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    441 – 100 Innovation Drive
    Winnipeg, Manitoba R3T 6G2• P: 204-262-6400

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    President: Shane Li

    24 Aberdeen Avenue
    Pinawa, Manitoba R0E 1L0 • P: 204-753-5170

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    Vice-President: Marney Stapley

    125 Adelaide Street
    Winnipeg, Manitoba R3A 0W4 • P: 204-799-2033

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    436-7th Street East, The Pas, Manitoba R9A 1M7
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New Member Spotlight: FXR Racing

FXR Racing is a dynamic, rapidly growing, privately held Manitoba company. Originating in Morris, Manitoba, founder Milt Reimer came up with the idea after noticing there was a need in the market for high-performance snow rider wear. The 17-year-old designed some items and had them produced by a local garment manufacturer. By 2005, as the FXR line had grown so much that production was moved offshore. 

Today, FXR designs, markets, sells, produces and distributes trending apparel and protective gear for the power sports industry (primarily snowmobile and motocross) in Canada, USA and Europe. All products are still designed here in Manitoba, at the head office in Winnipeg. Following the creative design process, partners in Asia take the designs from creative concepts to real prototypes. Most of the product development and production takes place in Seoul, Korea, but FXR works with 40 vendors in 10 countries to produce the product it designs, tests and brings to market. 

Recently, FXR joined North Forge to acquire access to development equipment, which they will use to prototype new products. “With having access to a facility like this, we can develop products quickly and efficiently,” says Head of Product Development, Eric Metrow. “We can keep up with the demand for new product testing and development to ensure high-quality products for our customers.”

 This season marks the 25th anniversary in the industry for FXR; they are currently designing products for the 2021/22 seasons. 

“FXR is looking forward to working with North Forge so we can continue to be leaders in the industry,” says Metrow. “Our membership will give us access to many different machines to help produce prototypes. We are eager to work with knowledgeable people at North Forge to help us grow as a company to build technical gear for every consumer.”

FXR distributes products through power sports dealers, its own retail stores and through FXR web store at www.fxrracing.com

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North Forge Technology Exchange partners with PCL Construction Inc.

PCL Construction Inc.

From small renovations to complex billion dollar projects; from modular construction, to advanced digital technologies, to cutting-edge sustainability, PCL has you covered.

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North Forge has partnered with 6P Marketing

6P Marketing

6P Marketing is your collaborative marketing agency, working with you to achieve your goals.

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Bell MTS

Bell MTS is part of Canada’s largest telecommunications company, providing Manitobans with Mobile phone, TV, high speed Internet, and Home phone service.

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Thompson Dorfman Sweatman

At Thompson Dorfman Sweatman LLP (TDS), we are devoted to serving our valued clients. Our collegial workplace fosters greater teamwork, responsiveness and communication, providing better results for clients. TDS is Manitoba’s largest independent law firm.

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Wawanesa

Wawanesa works exclusively with insurance brokers across Canada, offering home, auto, farm and commercial business products.

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Bit Space Development

Bit Space Development Ltd. is an interactive digital media studio that specializes in creating innovative learning experiences for the classroom and workplace. We work with educators and industry professionals from around the world to develop effective solutions for education and training using cutting edge digital media technologies.

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Princess Auto

For more than 85 years, Princess Auto has been supplying trade professionals, home mechanics or people who simply love building things with the tools and equipment they need to figure it out – whatever that “it” may be. With a unique assortment of tools, equipment and products, ranging from hydraulics to welding, Princess Auto complements the home improvement sector rather than competing with it.

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Bockstael

For over 100 years the Bockstael name has been synonymous with construction in Manitoba. From the humble beginnings of a Belgian carpenter, to the fourth generation of family ownership, building is in our blood. We pride ourselves on world-class innovation and a client-first approach to doing business. This is our commitment to serving the province we choose to call home for the next 100 years — and beyond.

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Stu Clark Centre for Entreprenuership

The Stu Clark Centre for Entrepreneurship (SCCE) is here to support entrepreneurial activities across the entire University of Manitoba campus. In addition to supporting students at the I.H. Asper School of Business we also support students from ALL faculties across the University of Manitoba – Fort Garry and Bannatyne Campus including: Faculty of Engineering, Faculty of Agriculture and Food Sciences, Faculty of Science, Faculty of Medicine, Faculty of Education and more!

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