Manufacturing

Why You Should Be Selling to the Mexican Middle Class

Exporters can find huge opportunities in this growing group, which is now larger than Canada's population. Bonus: The maple leaf brand plays well in this market

Meet the Company That Built a Growth Engine From Railway Ties

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How pressure-treated wood firm Stella Jones became one of Canada's best stocks

What It Takes to Produce the Hottest Toy of the Holiday Season

Tiana Wilson age 8 with the most sought-after toy of this Christmas season, Spin Master's Hatchimals, at the Dreamtoys Fair in London. Photo: Nils Jorgensen/REX/Shutterstock/CP

Toronto's Spin Master is winning the Christmas present contest this year with Hatchimals. Here's how it's handling the huge demand

How to Invigorate a Humble Business

C.R. Plastic Products president Jamie Bailey (right) inspects a chair at the PROFIT 500 firm's recently-acquired Stratford, Ont. factory

For 15 years, C.R. Plastic Products was a moderately successful furniture maker. Thanks to some big risks, big hires and big investments, it’s a burgeoning global brand and PROFIT 500 winner

How to Build a Booming Business Doing the Right Thing

Yupeng Liu (right) at one of PROFIT 500 winner Just Quality International’s processing facilities

Yupeng Liu of Just Quality International used his own moral compass—and philanthropic awakening—to create a PROFIT 500 company that stands apart

PROFIT 500 2016: Canada’s Fastest-Growing Manufacturing Companies

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Meet the 95 industry firms that made our annual list of rapidly-expanding businesses

How to Take a Niche Product to the Mainstream

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Kailey Gilchrist found that even meat-lovers will buy into vegan foods—with the right message

What’s Next For Canada Goose

Canada Goose CEO Dani Reiss at the company's new, larger Toronto factory in 2014. Photo: Frank Gunn/CP

Dani Reiss on building an authentic brand, the importance of bricks-and-mortar, and the risks and rewards of expanding beyond the iconic winter parka

What Does “Made in Canada” Actually Mean?

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The maker of Moose Knuckles parkas and the Competition Bureau disagree over whether the Montreal company's products meet labelling standards

6 Good Reasons to Manufacture in Canada

Made in Canada and barcode, business concept

Offshoring has its advantages, but you can actually save money, time and hassle by making at home. Why this small business did it

Why the Future of Canadian Manufacturing Remains Uncertain

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The key industry's rebound faces ‘significant’ structural hurdles according to a federal memo

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