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Making it in Middlesex: Stories of Business Success - Cynergy Composites
In the past, Middlesex Economic Development and Tourism has created long form, business profile videos, featuring 8 businesses each year; one located in each of our local municipalities. This year however, we wanted to take this project in a bit of a new direction, featuring shorter videos of 4 Middlesex County businesses; accompanying these videos with an interview style write up. We’ve named this project, “Making it in Middlesex: Stories of Business Success” and below you will find the second of the 4 features that make up the new series. The third feature of the series highlights Cynergy Composites, a manufacturing business applying cutting edge composites technologies to create solutions for part, tooling, and process development. We invite you to learn more in this video! Look out for the last of the series, which will be released in the months to follow.
Making it in Middlesex: Stories of Business Success - Just In Time Solutions
In the past, Middlesex Economic Development and Tourism has created long form, business profile videos, featuring 8 businesses each year; one located in each of our local municipalities. This year however, we wanted to take this project in a bit of a new direction, featuring shorter videos of 4 Middlesex County businesses; accompanying these videos with an interview style write up. We’ve named this project, “Making it in Middlesex: Stories of Business Success” and below you will find the second of the 4 features that make up the new series. The second feature of the series highlights Just in Time Solutions, a small business with clutter-free organization at its core. We invite you to learn more in this video! Look out for the next 2 features of the series, which will be released in the months to follow.
Making it in Middlesex: Stories of Business Success - Kustermans Adventure Farm
Purchased in 1979, the land on which Kustermans Adventure Farms sits has been in the Kustermans family for over 40 years! CEO of the business, Steve Kustermans describes that after his father purchased the farm, he planted both blueberries and strawberries, things that still form a large part of the business today. When Steve graduated from Ridgetown, he moved back home, increased the production of the farm and the business has been growing and evolving ever since! In the video linked below Steve does a great job of highlighting some of the unique offerings that make Kustermans a popular spot for many different visitors!
2021 Business Profile Video Compilation
Compilation video of ADS Pipe, Cambridge Environmental Products, Crown and Turtle Pub, The Fox Golf Club, Penta Equipment, Middlesex Spine and Sport Clinic, Middlesex Hospital Alliance, Ralph Bos Meats.
Middlesex Spine and Sport Clinic
Growth and development in Middlesex County are what interested Dr. Michael Hurley in starting his business here. They provide care for most muscular, skeletal, neurological issues. The goal of Middlesex Spine and Sport is to help their customers achieve their goals so they can return to the things they love to do. He credits the local workforce for allowing there to be a family-like atmosphere among his employees. As they continue to grow and see success, they look forward to giving back to the community that helped them get to where they are today.
Ralph Bos Meats
Ralph Bos Meats has been a multi-generation family-owned and operated business since 1968. Offering both retail and wholesale with custom processing options, they take pride in providing quality service and products to all customers. Plant Owner, Adam Bos hopes to see the business continue in the future with his son’s involvement. Ralph Bos Meats appreciates being located in a strong rural agricultural environment as well as their skilled, loyal employees ready to ‘meat’ their customer’s needs.
Bursting with opportunity, Penta Equipment began many years ago by the father of current Owner and President, Glenn Buurma and now has their sights set on expansion in the near future. Penta manufactures three different kinds of agricultural equipment including feed mixers, dump wagons and manure spreaders. They credit their location in Middlesex County for being able to find well-qualified employees, adding 30+ new members to their team within the last year.
The Fox Golf Club
What began in 1995 as an 9-hole course, The Fox Golf Club has grown into an 18-hole course with plans for further expansion in Middlesex County. Enjoy the peaceful surroundings on this well-maintained course. The staff at the Fox Golf Club pride themselves on their customer service resulting in great relationships with their customers. As golf is a game for people of all ages, they enjoy their location in Middlesex for the ability to draw customers in from all around them.
Middlesex Hospital Alliance
Four Counties Health Services offers 24-hour emergency services, inpatient care, diagnostic services and rehabilitation care. The helipad located adjacent to the emergency department helps transport patients quickly to higher levels of care following initial care FCHS is able to provide. Having partnerships with private labs, a wellness centre, Southwestern Ontario Aboriginal Health Access Center and a dental clinic makes the location of Four Counties Health Services a huge benefit to rural Middlesex County.
Crown and Turtle Pub
Come for the traditional, cozy atmosphere, stay for the delicious food and plethora of quality whiskeys. Crown and Turtle Pub prides themselves on their friendly, family-style environment. Manager, Adam McGowan enjoys Middlesex County for raising his family and running a business due to the welcoming local communities that encompass it.
Cambridge Environmental Products
Low tax rates and proximity to border crossings are what drew Cambridge Environmental Products to start their business in Middlesex County. Cambridge Environmental Products is a worldwide distributor of scientific and laboratory equipment and consumables Access to a talented local workforce and ease of transportation make Middlesex County the perfect spot for their business to thrive since 2008. Co-owner, Trevor Neve foresees a bright future ahead for the company with expansion plans on the table.
Located in the heart of the agricultural sector here in Middlesex County, Advanced Drainage Systems is the world leader in HDPE drainage systems. As the second-largest consumer of recycled products in North America, ADS uses that recycled material to create products like pellets and polyethylene pipe. They enjoy the ease of access to the 401 corridors making it convenient to transport products for commercial and residential purposes and to local farmers for drainage in fields. ADS looks forward to increasing their footprint, adding production lines or other opportunities that will benefit their customers.
Nothing feels quite as freeing as watching a movie under the stars at the drive-in! Middlesex County’s only drive-in theatre opened in 1953 and due to the inexpensive, unique experience it provides, has remained a family favourite activity ever since. The County’s central location and proximity to the 400 series highway allow the Mustang Drive In to draw in a great number of visitors from both near and far each year. Ready to step back in time and experience the big screen from the comfort of your own vehicle…? Don’t wait! Set up your car for cozy viewing, purchase some tasty snacks, and enjoy the show!
The key to happiness in Middlesex County?… chocolate! Annie’s Chocolates, located in the community of Kilworth in Middlesex Centre is run by Annie Dobben, her husband and 3 children. The business opened in 1996 after Annie’s great grandmother passed down a special recipe book. Feeling inspired, Annie taught herself to craft the special and delicious handmade chocolates. Lucky for us, this family-owned and operated business continues to use their multi-generational recipes, creating chocolates available for our enjoyment! Make Annie’s Chocolates your sweet treat destination!
Fulline Farm & Garden Equipment
Located in the community of Glencoe, in Southwest Middlesex, Fulline Farm and Garden Equipment is a John Deere, Polaris, and Arctic Cat dealer selling to agriculture, consumer, commercial and recreational markets. Celebrating 30 years in business, Fulline appreciates their ideal location along main highways, which has allowed for high consumer visibility and return business, enabling them to satisfy their many customers’ diverse outdoor equipment needs.
Halide Emulsion Labs Inc.
It may come as a surprise that the community of Glencoe in Southwest Middlesex is home to a developer and manufacturer of holographic optical elements. Halide Emulsion Labs Inc. is a state-of-the-art research facility with several areas of focus including solar, automotive, aerospace and defence. Using their proprietary halide emulsion recording media and holographic recording methods, the company can provide diffraction-based optical solutions with unparalleled resolution and quality. They admire Middlesex County as it offers a supportive and progressive business community combined with a strategic location that allows them to easily welcome U.S. clients for site visits, and provide themselves with a quality of life they say is second to none.
Patton's Excavating & Grading Inc.
Patton Excavating offers their services across residential, commercial and agricultural industries. Since becoming incorporated in 2013, the company has grown considerably and enjoys the fact that they’ve been able to hire locally due to the high quality of workforce in Middlesex County. Having a business situated near major highways allows Patton Excavating to service a wide customer base efficiently from their base in the Village of Newbury. The company is encouraged by the expansive commercial and residential development taking place across the County and is poised for further growth in the years to come.
In 2001, the Bloemen family settled in Lucan, Ontario following their move from Holland. With an entrepreneurial spirit and a vision in mind, owners Otto and Jetty built their agricultural equipment manufacturing business, OJB Industries, on a blank canvas of land just outside of town. Manure spreaders, dump trailers, and excavator attachments are just some examples of the innovative pieces of equipment that are engineered, produced and tested by OJB Industries. With a background in mechanical engineering, Otto Bloeman handles most of the design elements for the company. He appreciates that Middlesex County provides OJB access to a local workforce with an agricultural background and a true connection to the machinery they build for the industry and community they serve.
S.A.M.Y.'s Alpaca Farm & Fibre Studio
Calling all adventurers and animal lovers alike! Middlesex County has a unique experience for you to try with friends and family! Once a hobby farm, SAMY’s Alpacas in Adelaide Metcalfe branched out considerably three years ago. Now a popular agri-tourism destination, Yvonne Houle and her family, welcome people from far and wide to spend time with their much-loved herd of alpacas and learn more about these shy but curious animals, up close and personal! In addition to their adventure walks and encounters, SAMY’s uses their home-grown alpaca fibre to produce mittens, socks, dryer balls and more! Did we mention they’re also an AirBnB destination? If you love alpacas as much as we do, don’t wait…book your newest adventure today!