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Norfolk County
Economic Development
185 Robinson St, Ste 200, Simcoe, ON N3Y 5L6 Canada
Phone: 519-426-9497
Toll Free: 1-800-699-9038

Email: business@norfolkcounty.ca

Manufacturing

Norfolk County is strategically located to serve major Canadian and U.S. markets. Norfolk’s stable and diverse economy offers many advantages including competitive wage rates, low energy and operating costs, a local skilled and unskilled labour force with a superior work ethic.

Manufacturing Spotlight – Employment in Small, Medium &
Large Manufacturing Business (NAICS) –  December 2010
Small / Medium
Total
Rank
311 – Food Manufacturing 297 1
333 – Machinery Manufacturing 196 2
332 – Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing 139 3
336 – Transportation Equipment Manufacturing 109 4
325 – Chemical Manufacturing 103 5
339 – Miscellaneous Manufacturing 95 6
327 – Non-Metallic Mineral Product Manufacturing 82 7
315 – Clothing Manufacturing 73 8
331 – Primary Metal Manufacturing 71 9
321 – Wood Product Manufacturing 64 10
323 – Printing and Related Support Activities 33 11
312 – Beverage and Tobacco Product Manufacturing 20 12
314 – Textile Product Mills 17 13
326 – Plastics and Rubber Products Manufacturing 15 14
337 – Furniture and Related Product Manufacturing 13 15
313 – Textile Mills 2 16
334 – Computer and Electronic Product Manufacturing 2 17
324 – Petroleum and Coal Product Manufacturing 1 18
335 – Electrical Equipment, Appliance and Component Manufacturing 1 19

“The advice I would give entrepreneurs coming to Norfolk County would be to think outside the Norfolk box but don’t forget what’s in the Norfolk box, because we have a lot to offer, a lot of great people, and great opportunities.” – Ryan Rivard, The Combine

Source:    Statistics Canada, Canada Business Patterns

**Note:  Rank is calculated on the total within manufacturing only.

Prepared by Workforce Planning Board of Grand Erie