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International Businesses in SSM

Sault Ste. Marie proudly hosts a number of foreign-owned businesses, and the community embraces these companies with open arms.

These businesses receive the full support of City Council and staff, senior levels of government, the Sault Ste. Marie Economic Development Corporation and the community at large. With this support and the competitive advantages found here, these international companies have thrived in Sault Ste. Marie.

Success stories include:

  • Essar Steel Algoma, an integrated primary steel producer, is a subsidiary of India-based Essar Group
  • KKR & Company, is an American multinational private equity firm that purchased the 60-megawatt solar farms project in Sault Ste. Marie from Starwood Energy Group
  • Tenaris Algoma Tubes, a manufacturer of seamless and welded steel pipe products, is owned by a conglomerate with ties to Argentina, Italy and Luxemburg
  • Heliene Canada, a manufacturer of photovoltaic solar panels that began operating thanks to a partnership between Helios Energy Europe and Canadian entrepreneurs
  • Sutherland Global Services, a multinational company that employs 30,000 people worldwide in 10 countries, operates a business-process outsourcing (BPO) centre in Sault Ste. Marie