20th August 2009

News from Brother Canada, CPEX Awards and Tucows

brother canadaRichmondBrother International Corporation (Canada) Ltd. has expanded their Richmond, BC facility to 52,500 sq. feet, providing nearly triple the capacity of Brother’s previous location. The expansion was needed in order to keep up with the demand for its products in Western Canada.

“The decision to expand in Vancouver follows the expansion of our Montreal facilities three years ago, which is already operating at full capacity”, explains Martin Featherston, President of Brother Canada. “In order to support our sales growth, it became a necessity to expand our capacity in the Vancouver area as well.” For geographic reasons, the region of Vancouver was a natural point of entry for Brother products, which are predominantly manufactured and shipped from Asia. The first Brother office in Western Canada was established in Vancouver in the early 1980’s. Both current Brother facilities in Canada (Montreal and Vancouver) are ISO certified for quality management (ISO 9001:2008), environment (ISO 14001:2004) and health & safety (ISO 18001:2007). The construction of the new building started in March 2009 and was completed by the end of July, while operations officially launched in early August 2009.

CPEXTorontoBay3000 Corporate Education, a leading provider of Project Management Education has announced that nominations for the 6th Annual Canadian Project Excellence Awards and Learning Forum (CPEX) are now open. CPEX is dedicated to business success by enabling and recognizing outstanding leadership. Through the CPEX Competition, we celebrate Canadian projects that have overcome challenges to deliver superior value. CPEX will be held on November 2, 2009 at the innovative Institute for Learning in Toronto. The goal of this milestone event is to connect individuals and organizations from industry, business, and government sectors to learn critical best practices from leading experts in the field, to share knowledge, to network, and to celebrate achievements made by Canadian Projects. CPEX fills a void by serving as the meeting place where leaders and their teams come together to exchange ideas and discuss strategic alignment and execution. This unique event is geared to Senior Project Management and Executive leaders.

Tucows Inc. has announced that the company has enhanced its domain registration platform by adding Sub-reseller features. OpenSRS Resellers are now able to create and manage their own network of domain name resellers. This new set of features further extends the reach of OpenSRS, the wholesale Reseller services division of Tucows Inc., by leveraging the customer bases of its more than 9,000 active resellers in over 100 countries worldwide.

“Our approach in developing these new features was to provide a ‘reseller friendly’ platform that allows our Resellers to maintain complete control through a white-label interface, and powerful, flexible pricing system.” said Adam Eisner, Director, Domain Services, Tucows. “Our implementation allows the Reseller to be front and center, giving them the tools they need to effectively offer their customers the ability to sell domain names alongside their existing hosting reselling programs.”

The complete Sub-reseller feature set is provided at no additional cost to all OpenSRS Resellers along with other no-cost extras like Managed DNS and WHOIS Privacy. In addition to domain names, OpenSRS Resellers are able to sell a complete package of Internet services including SSL Digital Certificates from the world’s leading SSL brands, and email mailboxes offering competitive storage and a full-featured, white-label webmail application.

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