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Better scanners, thanks to CRIQ

News - CRIQ, Centre de recherche industrielle du Québec, recently had a patent approved by the United States Patent and Trademark Office for a new type of camera case. The equipment will now be used with most CRIQ scanners, including the SAGE X2 scanner/optimizer developed for the wood industry. Thanks to the ingenuity of experienced CRIQ researchers, the camera case was specially designed to meet the needs of laser profilometry inspection systems.

Sigma Industries announces an important job creation at its Beauce facilities

News - Sigma Industries, a manufacturing company specializing in the production of composite components, announces the creation of approximately 50 direct jobs and about 15 indirect jobs at the René Composites Materials Ltd. facilities located in Saint-Éphrem-de-Beauce and Sainte-Clotilde-de-Beauce.

Québec City Covention Centre Opens New Meeting Space

News - After two years of work, the Québec City Convention Centre will be dedicating its new meeting and conference facilities today, the result of a $36 million investment by the Québec government.

Industrial Alliance gets authorization to administer the federal Pooled Registered Pension Plan (PRPP)

News - Industrial Alliance is pleased to announce that it was granted a licence by the Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions (OSFI) to administer the federal pooled registered pension plan (PRPP). The PRPP is a new pension plan offered to Canadian companies and self-employed workers who operate under federal jurisdiction, as well as companies and self-employed workers in Yukon, Nunavut and the Northwest Territories. Industrial Alliance will be able to offer the PRPP as soon as the final administrative formalities are processed by government authorities.

EXFO Receives the 2014 Portable Fiber-Optic Test Equipment Market Share Leadership Award from Frost & Sullivan

News - According to Frost & Sullivan, a leading global growth consulting firm, EXFO has solidified its first place in 2013 in the overall portable FOTE market with a market share of 38.2%, an 8% gap with its closest competitor. EXFO's close collaboration with customers and the superior quality of its products have helped the company maintain its brand globally in the portable FOTE market. The key performance driver for EXFO has been its focus on portable OTDRs, fiber inspection solutions and optical spectrum analyzers, for which the company has gained incredible momentum in new regions, with more than 100% growth in Brazil and other Latin American countries in 2011 over 2010.

The Entrepreneurs: Quebec firm hard wired to electrical heating business

News - Fuelled by the sustained growth of electrical heating in many housing markets, and buoyed by the success of several in-house product innovations and a slew of acquisitions and expansions — including a plant in China — Ouellet Canada has grown into North America’s leading manufacturer of baseboard heaters and other high-performance electrical heating equipment, supplies and accessories for the residential, commercial and industrial sectors.

Université Laval receives STARS gold rating with best performance in Canada

News - Université Laval received the STARS (Sustainability Tracking Assessment and Rating System) gold rating for its strong commitment to sustainable development. This distinction was awarded by the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education, an organization dedicated to promoting sustainable development, with a membership of more than 1,000 universities worldwide.

Some great infographics to illustrate the Quebec City Metropolitan Region competitive business environment

News - Québec International has produced a series of infographics illustrating the many benefits and exceptional business environment of the Quebec City Metropolitan Region.Based on the data gathered for the creation on the “Invest in the Quebec City Region” brochure, these infographics illustrate the factors conducive to investment and business activities in the region. Feel free to share these infographics across your networks.

Nine Dots Studio will be partnering up with Bandai Namco

News - It was finally announced publicly that Nine Dots will be partnering up with Bandai Namco for GoD Factory: Wingmen.

Next development phase at le Massif de Charlevoix - Sotheby's International Realty Canada partners with mountain real estate development project

News - In continuation with its master plan, Le Massif de Charlevoix today proudly announced its association with Sotheby's International Realty Canada, a world leader in real estate sales and marketing. Daniel Gauthier, Chairman of the Board of Directors at Groupe Le Massif and Le Massif de Charlevoix promoter, firmly believes this association will generate a great deal of interest and significant visibility for the Charlevoix region given the strong presence of this new partner on the world stage. "We are currently working on implementing lodging at the base of the mountain. All details will be unveiled in the near future," confirms Le Massif de Charlevoix.

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