Our Unique Advantage


Manufacturing & Assembly

Sault Ste. Marie offers excellent manufacturing infrastructure, including equipment servicing, fabrication, engineering, research and development. Couple with efficient transportation infrastructure, the community is a great place to do business.

A number of companies have taken advantage of these assets and have set up operations in Sault Ste. Marie. They include:

Essar Steel Algoma
For the purchase price of nearly $2 billion, the Essar Group acquired Algoma Steel in 2007. Based in Mumbai, India, Essar is a global leader in a number of sectors, including steel, power, shipping and business process outsourcing.

Tenaris Algoma Tubes
Tenaris is a global manufacturer and supplier of seamless and welded steel pipe products and provider of pipe handling, stocking, and distribution services to the oil and gas, energy, and mechanical industries.

Heliene Canada
After opening a $6.5-million solar panel manufacturing plant, Heliene Canada now employs a workforce of 70. The company assembles roughly 90,000 high-efficiency, maximum-yield photovoltaic panels per year, enough to generate 20 megawatts of electricity and power about 8,000 homes.