With close to 30,000 people, advanced manufacturing continues to be a significant employer in London’s economy. Leading companies such as 3M, Brose, and General Dynamics Land Systems - Canada have significant manufacturing facilities in London. Recent investments in 401/402 corridor, industrial lands, R&D facilities as well as skills training are some of the ways London is building the right infrastructure for manufacturers.
The London Region Manufacturing Council (LRMC) is an industry-driven council that fosters the growth and prosperity of the manufacturing industry in the London region.
Our annual For Manufacturer’s Only (FMO) Conference is a presentation of the London Regional Manufacturing Council and part of the LEDC’s strategy to foster growth and prosperity in our region’s manufacturing industry.
London, Canada continues to pursue and cultivate growth in manufacturing to ensure this important sector remains healthy and competitive.
Located along the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) Super Highway, London is a preferred location for automotive manufacturers. London is just a day’s drive from 150 million people and only two-hours away from three US border crossings which makes the city an even more favourable location. London’s automotive workers take pride in being partners in the future and recognize the long-term need to remain competitive with other automotive manufacturing jurisdictions.
Western University offers both undergraduate and graduate programs in mechanical engineering, providing students with the fundamentals that allow them to specialize in a variety of areas, including automotive. Here they will learn the essential knowledge that will allow graduates to play a central role in creating everything from automotive frameworks all the way to its subsystems. For more information, please visit http://www.eng.uwo.ca/mechanical/
For those considering a career in transportation and motive power technology, Fanshawe College offers programs and courses covering everything from working on farm equipment and diesel-powered construction equipment to servicing luxury vehicles, transport trucks and coaches. Graduates go on to work in high demand areas like equipment manufacturing, automotive, truck and heavy equipment dealing as well as the parts industry. For more information, please visit http://www.fanshawec.ca/node/67932
London is on the leading edge of investing in alternative energy and green technologies. The LEDC has worked and is currently working with partners to further explore opportunities in the field including solar panels, wind energy, bio-mass, geothermal equipment, and bio fuels.
Samsung Renewable Energy Inc. and Canadian Solar Inc. announced the creation of 200 new manufacturing and research and development jobs with the help of provincial funding. The new manufacturing facility will supply approximately 445,000 solar panels to the Grand Renewable Energy Park.
The London region is a hub for a growing defence cluster that employs more than 12,000 highly skilled people at more than 45 defence-related companies. The London Economic Development Corporation works with SMEs and prime contractors to provide relevant and timely information on Canadian and global opportunities in the defence marketplace.
London-located General Dynamics Land Systems - Canada landed a 14-year multibillion dollar export win bringing more than 3,000 jobs to the region and making London the centre of national supply chain including more than 500 firms.
The LEDC also hosts the annual Best Defence Conference - a marquee event attended by industry leaders from Europe and North America and government dignitaries. Best Defence is one of the biggest conferences of its kind in Canada and has won accolades from defence magazines like Vanguard as well as industry professionals.
November 25, 2014| 7:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m
The City of London and Union Gas invite you to our Compressed Natural Gas Vehicle Workshop on Tuesday, November 25, 2014 from 7:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Civic Garden Complex, 625 Springbank Drive in London, Ontario. How do we bring CNG to London? How can we work together to promote the great benefits that CNG provides to local fleet managers? How can we encourage others to use CNG? Join us and local fleet managers for a session discussing the financial and environmental benefits of compressed natural gas (CNG) as a vehicle fuel, and how we can work together to make this happen. Guest speakers include: • City of London – Setting The Stage: The role of CNG in London’s Community Energy Action Plan • Union Gas – Natural Gas For Transportation & tremendous savings • Ry Smith, Partner & Owner, Change Energy – CNG refueling infrastructure, technology, business case • Christoph Horn, Territory Manager Ontario, Cummins – CNG engine technology update • Nicholas Hendry, Sales Engineer, Faromor – CNG refueling & anchor tenants • Kelly Hawes, President, Cold Star Freight – CNG adoption experience • Group Discussion – Working Together To Move Forward: Local Fleet Manager Forum. Join us on Tuesday, November 25, 2014 to discuss your thoughts and opinions. REGISTRATION: Seating is limited. Please RSVP to Nicole Sinclair at the City of London – email@example.com or 519-661-2500 x8413 Complimentary food, refreshments, and parking will be available. FOR MORE DETAILS: If you any questions about the workshop or are not able to attend though would like to give your input for the discussion, please email Igor Mozetic, Technical Account Manager - CNG/LNG Fleets at Union Gas IMozetic@uniongas.com or Jamie Skimming, Air Quality Manager at City of London firstname.lastname@example.org
March 11, 2015| 2:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Grow your network and launch your career in London! Attend London's premier career networking conference on March. 11, 2015.
Director, Business Development