Kawartha Lakes - Economic Development
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Manufacturing Profile

Labour costs in the City of Kawartha Lakes are, comparatively speaking, much lower than in nearby larger metropolitan areas. Occupancy and construction costs are also lower. The skilled labour pool and telecommunications infrastructure needed to successfully operate thriving commercial enterprise are all readily available. 

This has in turn resulted in attracting more than 100 manufacturers to the area. Companies such as Crayola; Pickseed Canada Inc., known internationally for its forage and grass seeds and hybrid corn; Armada Toolworks, which is primarily an automotive parts supplier that produces plastic injection molded; and minor assemblies, and T. S. Manufacturing Ltd. which produces wood and other materials handling equipment.

 Over 25% of this manufacturing base is actively exporting to markets around the globe. 

Industry Profile

Selection of Major Private Sector Employers in City of Kawartha Lakes 

Company Name
Product or Service
No. of Workers
Armada Toolworks Ltd.
Mfg. of Plastic Injection Moulded Auto Parts
Sykes (Formerly ICT)
Call Centre
Northern Casket Ltd.
Mfg. of Hardwood, Steel Burial Caskets
Kawartha Dairy Ltd.
Mfg. of Milk Products
Holsag Canada
Mfg. of Wooden Chairs
 TS Manufacturing
 Mfg of Sawmill Equipment
Mariposa Dairy
Mfg. of Goat Cheese Products
Pickseed Canada Inc.
Agricultural Seed & Grass Products
CardioMed Supplies Inc.
Mfg. of Medical Disposable Surgical Products
Crayola Canada Ltd.
Dist. and Light Mfg. of Crayola Products
Cameron Steel Inc.
Custom Steel Fabrication
Northern Plastic Lumber
Mfg. of Recycled Plastic Products
Canada Builds
 Modular Construction of Homes & Cottages
 Lindsay Paper Box Co.
 Mfg of Paper boxes
Bovie Manufacturing
Converting Non-Woven & Geo-Textiles
Payne Machine Co. Ltd.
Mfg. of Custom Fabrication of Steel Products,
Specialty Chemicals,  Fibres, Polymers
Source: City of Kawartha Lakes Business Directory 2009

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