heavy-duty transit buses in Canada and the U.S. providing reliable transportation solutions that meet the needs of varied customer needs.

Known for breaking new ground with the first low-floor bus, the first diesel-electric bus and most recently, the world’s first zero-emission hydrogen fuel cell fleet.

New Flyer remains dedicated to innovation and excellence in providing customers with a wide range of products such as clean-running, fuel-efficient hybrid buses; zero-emission electric trolleys; buses with alternative fuels, like hydrogen and CNG; and clean diesel buses.

New Flyer operates manufacturing facilities in Winnipeg, MB; Crookston, MN; and St. Cloud, MN and Parts distribution centres in Winnipeg, MB; Erlanger, KY; Brampton, ON; and Fresno, CA. New Flyer has grown to an international organization of over 2,100 highly-skilled people dedicated to planning, producing and servicing the industry’s most reliable heavy-duty transit vehicles.

What you will see and hear on Tour:

  • A tour of the Winnipeg 430,000 square foot (39,948 square meters) component manufacturing and body assembly plant
  • An overview of operations, history and product lines

Round Table – 9:00 am – 11:30 am

Water/Clean Tech

Location: Delta Winnipeg Hotel – Ballroom A

IISD’s Water Innovation Centre will introduce the Lake Winnipeg Bioeconomy project and the critical role of innovative technology to intercept and recycle phosphorus to save Lake Winnipeg and create new value chains. Lake Winnipeg is the 10th largest freshwater lake in the world, and an iconic cultural, ecological and economic asset for Manitoba. Companies with innovative nutrient recycling technology, wastewater treatment and advanced management techniques, as well as other innovative solution propositions are invited to the roundtable to understand Manitoba’s needs and opportunities and to tackle this challenge.

The Province of Manitoba has declared a very ambitious target of a 50% reduction of phosphorus in Lake Winnipeg to avoid irreversible environmental damage. To meet the load reduction target, the Provincial Government enacted new legislation, “The Save Lake Winnipeg Act”, which includes among its provisions that Winnipeg’s largest municipal wastewater treatment plant not only remove phosphorus, but also make it biologically available for re-use in the agricultural sector. This act is the first legislation in the world requiring phosphorus recycling. It explicitly recognizes the dual nature of phosphorus as both a noxious pollutant responsible for damaging aquatic ecosystems and as a scarce and strategic resource critical to world food security. Phosphorus recycling can be applied to both point and non-point nutrient loading with many different technological pathways possible; hundreds of millions of dollars of investment in Manitoba hang in the balance and the global market will be enormous for successful innovators.

What you will be able to do:

  • Businesses that have innovative technologies or solutions to present will have the opportunity to do so for a few minutes each
  • Presentations will be Manitoba oriented and open to other challenges in Canada or internationally
  • Presentations will touch on opportunities for suppliers and technologies to meet the needs of the industry and innovative solutions for the proposed challenges
  • The round table is directed to business and trade opportunities – to bring companies together in a business, market and solution-oriented environment

Seminar 2 – 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

Doing Business in Canada

Presented by Thompson Dorfman Sweatman LLP

Location: Delta Winnipeg Hotel – Victoria and Albert Rooms

Expanding your business within Canada, or into Canada can present excellent growth opportunities, but what you do not know can hurt your chances of success. TDS Law will be hosting a panel to discuss issues related to Business Immigration, Corporate and Personal Tax, Labour and Employment and the benefits of various corporate structure options. Lunch will be included at this complimentary event.

In addition to the speakers from TDS, speakers from Acumen Corporate Development, government officials and lawyers from the firm with expertise in intellectual property, government regulation and finance will be in the audience, as will lawyers who are fluent in French, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish and Russian.

Tour 4A – 2:00 pm – 4:30 pm

The Composites Innovation Centre

The Composites Innovation Centre Manitoba Inc. (CIC) is a not-for-profit corporation jointly sponsored by industry and government that commenced operations in October, 2003. Its mandate is to support and stimulate economic growth through innovative research, development and application of composite materials and technologies for manufacturing industries and to be a catalyst for creating new business opportunities in Manitoba.

Specifically, the CIC is a technology solutions provider for the composites industry in Manitoba and Western Canada using targeted core technical capabilities and a large national and international network of research and commercialization organizations. Education and training activities are a key focus to ensure the development of critical skills and resources that are needed by this expanding industry sector.

What you will see and hear on Tour:

  • Tour the new state of the art laboratory where the magic happens
  • View a showcase displaying the recent years’ stunning achievements
  • The Executive Director will provide a presentation and overview of the four key sectors CIC operates in
  • A feature presentation of the research and prototyping highlights in commercialization of industry specific technologies

Tour 4B – 1:45 pm – 4:30 pm

City of Winnipeg Water & Waste Department

Our mission is to serve the community by providing and continually improving drinking water, wastewater, land drainage, and solid waste services to the citizens of Winnipeg. This is carried out with the vision of achieving excellence in environmental services.

We are a large civic department consisting of three distinct “utilities” – water, wastewater and solid waste disposal. We also provide tax-supported services for land drainage, flood control and solid waste collection. We have over 190,000 customer accounts and provide municipal services to approximately 700,000 people.

What you will see and hear on Tour:

  • An overview of the City’s water supply and treatment system
  • Detailed discussion on the treatment process
  • Tour of some of the larger treatment processes in the facility

Round Table – 2:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Mining Sector

Location: Delta Winnipeg Hotel – Ballroom A

Mining is the second largest primary resource sector of the Manitoba economy and is a priority sector and a growth area for Centrallia 2012. Participants from Centrallia 2010 had identified it as a sector to focus on in 2012. As a result, this round table is being offered to registered Centrallia participants and will consist of presentations, discussions, and networking. It will be of interest to companies currently working in or servicing the mining sector, or those looking to work in the sector.

Panel presentations will:

  • Highlight the mining sector as a driver of economic activity
  • Showcase forthcoming mine development projects in Manitoba and other key jurisdictions
  • Speak about opportunities for suppliers, services, and technologies to meet current and future industry needs