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Hi, I am Edward Henderson, plant manager at Continental’s Industrial Fluid Solutions site in Granby, Canada. The site is already more than 40 years old and covers a 28 ha plot. We produce rubber hoses for conveying solid, liquid and gaseous materials for various industrial applications. The diameters of the hoses range from 1 to almost 50 cm, and the longest hoses are no less than 122 m.

Around 230 people are employed here. That’s why we pay a lot of attention to workforce cohesion at our site. Respect, integrity, cooperation, commitment and creativity are the cornerstones of our relationships. Our associate-inclusive management style and our communication enable everyone to contribute to the further development of the company. We know that our success is attributable to the efforts and commitment of each and every one of our associates. We therefore set great store by a climate which promotes interaction and enables our associates to develop the feeling of being part of a team and actively contributing to our ongoing improvement processes.

That includes joint activities outside the workplace for our associates and their families. There is even a dedicated committee for this, which organizes, for example, zoo and theater visits, joint dinners and parties for more than 200 people.

The town of Granby is a dynamic and growing community, which offers a pleasant environment in which to live and a good infrastructure. Nature lovers, in particular, are very well catered for here. In summer, they have the choice of a dozen high-quality golf courses, water parks, mountain-biking trails and the biggest cycle route in North America. The zoo attracts almost 516,000 visitors every year. Bromont Mountain near the town is a winter attraction, offering the largest ski area in North America at 450 hectares and 143 hiking trails to outdoor activities. 

Finja Ostermann-Emden

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