Becancour Silicon is a Canadian company in Bécancour, Quebec which produces silicon for photovoltaics. It is a subsidiary of Timminco Ltd. , which is based in Toronto and is majority-owned by AMG Advanced Metallurgical Group N.V. of the Netherlands.
Arthabaska Regional County Municipality is located in Central Quebec. The regional county municipality seat is Victoriaville. A report released in early 2006 by Maclean's magazine listed Arthabaska as the worst place in Canada for murder per capita but, by 2008, it had fallen to 21st place.
Rona Inc. is a Canadian distributor and retailer of hardware, home improvement and gardening products. Rona was founded in 1939. Rona operates a network of some 680 stores and is the leading distributor and retailer in its market with more than 27,000 employees. The Rona network represents over 15 million square metres and annual sales approaching $6.3 billion. The company holds an 11% share of its nationwide market. The corporate headquarters are located in Boucherville, Quebec.
L'Érable (Maple) is a Regional County Municipality in the Centre-du-Québec region of Quebec, Canada. Named for its maple trees, the region is rural in nature and is located 50km southwest of Quebec City. Created in 1982, its seat is in Plessisville.
Bombardier Recreational Products or BRP is a Canadian company (once part of Bombardier Inc. ) that traces its roots back to the year 1942 when Joseph-Armand Bombardier founded L'Auto-Neige Bombardier Limitée in Valcourt in the Eastern Townships, Quebec. In 2003, Bombardier Inc. sold its Recreational Products Division to a group of investors: Bain Capital (50%), Bombardier Family (35%) and Caisse de Dépôt & Placements du Québec (15%).
Centre-du-Québec (French for "Central Quebec") is a region of Quebec, Canada. The main centres are Drummondville, Victoriaville and Bécancour. It has a land area of 6,928.78 km² (2,675.22 sq mi) and a 2006 census population of 224,200 inhabitants.
Unibroue is a brewery located in Chambly, Quebec, Canada that was started by Quebec native André Dion and Serge Racine. They saw great potential in the craft-beer market, but they were faced with a challenge. In 1990, it was very difficult to obtain a brewer's permit in Quebec. In order to bypass this, Dion and Racine acquired 75 % of La Brasserie Massawippi Inc. in Lennoxville, a company that was in financial difficulty at the time, and distributed their products.
Douglas Brian "Pete" Peterson (born June 26, 1935, Omaha, Nebraska) was a U.S. Air Force pilot who spent over six years (September 10, 1966 – March 4, 1973) as a prisoner of the North Vietnamese Army after his plane was shot down during the Vietnam War. He returned to Hanoi in 1997 as the first United States Ambassador to Vietnam, with the goal of securing an account of those still listed as missing in action from the war and so helping to resolve the Vietnam War POW/MIA issue.
Shaft, Inc. is a Japanese animation studio founded on September 1, 1975 by Hiroshi Wakao. They are best known for their unique use of gags and references notably in Pani Poni Dash!, Maria Holic, Sayonara Zetsubō Sensei and Bakemonogatari series.