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“Over 55 years ago, The Gorman-Rupp Company (Mansfield, Ohio) elected to make St. Thomas their home for Gorman-Rupp Canada – a full-fledged division which serves multiple markets coast-to-coast. While many other locations were considered, it was the City of St. Thomas which stood out above the rest. As a global leader in pumps and pumping solutions, Gorman-Rupp had need for ‘a partner’ as much as ‘a place’. For over five decades, St. Thomas has listened carefully and responded promptly. They simply ‘get it’! This business community (which we are proud to call ‘home’) and it’s leadership consistently display the culture and values which align perfectly to ours.”

Gorman-Rupp Canada

“The majority of what we want to accomplish is dependent on finding the right combination of skilled workers, good location, training availability and the support of the local municipality. Presstran Industries invested in St. Thomas over 25 years ago and, based on attaining that desirable combination, I know we made the right decision.”

Presstran Industries

“St. Thomas is a growing community with a great deal to offer today’s manufacturer.  We chose St. Thomas after examining the cost competitiveness of the City, quality of local labour, and proximity to customers.  We are confident that we have made the best possible choice for our first North American facility by locating in St. Thomas.”

Amino Corporation

” St. Thomas is an ideal, low cost location to service our clients in the United States. We have found the local workforce to be dedicated and very qualified to manufacture our high quality cabinetry.”

Braam’s Custom Cabinets

“We believed that the smaller City of St.Thomas would be a healthier and safer place for our family to live and work, while allowing us more time together and a more relaxed workplace. Southern Ontario offers a bright future and many opportunities for our family.”

Coleman-Dias3 Construction Inc.