James Ross Ltd. Celebrates 60 Years in Business

Left to right: Mark Bartlemuss, Michael Mortsch, Eric Weitgasser, Andreas Sturb

James Ross Ltd., located in Tincap just north of Brockville Ontario, recently celebrated its 60-year anniversary. The company was founded by Mr. James A. Ross in 1959 in Lachine, Quebec and began designing and manufacturing machinery and components for the growing pulp & paper industry in eastern Canada. With a move to new headquarters in Brockville in 1972, James Ross was now positioned to take advantage of the opportunities presented in the heart of Canada’s manufacturing sector.

The official celebration took place at the company headquarters with current and previous employees, as well as local suppliers and partners invited for the festivities. Local MP Michael Barrett, MPP Steve Clark, and Elizabethtown Mayor Brant Burrow were on hand to present James Ross managers with a certificate recognizing their 60 years as a local employer and member of the business community.

They, as well as the approximately 200 in attendance, enjoyed a generous BBQ lunch with seating inside the JRL facility.

Tours of the building were running all day, with a demonstration of our laser cutting abilities taking place in the afternoon. Capping of the celebrations were award presentations from the dignitaries in attendance, and speeches from the two previous General Managers, as well as the current General Manager, Michael Mortsch.

The event was also attended by representatives of the IBS Paper Performance Group, the parent company of James Ross Ltd since 2000. Mark Bartelmuss, son of IBS owner Klaus Bartelmuss, was there to represent IBS, along with Technical Director Eric Weitgasser. Mark presented the vision for the group of IBS Multinational Companies of which JRL is a part. The plans are for growth, with healthy investment in the James Ross location paving the way for a bright future in the Brockville region.

For more information on James Ross Ltd., please visit their website at www.jamesross.ca

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