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Wednesday, September 7, 2011

#24 - A walk in Nova's neighborhood

We are frequently questioned about Nova’s physical locations.

How about a walk in our neighborhood?

We actually have two neighborhoods. One in the USA, and one in Canada. We are a manufacturing company, so our neighborhoods are not that glamorous. But our location in Canada does have some interesting history.

We are tenants in a historic industrial building erected in 1900. The complex formed one of the centers of Canada’s cotton textile industry and remains today as one of the most complete historic textile mill complexes in Canada. Originally, the mill produced cotton tarpaulins, tents, vehicle covers, and various fabric products used by the military in WWI and WWII. Later in the 1960’s the facility was re-equipped for lighter cotton manufacturing. Textile-related manufacturing eventually ceased on the site in 2001.

The complex currently houses mixed tenants with a focus on the creative arts. The TH&B Artist Collective, The Imperial Cotton Centre for the Arts, and several individual artists and photographers occupy much of the site. A few tech companies, including Nova, occupy other areas of the complex.

The site also functions as a movie set. Movies, TV shows, videos, and other productions are regularly filmed on the site. I am expecting my big break in the movies to happen any time now.

The picture below is of our area disguised as a tropical office building for a movie. Doesn’t look too convincing in these pictures, but I assume it worked well in the film. The picture below that is an alternate location which I would like to propose for our sales office.

So that’s a blog post about where the Canadian side of our family lives. In a future post, I will share some cool info about our USA location.

We’re Nova. We make gas analyzers for oxygen, carbon dioxide, methane, hydrogen, and other gases.
Give Mike or Dave at Nova a call, or send us an e-mail.
sales at nova-gas dot com
websales at nova-gas dot com

Here’s a link to a picture archive of some other cool historic industrial sites:

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