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Community Builders Awards: Prodomax Automation receives award for community impact in Barrie

Prodomax recognized with Economic Development Award for its contributions to local economy and commitment to fostering diversity in STEM

Since its inception in 1971, Prodomax has played a pivotal role in establishing Barrie as a hub for automation and manufacturing excellence.

With a rich legacy of providing top-quality products, trusted by renowned companies like Chrysler, Ford, GM, Mercedes, BMW and Volkswagen, Prodomax continues to shape the future of the automotive industry.

In 2017, Prodomax took a leap forward by expanding its operations, nearly doubling its plant space.

This strategic move not only positioned the company at the forefront of the next wave of automotive innovation but also created significant opportunities for the local community.

Today, Prodomax operates two cutting-edge manufacturing facilities in Barrie, employing a dedicated workforce of over 200 individuals.

Prodomax recognizes the importance of fostering the next generation of talent in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).

To support this, the company has established partnerships with local schools and colleges, offering students invaluable co-op placements, scholarships and other opportunities, bridging the gap between education and industry.

Along with providing education opportunities, Prodomax is deeply committed to promoting diversity and inclusion in STEM fields.

The company actively works toward increasing the representation of women in the industry, encouraging young women to explore and pursue careers in STEM.

By organizing awareness programs and mentorship initiatives, Prodomax strives to create an environment where everyone, regardless of gender, can excel.

Prodomax's impact extends beyond the manufacturing sector. The company firmly believes in giving back to the community which has supported its growth over the years.

Prodomax sponsors local sports teams, contributes to children's charities and actively participates in STEM programs. Additionally, the company sponsors robotics competitions, empowering aspiring engineers and innovators to showcase their talents. 

Prodomax also actively encourages its employees to engage in charitable activities. The company offers to match employee donations to various organizations, including Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre, Hospice Simcoe, SickKids, Canadian Blood Services and more.

By fostering a culture of philanthropy and social responsibility, Prodomax empowers its workforce to make a meaningful difference in the lives of others.

Prodomax is the recipient of this year’s Economic Development Award for its significant contribution to the prosperity of Barrie.

Not only does the company provide fulfilling careers, but it demonstrates a true commitment to enriching the lives of its employees, supporting the future of STEM and giving back to the community that has been instrumental in its journey of growth and prosperity.

The Economic Development Award is presented to an individual or organization that has had an important impact on the economic well-being of our community.

Congratulations to the team at Prodomax!

This award is proudly sponsored by The Peggy Hill Team.

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