Made in Welland

What does it take to be a champion?

Hard work. Inspiration. An innate ability to compete. Meet some of our champions made in Welland.

Welland Success Stories

Though a relatively small city, Welland has developed many successful business minds no longer living in Welland but still call Welland home.

Terry Leon
President & CEO of Leon’s Furniture Ltd.
Paul Beeston
Former President & CEO – The Toronto Blue Jays & the Rogers Centre
Anthony Lacavera
Founder & Chairman at Globalive Holdings
Steve Quinn
Owner, Quinn Automotive Group
Mike Herniak
General Manager, Eastern Market Area Ford Motor Company of Canada

Women in Sports

Welland was featured by the Toronto Star, after sports staff reporter Lauren Pelly took notice that five of the most powerful women in sports all hail from our relatively small city of 50,000. This fantastic five all credit their success in the world of sports management to the love of sports and to the abundance of athletic opportunities growing up in Welland.

Kelly Murumets
President & CEO, Tennis Canada
Michelle O'Keefe
Former President & CEO, Canada Basketball
Sandra Gage
Chief Marketing Officer, Canada Soccer
Stacey Allaster
Chief Executive Professional Tennis, (USTA) United States Tennis Association
Susan Kitchen
Executive Director, Coaches Association of Ontario


Welland is home to many companies that clearly fit this mould. Each faces unique challenges, delivers different products and services, and relies on different business strategies. But they all share one common conviction: that from the start, Welland has been a key part of their business success.


Whiting Equipment Canada Inc.

Whiting Equipment Canada Inc. is a diversified designer and manufacturer of Heavy Industrial Equipment. Whiting Equipment Canada Inc. is an acknowledged leader in the specialized fields of metallurgical manufacturing, chemical processing, materials handling, and transportation maintenance equipment fields.
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welland forge

Welland Forge

Welland Forge takes its name from the city of Welland, Ontario, in which it is located on an eleven-acre site. The operation was established in 1965 and its manufacturing facilities are housed in a modern building with 100,000 square feet under roof.

In order to survive, Welland Forge has continued to invest in modern equipment and the facility today is considered to be world class. Approximately 65% of sales are exported to the United States, Mexico and Brazil. Current employment level is 95 people and the operation consists of 7 hammers and 5 forging presses.
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w abrasives

W Abrasives

With 14 plants around the world, W Abrasives is a High Carbon Manufacturer that can address any blasting requirements from customers, wherever they might be located. We make no fake commitments, and engage in providing the best value for money: high quality products, reliability and complaints management.
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Indexable Cutting Tools'

Manufacturers know that productivity and profitability inevitably go hand in hand. For more than 40 years, Indexable Cutting Tools' mastery of insert production and precision cutting technology has provided manufacturers around the world with an edge in operational efficiency. Located in Welland, Ontario, Indexable's head office and diamond division serve North America's industrial heartland. From this strategic base, we reach markets all over the world; Auto parts manufacturers in the U.S., Canada, Brazil and Mexico. The aerospace industry in the Czech Republic. Powertrain and brake manufacturers in Germany and Italy. Leading-edge electric wind generation factories in China. Die and mold makers in Argentina. And more.
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HYDAC was founded in 1963 as a company for hydraulic accessories and is today an internationally active company group with over 7000 employees, 50 branch offices and 500 trade and service partners world-wide.

HYDAC stands for hydraulics, systems and fluid engineering.
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Bosch Rexroth Canada

Bosch Rexroth Canada is the Canadian subsidiary of Bosch Rexroth AG, one of the world's leading specialists in the field of drive and control technologies. Under the brand name of Rexroth the company supplies more than 500,000 customers with tailored solutions for driving, controlling and moving. As The Drive & Control Company, Bosch Rexroth develops, produces and sells components and systems in more than 80 countries in the technology fields Electric Drives and Controls, Industrial Hydraulics, Mobile Hydraulics, Linear Technology, Assembly Technology and Pneumatics.
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