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Eclipse Automation Inc.
www.eclipseautomation.com / HQ: Cambridge, Ontario / Steve Mai, president: "What we're selling is the
ability to develop these products through our realization platform to get customers what they need."

International

eclipse automation is
growing as a result of
investing in equipment,
technology and employees.

Client-Focused

eclipse automation is a leading supplier of custom
equipment for diverse industries. by stephanie crets
Eclipse Automation designs and
manufactures custom turnkey automation solutions and equipment in
industries spanning energy, health
sciences, transportation, mining,
consumer, industrial and electronics. The company works closely with
every customer to explore the most
efficient solutions and identify opportunities for improvement to achieve
sustainable, long-term benefits for
their projects.
From design and engineering to
manufacturing and testing, Eclipse
Automation does it all in-house. "We
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have a vertically integrated model,"
President Steve Mai says. "We take
control over every aspect of product
realization in developing custom automation solutions. The flexibility we
provide in our project realization and
approach is an essential part of our
business operations."
Mai and his business partners, Todd
Ronald and Richard Bula, combined
their expertise in automation, manufacturing and software development
to found Eclipse Automation in 2000.
With the company's rapid expansion,
Erik Woerner became a partner in

2007, helping to lead Eclipse's growing operations. Eclipse Automation
acquired JR Fabrication in 2007, and
then Forefront Automation in 2011,
which allowed the company to establish an even broader customer base
and double the company's overall size.
"We've been an actively growing
company for many years," Mai says.
"We're planning on future expansions within all of our divisions and a
projected 50 percent growth over the
next five years."
Some of that growth includes investing in its employees, equipment
and technology, while also expanding
its operations outside of Canada into
the United States. In 2014, the company opened facilities in Charlotte,
N.C., and Fremont, Calif., to offer customers more flexibility and efficient
services. "We need to be ready to scale


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