Home >> Business >> Industry Profiles
Industry Profiles

 

In Huron County, the strongest sectors of the economy are Agriculture, Manufacturing, and Tourism.  North Huron and the surrounding area is home to many small to medium sized industrial businesses, technical expertise and entrepreneurial services.  The area is part of Huron County where farm gate sales are greater than five Canadian Provinces.  Major industrial employers are located here.

THE OLD MILL & BAINTONS

The Old Mill is the biggest name in Canada’s leather fashion district.  Located one minute south of Blyth on Hwy 4, The Old Mill & Baintons offers an extensive array of leather – coats and jackets for men and women, clothing, pants, skirts and gloves in various sizes, textures and colours.  Visit www.theoldmill.ca for more information.

BI-AX INTERNATIONAL INC.

Established in 1999, BI-AX produces rolls of plastic film for food packaging and other industrial applications.  BI-AX has two major locations: Tiverton and Wingham, Ontario.  For more information, visit www.biaxinc.com.

HOWSON & HOWSON MILLS LTD.

A five generation family company located in Blyth, Howson & Howson Mills Ltd. has grown since 1875 to include the Flour Mill, Feed Mill, Grain Elevator and Crops Inputs Division.  Visit www.howsonandhowson.ca for more information.

HURON GEOMATICS INC. (HGI)

Huron Geomatics Inc. (HGI) is a Wingham-based and locally owned company.  HGI is a consultancy that focused on high accuracy data collection, analysis and asset management.  Their client-base spans many disciplines, from municipal governments, electrical utilities, telecommunications, and the energy sector.  HGI's projects have taken them across Canad and even internationally. 

ROYAL HOMES LTD.

Founded in 1971, Royal Homes manufactures award-winning modular homes that are shipped to sites across Ontario.  In 1991, Royal Homes has been developing international market and has shipped homes to Japan, Germany and the United States.  For more information, visit www.royalhomes.com.

SPARLING'S PROPANE

In 1951, Grant Sparling began selling propane from his hardware store on the main street of the Village of Blyth -- he offered it as a convenience to Customers who bought gas ranges at his store.  Today, Sparling's is the second largest propane company in Ontario with locations and services throughout southwestern and central Ontario.  Our Home Office remains in the village.  See www.sparlings.com for more information. 

WESCAST INDUSTRIES INC.

Two casting plants and a machining plant are situated in North Huron and Morris-Turnberry.  Wescast is one of North America's foremost suppliers of exhaust manifolds.  These three divisions employ close to 1200 people and all team members are proud of their international ratings for quality in all aspects of production, safety and management.  Visit www.wescast.com for more details.

AGRICULTURAL INDUSTRY

Our North Huron agricultural community generates quality agricultural produce.  The area supports many farm service and supply companies, local implement dealers, processing plants and co-ops which bring large economic investment to the region.