INDUSTRIAL TECHNOLOGY CENTRE CELEBRATES 30 YEARS OF SUPPORTING MANITOBA BUSINESS
Innovation, Energy and Mines Minister Dave Chomiak today joined entrepreneurs and representatives of Manitoba companies and various levels of government in celebrating the 30th anniversary of the Industrial Technology Centre (ITC).
“The ITC’s technical and advisory services are making a significant contribution towards improving the productivity and competitiveness of Manitoba’s manufacturing and advanced technology sectors,” said Chomiak. “The centre is committed to providing creative technical solutions to support economic development in Manitoba.”
“The ITC provides advanced technical services that enable clients to improve their products and processes,” said Trevor Cornell, chief operating officer of ITC. “We are proud of all that has been accomplished here and we look forward to our future successes.”
The ITC, opened in 1979, provides material and product testing, product design and development, vibration and noise analysis, dimensional calibration, and advanced simulation and visualization services.
During the past 30 years, the ITC has helped small, medium and large companies, home-based businesses, individual entrepreneurs and various levels of government.
A Winnipeg business that has benefited from using ITC is Monarch Industries. The company manufactures hydraulic cylinders, custom metal castings and mixers. These products are marketed throughout North America in the retail, agricultural, industrial and original equipment manufacturer markets.
“Over the years, ITC has been a valuable resource for our company's efforts in quality improvement and product and manufacturing process development,” said Roy Cook, chief operating officer of Monarch Industries. “Our congratulations to them on 30 years of service and we look forward to their continued assistance in the future.”
In recent years, the ITC moved to a 19,000 square-foot facility at Smartpark, located at the University of Manitoba. Approximately 20 staff work at the centre.