Who’s doing deals in Ottawa?

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Thermal Energy International, MHPM Project Leaders and SMART Technologies are among the local companies announcing new agreements.

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Ottawa-based Thermal Energy International Inc. (TSX-V: TMG) is trumpeting progress from making “strong inroads into the tire manufacturing industry in India.” The company says it has received orders worth $159,000 for its steam trap product from Indian tire manufacturers over the past nine months. “We have now had multiple orders through a local distributor in the Indian tire manufacturing market,” William Crossland, CEO of Thermal Energy, said in a press release. “Our traps are the low hanging fruit for tire manufacturers in India and around the world looking to improve their steam operations, thereby realizing significant energy savings and reducing their greenhouse gas emissions.”

MHPM Project Leaders, a project management firm based in Ottawa, has formed a partnership with Driver Group plc., a British engineering and construction consulting company with operations worldwide. “This relationship will permit MHPM’s offices across Canada to provide our clients with immediate access to Driver’s world-class capabilities in the areas of claims and dispute resolution,” said Franklin Holtforster, president and CEO of MHPM, in a press release.

SMART Technologies Inc. (TSX: SMA), a Calgary-based company with a presence in Kanata, has signed a distribution deal with New York’s Westcon Group. The deal will see Westcon act as a world-wide value-added distributor for SMART’s enterprise solutions, particularly communications tools for meeting rooms. The company says the deal will “simplify the delivery of SMART’s business products for channel partners with customers in multiple countries.”

A group of companies that are pursuing a contract to provide and maintain a new search and rescue plane for the Royal Canadian Air Force has added a new partner. Kelowna Flightcraft has joined the group, Ottawa-based Team Spartan, and would provide maintenance and support to the planes if the team wins the contract. Also on Team Spartan are Alenia Aermacchi and DRS Technologies Canada, two subsidiaries of Italian company Finmeccanica, along with General Dynamics Canada. The group is promoting the Italian-developed C-27J Spartan aircraft. A draft request for proposals in the multi-billion-dollar project was issued in August, with a final RFP expected later this spring.

Organizations: TSX, Thermal Energy International Inc., Driver Group SMART Technologies Inc. Westcon Group Canadian Air Force Kelowna Flightcraft Team Spartan DRS Technologies Canada General Dynamics Canada

Geographic location: Ottawa, India, Canada Kanata New York

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