Manufacturing in Manitoba


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A S U P P L E M E N T T O T H E W I N N I P E G F R E E P R E S S | T H U R S D AY, A P R I L 1 9 , 2 0 1 8 | V I E W O N L I N E A T A S U P P L E M E N T T O T H E W I N N I P E G F R E E P R E S S | T H U R S D AY, A P R I L 1 9 , 2 0 1 8 | V I E W O N L I N E A T The bus you ride to work, your favourite jeans and winter parka, cosmetics and pharmaceuticals — chances are even the coins in your pocket are made right here. Last year, our province's manufacturers chalked up more than $14 billion in sales, according to Statistics Canada. Not surprisingly, food production is the leading sector, providing a smorgasbord of goods — flax seed, peas and corn, hemp hearts, soybeans, cheese, honey and preserves, just to name a few. Manitoba farmers typically grow more than 65,000 acres of potatoes each year. That's a lot of French fries, and a good many of them are processed at J.R. Simplot and McCain Foods facilities in Portage la Prairie. Our province is home to industry-leading vehicle manufacturers like Fort Garry Fire Trucks and New Flyer Industries, and our heavy farm equipment manufacturers are leaders in their field. Innovators come in all shapes and sizes. Overton Environmental Enterprises produces Manitoba's largest industry sector is also one of its most diverse, producing everything from French fries to fire trucks to space rockets. DIVERSITY AND INGENUITY DRIVE OUR PROVINCE'S MANUFACTURING INDUSTRIES re than hat's a lot hem are n Foods ading y Fire d our rs are zes. produces e, fries CONTINUED P2 Clockwise from top: An accessible MCI coach; a Boeing 787 Dreamliner; Emergent BioSolutions' Winnipeg site; Shrugging Doctor wines; Manitoba spuds, Royal Canadian Mint collector coins; winemakers Willows Christopher (left) and Zach Isaacs; Smak Dab mustard.

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