Local company with a global reach


Renfrew County’s development and property committee met at the local level, and had an opportunity to listen to the success story of a local company which has expanded its footprint to the global level.

The development and property committee, along with the county’s operations committee, met in Deep River council chambers throughout the day on October 10, instead of their usual base of operations at county council chambers in Pembroke.

Deep River Reeve Glenn Doncaster, who chairs the operations committee, had requested that both committees meet here in town, both so that their members could gain a closer understanding of the local community, and members of the local community could gain a better understanding of the important roles the committees play in the county’s administrative structure. 

Members of the development and property committee gained a closer understanding of how Bubble Technologies Inc (BTI) has become a leader on the world stage with its advanced products, services and research for radiation-related applications.

BTI was founded in 1988 as the first commercial spin-off from Chalk River Laboratories. 

“We started very small, with just seven staff and one product,” BTI’s president, Lianne Ing, told committee members of BTI, adding the company has since grown to the point where it now employs more than 50 people and offers a diverse range of over 24 products.

And Ing doesn’t anticipate that growth to slow anytime soon, as BTI is actively recruiting for additional staff to work at its Chalk River location…

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