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AIL receives NRC-IRAP award as Canadian Innovation leader

September 1, 2009
NRC-IRAP award presentation  at AIL’s Ayr, ON, location.

 From left to right: Dale Gaston, Vice President of Operations, Central Region, Atlantic Industries Limited and Gary Goodyear, Minister of State (Science & Technology)
At our Ayr, Ontario, location, The Honourable Gary Goodyear, Canada’s Minister of State (Science and Technology), recently recognized Atlantic Industries Limited (AIL) as a Canadian Innovation Leader in developing a wide range of innovative bridge and retaining wall products for use in public and private infrastructure.

“The Government of Canada believes that investments in science and technology are investments in Canada's future,” said Minister Goodyear. “Our ideas, innovation and inventiveness ensure our long-term economic competitiveness. Today, I am proud to recognize AIL as a Canadian Innovation Leader.”

Successfully developing and applying innovative technologies.

A Canadian Innovation Leader is a small- or medium-sized enterprise that demonstrates specific advances in research and development within its industrial sector. The National Research Council of Canada (NRC) created the Canadian Innovation Leader Certificate Program to recognize Canadian firms that have successfully developed and applied innovative technologies.

“Working with NRC-IRAP has allowed us to create innovative solutions in corrugated steel,” stated Dale Gaston, AIL Vice President of Operations, Central Region. “We've been able to engineer high quality, durable corrugated steel products for major industries like transportation, hydro, mining and forestry.”

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