ManufacturingPhoto of Canarm Ltd.

The region boasts large, medium and small manufacturing operations, with some recently expanding their operations. Companies in Leeds Grenville manufacture a wide range of products, ranging from laundry and health care products, fans, blowers, pharmaceuticals, gaseous and specialized filter components to wire and cable production and refining petroleum. International companies include Procter and Gamble Inc., 3M Canada Company, Prysmian Power Cables and Systems, Donaldson Canada Inc., E. I du Pont Canada Company and Invista, to name just a few. There are also home-grown success stories with Canarm Ltd. and Northern Cables.

Leeds Grenville offers an ideal location in terms of access to transportation routes. It is a transportation hub with Highway 401 and 416, as well as two international bridges.

There are development lands, buildings and services with a diverse mix of affordable commercial and industrial sites. Seven industrial parks are located within Leeds Grenville borders. They include the Johnstown Industrial Park in the Township of Edwardsburgh Cardinal, the South Gower Industrial Park in the Municipality of North Grenville, the Prescott Industrial Park in Prescott, the Business Park in the Township of Augusta, the Elizabethtown-Kitley Business Park, the John G. Broome Business park and the Western Industrial Park in the City of Brockville. There is also industrial land that is privately owned in some townships, including Leeds and the Thousand Islands.

Manufacturing companies have access to a trained workforce as well as committed education and training partners, including St. Lawrence College.