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Imperial Manufacturing Group celebrates growth success as one of Canada's private companies

Toronto, ON – November 29thImperial Manufacturing Group has been recognized as an honorable finalist at the first-ever Private Business Growth Award Gala dinner held at the Fairmont Royal York Hotel in Toronto on November 19th.

The Private Business Growth Award recognizes and celebrates dynamic, privately-held businesses whose growth strategy encompasses a broad range of activities across their business, such as; innovation, including new ways of working, product and service development; expansion into new domestic or international markets; development of people and culture; improvements in the efficiency and effectiveness of internal processes; improvements in stakeholder relations; improvements in financial measures or governance and leadership through reason and instinct to grow the business.


“Privately-held businesses are key players in the Canadian economy, and for a truly dynamic company, growth is at the top of their agendas” shares Phil Noble, Executive Partner and Chief Executive Officer, Grant Thornton LLP.

Imperial Manufacturing Group’s remarkable story began in 1979 with an entrepreneur named Normand Caissie and just four workers based in a sheet metal shop in the small Atlantic town of Richibucto, New Brunswick. From those humble roots, the firm has grown to become a world-class manufacturer of more than 7,000 heating, air conditioning, ventilation and building products for residential and light commercial applications. It now has over 600 employees working in facilities that include more than 700,000 square feet of manufacturing and warehouse space across North America, and is an acknowledged innovator in the design and production of indoor air quality equipment.

“In defining what made these companies excel, what first captured my attention was the entrepreneurial drive and direction of top management. Make it happen was definitely a common theme” said Malcolm Hunter, president and chief operating officer of Deeley Harley-Davidson Canada.

While this designation is very much the result of many years of hard work, it is also a sign of what’s to come. For more information about Imperial Manufacturing Group, please visit or contact Mélodie Martin at .

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