BOMBARDIER AND AN ENHANCED FUTURE

November, 2021

French names are nothing new to the City of Plattsburgh. Few othercities in the nation have a French quarter, with names like Lafayette,Montcalm and Champlain. The heavy Quebec influence in our regiongoes back more than four hundred years, and people have eyed traderoutes connecting a great state and a great province ever since. It came read more


WIRING THE FUTURE

November, 2021

While many in the area are familiar with Canadian companies like NOVA Bus andBombardier, not as many know about AQ Wiring, the manufacturer that produces thewiring and harnesses needed for many local transportation manufacturers. Formerlythe Quebec-owned company BC3G, AQ Wiring Systems has been in Plattsburgh insome form or another for over a decade and is read more


FAST, FLEXIBLE AND TRUSTED MANUFACTURING

November, 2021

Outsourced manufacturing is the process of hiring a team of people outside of a company to assemble parts or to build an entire product. While there are many reasons why companies do this, some of the primary reasons for outsourcing are: Financial. Assets can be reduced or eliminated and cash flow increased. When a business read more


Andree LaBarge

November, 2021

HOMETOWN: Ellenburg Depot, New YorkFAMILY: Husband Allen (deceased), adult children Amy and Chris, and three grandchildrenEDUCATION: Attended Northern Adirondack Central School and pursued coursework in insurance and to become a mobile notaryOCCUPATION: Former owner of LaBarge Insurance Agency, currently serves as a mobile notaryCOMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT: Past president of the Ellenburg Kiwanis Club, member of numerous read more


WORKING WITH COMPLEX PUZZLES

November, 2021

Claude Landry stopped in Plattsburgh on a trip to Montreal and fell in love with it. It was what he called “a twist of luck” that prompted him to move to the North Country and renovate an old building on Bridge Street for his flight simulation business. Landry grew up in Montreal and went to read more


SUSTAINABLE SOLUTIONS FOR YOUR SHIPPING NEEDS

November, 2021

Valorization, namely “enhancing the value”, refers to a process of changing residues (the by-products of a manufacturing processes— previously known as “waste”) into useful consumer products. These products can include quality chemicals, materials, fuels, and energy, as well as many other products beneficial to a local economy. Not surprisingly, valorization plays an integral part in read more


CANADA AND PLATTSBURGH’S COMPARATIVE ADVANTAGE

November, 2021

More than a decade ago we celebrated 400 years since Samuel de Champlain’s arrival on our lake and in our region. He was not merely a tourist sussing out interesting things in the area. His goals were decidedly commercial. The prevailing economic theory of his era was mercantilism. This theory claimed that the strength of read more


NEWS ABOUT OUR CANADIAN NEIGHBORS

November, 2021

The relationship with our Canadian neighbors has been devastated by COVID and the long-term inaction of both the Trump and the Biden administrations to find ways to reopen our land borders. On Wednesday October 13, 2021 we learned that the border will open on November 8th to vaccinated Canadians. However, the initial release does not read more


STILL OUR FUTURE AND THAT FUTURE IS BRIGHT

November, 2021

Our region’s special economic integration with our northern neighbor has been the single greatest driving force in our economy for more than 25 years and — despite the protracted interruption of cross border travel from Canada — it remains so. And we have every reason to expect that the best is yet to come. Our read more


PUBLISHER’S VIEW

October, 2021

While few of us have the skills or the time to take on home repair or renovation projects, it is good to know the North Country has a cadre of talented service providers who can. In this issue of Strictly Business, you will meet several of them. Our cover article features Jacki and Jim Wheelin, read more