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2017 was a good one at Ontario Northland

Moore credits a combination of a good workforce and a great vision of stability
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ONR shop july 2016

President and CEO Corina Moore says it was a good year for the company and its employees.

“We’ve hired over 100 employees and 75 of them are in North Bay. Lots of work in the shops in fact we’re at capacity. We’ve added a night shift too. Just a lot of great things happening across the organization.”

Moore says they’ve acquired a wide variety of contracts that employees are delivering on.

"We have passenger car refurbishment, we have the luxury trains out west from Rocky Mountaineer. On the freight side we’re doing dozens of internal freight cars and dozens of external freight cars for people like Genosee and Wyoming.”

As well, she says they’re working on their own Polar Bear Express refurbishment and on the locomotive side they just landed a CN repair contract.

See: Ontario Northland looks to drive more regional freight onto rail

Moore says a lot of the jobs in North Bay are highly skilled ones and are in several areas including hiring more electricians, increased production workers, and more jobs in management and finance.

Moore credits a combination of a good workforce and a great vision of stability.

She says the result has been new business and a promising future.