Advanced Manufacturing makes up one of the largest and fastest-growing industries in North Simcoe. The region produces a wide range of products including state-of-the-art electronics and mission systems integration, automotive parts, mold manufacturing, play equipment, assistive devices for the elderly, as well as sinks and doors. North Simcoe’s manufacturing workforce is made up of adept talent from engineers to project managers. The North Simcoe Manufacturing Sector, with support from EDCNS, is focused on driving the future success of the industry through talent development and community engagement by creating centres for improved B2B communication and collaborative research.
Connected to thriving business and commercial centers by highways and air, North Simcoe is an exceptional strategic location, positioned to serve local, national and international customers. Manufacturers must be able to move goods, and the close proximity of Highway 400 (accessible primarily via highways 12 and 93) provides the primary transportation corridor for both supplies and finished product. For more time-sensitive shipments, Huronia Airport has a 4000-foot asphalt runway along with support services ranging from aircraft manufacturing to aviation fuel and pilot training.
- Highway 400 – 20 km
- Highway 401 – 130 km
- Barrie – 50 km
- Toronto – 160 km
- Huronia Airport – 10 km
- Lake Simcoe Regional Airport – 50 km
- Lester B. Pearson Airport – 140 km