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Global Group’s seat of power

At 71 years old, Saul Feldberg still works 12-hour days.

After all, running one of Vaughan’s largest employers, making sure American presidents and Russian parliamentarians are comfortably seated is not your typical nine-to-five sort of job.

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Auto parts maker cleans up

Martinrea International Inc., a Vaughan-based auto parts manufacturer, was recently announced as the sponsor of a public art exhibit, using 80 garbage and recycling bins to help beautify Toronto.

EcoMedia Direct Incorporated, which owns and operates the bins it calls “three-stream” SilverBox Public Space Recycling Street Art units, announced the partnership with Martinrea on Oct. 3.

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Arista finalist in building awards

Concord-based builder Arista Homes fell short of capturing a coveted industry prize last month, losing out to a rival builder from Mississauga.

Arista Homes was runner-up for the second year in the Tarion Awards of Excellence. It was a finalist in the Large Volume Builder category, along with Hayhoe Homes of St. Thomas, Tribute Communities of Toronto, Mountainview Homes of Thorold and Mattamy Homes of Mississauga.

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Top equipment firm coming here

Kidde Canada, the country’s leading supplier of fire safety equipment, is moving from its Markham headquarters to Vaughan in January, the company’s chief financial officer Robert Pizzola said last week.

The planned move follows the expiration of Kidde’s lease, which forced the company to examine its options.

Move over, gelato, ice cream’s in town

“Sorry about that,” Joan McCullough says as she picks up the phone again. “I’m making ice cream in the back and serving customers in the front.” She’s busy running her new ice cream parlour, Marble Slab Creamery, which opened on Sept. 12 at 31 Colossus Dr. in Woodbridge, a place not unfamiliar with ice cream.

Windmill breezes through first year

Standing like a candle on a cake, a precedent-setting Vaughan landmark celebrates its first birthday this week.

On Sept. 20, 2006, Maple Honda officially unveiled the 50-kilowatt windmill generator, the result of a partnership between local utility PowerStream, Honda Canada and Zanchin Automotive Group, owners of the dealership.