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September 28, 2018

CNL hosts industry vendors & local businesses at annual tradeshow

Canada’s national nuclear laboratory welcomes over 60 nuclear vendors from across Canada and 25 local organizations and businesses to annual Industry Day networking event

Chalk River, ON – September 28, 2018 – Canadian Nuclear Laboratories (CNL), Canada’s premier nuclear science and technology organization, is pleased to announce that it welcomed over 60 nuclear vendors from across Canada and 25 local organizations and businesses to the Chalk River Laboratories site yesterday to participate in its annual Industry Day networking event. Held in collaboration with the Organization of Canadian Nuclear Industries (OCNI) and local economic development groups, the annual fall tradeshow offers CNL employees the opportunity to interact with representatives from the Canadian nuclear supply chain, promoting industry engagement between CNL’s nuclear partners and local companies, organizations and Indigenous communities.

In addition to the tradeshow, which encourages economic development and collaboration in the Ottawa Valley region and more broadly across the Canadian industry, CNL representatives also conducted a series of presentations on its decommissioning, science and technology, and capital programs, as well as its procurement activities, and contractor management program. Overall, the event was well attended and once again served as an important forum to bring together a variety of leading technology vendors, local businesses and economic development professionals.

“From networking and partnership building, to knowledge sharing and collaboration, Industry Day gives CNL the opportunity to help shape the future of the nuclear sector in Canada, and to more firmly establish the role that nuclear science and technology will play in solving the technical challenges facing this country,” commented Mark Lesinski, CNL President and CEO. “Work through the supply chain is also integral to CNL’s ability to do business worldwide, and this event is a great way for the nuclear community to find ways to support one another and solicit input on all forms of nuclear products and services.”

“The Organization of Canadian Nuclear Industries is pleased to work closely with CNL in making today’s event a success by bringing OCNI member companies from across Ontario and Canada to link with local suppliers to support the revitalization of the Chalk River site, while creating jobs and economic development in the local communities,” commented OCNI President and CEO, Dr. Ron Oberth.

CNL’s Industry Day is part of a broader effort by the company to diversify its supply chain and cultivate better relationships with nuclear vendors and small and medium-sized enterprises, particularly organizations that are local to CNL’s Chalk River Laboratories site. Last year, CNL also launched a new vendor portal, which provides comprehensive information about upcoming industry events, scheduled procurement activities, recent awards, published framework agreements, and tips on how to do business with CNL. Together, CNL hopes these initiatives will help to establish higher standards in the procurement of goods and services, in a more timely and cost-effective manner, to support external supply chain vendor needs and to enable collaboration opportunities.

For more information about how to do business with CNL or to register as a potential supplier, please visit CNL’s vendor portal at

About CNL 

Canadian Nuclear Laboratories is a world leader in nuclear science and technology offering unique capabilities and solutions across a wide range of industries. Actively involved with industry-driven research and development in nuclear, transportation, clean technology, energy, defence, security and life sciences, we provide solutions to keep these sectors competitive internationally.

With ongoing investments in new facilities and a focused mandate, Canadian Nuclear Laboratories is well positioned for the future. A new performance standard reinforced with a strong safety culture underscores every activity.

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Patrick Quinn
Director, Corporate Communications
CNL, 1-866-886-232

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