Northern Ontario Exports Program



“Since 2011, the Northern Ontario Exports Program has provided companies like Maestro Digital Mine with resources and funding valuable at every stage of export development.”
- Michael Gribbons, President, CEO & Co-founder, Maestro Digital Mine, Sudbury


“The Northern Ontario Exports Program provides an expert network and seed money to connect companies in Northern Ontario with resources they wouldn’t otherwise meet. With this support, Soo Foundry & Machine has entered new markets and developed a new brand, SFM Wind.

As a result of participating in the program, we built our business faster and now generate 20% of our revenue from exports.”
- Robert Cohen, President, Soo Foundry & Machine, Sault Ste. Marie


“The Northern Ontario Exports Program understands what it takes to grow a business.”
- Jamieson Pouw, Business Optimization Lead, The Bucket Shop, Timmins


“When we started with the Northern Ontario Exports Program, we had limited sales outside of Northwestern Ontario. Now, 40% of Digital Engineering’s revenue is generated from diverse markets outside of Ontario. We’re selling directly to global decision-makers who are implementing our solutions enterprise-wide.”
- Les Perrault, President, Digital Engineering, Inc., Thunder Bay


“The Northern Ontario Exports program supported NORCAT in international certifications for our FiAR fire extinguisher training simulator, allowing us to distribute the product into new markets while meeting international regulations for electronic equipment. As a result, we established a USA distributor for FiAR and have been able to sell the product into new markets with great success. In fact, we now sell more FiAR units into markets outside of Canada and the Northern Ontario Exports programs helped us achieve this success.”
- Jason Bubba, Chief Operating Officer, NORCAT, Sudbury


“Working with an expert introduced to us by the program and North Bay Economic Development, we tackled rising procurement and logistics costs, improved our supply chain processes, and increased our organizational awareness and resiliency. As a result, Miller Technology is better positioned for significant global growth.”
- Melissa Nash, Manager, Administration, Miller Technology Incorporated, North Bay