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ROBIN HOOD MULTIFOODS, INC.
Robin Hood MultiFoods Inc. was started in 1909 with just 62 employees and made its first sales by selling flour in wooden barrels. Today Robin Hood is the market leader in high quality mixes, flours, oats and grain products, muffin mix, donut mix and cake mix to the consumer and wholesale baking markets across North America. The Robin Hood name is synonymous with flour and is the first choice of half of all Canadian consumers. Robin Hood utilizes state-of-the-art technology to produce mixes efficiently, while offering flexibility and cost-effectiveness to meet its customers’ needs.

LALLEMAND DISTRIBUTION, INC.
Lallemand Distribution Inc. is a privately held Canadian company specializing in the development, production and marketing of yeasts and bacteria. Lallemand was founded at the end of the 19th century by Fred Lallemand with the first plant built in 1915. His company was acquired by Roland Chagnon in 1952 and is still owned by the Chagnon family. Lallemand has become a leading supplier to selected markets for specialty yeast and bacteria, with plants across North America and Europe.

THE TOWN OF FORT ERIE
The Town of Fort Erie is year-round home to 29,150 people and a seasonal home to more than 10,000 Americans who flock to the Town’s many beaches in summer. The Town of Fort Erie boasts a diversified economy including a large gaming industry; an abundance of waterfront and recreational trails; a major international border crossing; and a rich historical and archaeological past. Fort Erie offers the best of both worlds, blending small-town living with the amenities and convenience of two large metropolitan centres (Toronto and Buffalo) within a short drive.

FORT ERIE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT & TOURISM SERVICES
The Fort Erie Economic Development and Tourism Services (EDTS) is responsible for business development and marketing for the Town of Fort Erie. Staffed by a dedicated team of professionals, the EDTS leads Fort Erie’s economic and tourism growth through a variety of programs and services. Specifically, the EDTS produces up-to-date demographic and economic information which it uses to encourage investment by developers and business interests. The EDTS’ core objectives are to foster growth in industrial, commercial, and tourism investment in Fort Erie. Simply speaking, the corporation is committed to supporting overall wealth creation in the Town and promoting Fort Erie as a great place to visit, live, work and do business.

CANADIAN NIAGARA POWER COMPANY, LTD.
Canadian Niagara Power Company, Ltd. (CNP) was established in 1892. From its very inception, the company was dedicated to excellence and innovation. Operational by 1905, the company diverted water from the Niagara River to generate power using two state-of-the-art generators, the largest and most up-to-date of its kind in the world. Today, the company is the only Niagara Falls power company to remain privately owned. Tucked away approximately 500 meters from the Canadian Falls,
is CNP’s powerhouse which is an integral part of the Queen Victoria Park landscape.

THE ONTARIO WHEAT PRODUCERS’ MARKETING BOARD
The Ontario Wheat Producers’ Marketing Board represents Ontario wheat producers by providing strategic leadership initiatives that promote and improve Ontario wheat. The Board’s many functions are to improve and develop marketing choices; to educate and inform producers; to position itself as a purchaser and supplier of choice; to ensure the reliable flow of quality wheat from producer to end user; and to continue to provide research funding for the wheat industry.