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Custom-Built FusionCast Recognition Plaque

May 25, 2018 Custom-Built FusionCast Recognition Plaque

This May, FusionCast is excited to celebrate the business and philanthropic legacy of George A. Cohen with a custom-built FusionCast Recognition Plaque.

Cohen brought the first McDonald’s to Canada in 1967 while the franchise was still in its formative years. He is known for preserving a “solely Canadian” approach to business, from the custom menus to the fostering of Canadian jobs to the founding of the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Canada.

“My thought process was always: we’re a separate country; we’re not part of the United States, let’s build McDonald’s in Canada, as a Canadian company! Let’s get Canadian suppliers and hire Canadian people.”

For such a massive impact on Canadian living, it’s fitting to celebrate Cohen’s achievements with lasting impressions in metal. Like all of our custom-built Award and Recognition Plaques, Cohen’s is Canadian-made, more economical than traditional casting methods and very eco-friendly.

We believe celebrating those who have contributed so much to their neighbors should not involve wasting resources. Our patented cold-casting technique saves on energy and pollution and we recycle our molds, which eliminates 95% of the waste.

Click HERE to get to order your custom-built plaque today!

Silvercreek Park Rejuvenation Project

Mar 04, 2018 Silvercreek Park Rejuvenation Project

Toronto – The Silvercreek Park Rejuvenation is just one of many projects FusionCast has been privileged and proud to be involved in with our local community. We are thrilled to be able to put the finishing touch on an outstanding project that helped perform a ‘facelift’ on a local park in Toronto to give a place for the children of the community to enjoy

Walgreens Architectural Detail

Mar 04, 2018 Walgreens Architectural Detail

Atlanta – There is a reason why ‘Versatility’ is one of the 5 pillars of FusionCast technology – and this job we did for a Walgreens on the iconic Peachtree intersection in Atlanta is a perfect example of this. We created a custom cast, multi-leveled decorative trim for our client. More cost effective than full metal, and certainly more durable than wood or plastic. FusionCast stepped it up both creatively and technically to deliver an out of the box solution!

Notre Dame Custom Plaque

Mar 04, 2018 Notre Dame Custom Plaque

Notre Dame – We don’t shy away from being unique, in fact, we encourage it! This plaque project was no exception, and perfect timing with College Football season just around the corner. The royal blue finish and custom textured leatherette background are truly unique on this Notre Dame football recognition plaque – just one of many reasons why FusionCast is your first call for your next signage initiative!

Germania Mutual Insurance Corporate Signage

Mar 04, 2018 Germania Mutual Insurance Corporate Signage

Ayton – #TBT to a very unique project we did for Germania Mutual Insurance. What made this project so unique? If you look closely, you will see a custom brick background texture and a one-of-a-kind pewter hand-rub. For any of your unique signage needs, we have you covered – see what we can do for you today!

YMCA Toronto: Project of the Month

Mar 02, 2018 YMCA Toronto: Project of the Month

Toronto – Congratulations to Signarama Toronto on winning the FusionCast #ProjectOfTheMonth for April 2016! It was certainly a pleasure to work with their team, and a privilege to be a part of this great sign project for the YWCA Toronto. See how FusionCast can make a big impact on your next project today!

Go Big or Go Home?

Mar 02, 2018 Go Big or Go Home?

Los Angeles – The phrase “the bigger the better” doesn’t always apply. Often times it is the subtle, niche pieces that make the biggest impact – just like this unique ‘puppy’ themed mailbox plaque we did for a customer in Los Angeles! Even small projects mean a lot to us! So give us a call with your next sign or plaque idea.

That’s Some Curb Appeal!

Mar 02, 2018 That’s Some Curb Appeal!

Undisclosed Location – This customer certainly did go BIG with his address sign! You know you’ve arrived when you’re greeted by a boulder and equally impactful sign. When needed, FusionCast can work in large scale and deliver big, very big. So if your home or cottage needs to make a bold statement, give us a call.

Historic Occasion for the University of Illinois

Mar 02, 2018 Historic Occasion for the University of Illinois

Urbana–Champaign – A stunningly unique colonial mounted sign for the University of Illinois is sure to turn some heads on the campus! The custom leatherette texturing and the finite photo relief image seen here is just scratching the surface of what we can accomplish, contact us today and challenge us with your next project!

Fusioncast Goes Green(er)

Mar 02, 2018

FusionCast is proud to announce that all of our bronze plaques and signs are manufactured using up to 100% reclaimed metal. Not only does reclaimed metal consume less energy than the traditional process of mining and smelting raw materials, but our cold casting process does not create any harmful emissions. We also recycle 95% of our mold material, demonstrating dedication to our green story from the beginning to the end of the manufacturing process.

FusionCast’s continues to strive to produce the highest quality, engineered metal cast products, in the most environmentally friendly and cost effective way possible.

Our patented process blends ionized metal with an HDU (high density urethane) backing to create long lasting and affordable signage that is well suited for a variety of applications.

About FusionCast Inc.
FusionCast Inc. is a privately held corporation that is based in Cambridge, ON, Canada. They manufacture Cold Cast Plaques, Signs, and Dimensional Letters for the Architecture, Memorial and Golf Business’.  Already a market leader in the Golf Segment, FusionCast is now positioned to be a serious player in the North American Architecture and Memorial Plaque and Sign Segments.

Contact
To learn more about FusionCast and their capabilities, contact their Head Office at 1-877-858-0558, you can also visit their website at www.fusioncast.com to learn more about how their diverse product offerings can serve your needs.

FusionCast Inc. Manufacturers of high end, custom, metal signage release sustainability report – PRESS RELEASE

Prescott Heritage Committee Hosts Unveiling and Dedication of Historic Plaque at Sandy Hill Cemetery Saturday

Mar 02, 2018 Prescott Heritage Committee Hosts Unveiling and Dedication of Historic Plaque at Sandy Hill Cemetery Saturday

Suzanne Dodge, Chair of the Prescott Heritage Committee poses with Gerry Brown next to a commorative plaque dedicated to Sandy Hill Cemetery and it’s connection to Prescott’s local history.  Photos by James Edwards.

Prescott – Prescott Heritage Committee Chair Suzanne Dodge began by welcoming the group that had assembled on a chilly morning for the unveiling and dedication of a historic plaque commemorating the history of the Sandy Hill Cemetery before turning the festivities over to Fraser Laschinger, Chair of the Sandy Hill Cemetery Board who shared the background of this important piece of Prescott heritage.

The Committee has embarked on a program of placing plaques on historic properties in Prescott in an effort to raise the consciousness of our shared heritage.  A small plaque has been placed on Prescott’s first designated property – The Forwarders’ Museum.

Fashioned by FusionCast, this one-of-a-kind bronze plaque, features the township logo in color.  The plaque has been placed near the entrance gate to Sandy Hill Cemetery located at 975 Edward Street in Prescott, sharing the Cemetery’s place in local history for all who pass.

Source: www.easternontarionetwork.com

Fusioncast Inc. Patent Issued – Revolutionary Process

Mar 02, 2018

OAKVILLE, CANADA FusionCast Inc. has been granted a USA Patent for their revolutionary and proprietary cold casting process. FusionCasts’ Cold Casting Process is a new and environmentally friendly method to manufacture beautiful, long lasting, high quality plaques and signs.

FusionCast Inc.’s Cold Casting Process fuses, at the molecular level, ionized metal with high density urethane. The finished plaques and signs are over 50% lighter than traditional cast plaques. They are easier to mount, less expensive to ship and offer a better value than traditional cast plaques.

About FusionCast Inc.
FusionCast Inc. is a privately held corporation that is based in Oakville, ON, Canada. They manufacture Cold Cast Plaques and Signs for the Architecture, Memorial and Golf Business’. Already a market leader in the Golf Segment, FusionCast is now positioned to be a serious player in the North American Architecture and Memorial Plaque and Sign Segments.

Fusioncast Inc. Patent Issued – Revolutionary Process

Mar 02, 2018

OAKVILLE, CANADA FusionCast Inc. has been granted a USA Patent for their revolutionary and proprietary cold casting process. FusionCasts’ Cold Casting Process is a new and environmentally friendly method to manufacture beautiful, long lasting, high quality plaques and signs.

FusionCast Inc.’s Cold Casting Process fuses, at the molecular level, ionized metal with high density urethane. The finished plaques and signs are over 50% lighter than traditional cast plaques. They are easier to mount, less expensive to ship and offer a better value than traditional cast plaques.

About FusionCast Inc.
FusionCast Inc. is a privately held corporation that is based in Oakville, ON, Canada. They manufacture Cold Cast Plaques and Signs for the Architecture, Memorial and Golf Business’. Already a market leader in the Golf Segment, FusionCast is now positioned to be a serious player in the North American Architecture and Memorial Plaque and Sign Segments.

This unique golf partnership a ‘sign’ of times

Mar 02, 2018

Appearing in Mississauga Business Times

 

The business world gets noisier by the day. The influx of new products, new technology, new marketing strategies, and social media, makes it near impossible for a new company to make itself heard – even if the company has a fantastic product to offer.

That was the dilemma facing FusionCast, a premium sign making company located on the Mississauga-Oakville border.

The firm’s technology was unique, even a game-changer in the golf industry. By making signs with the look and feel of metal, but a whole lot cheaper, with more flexibility for the customer, it looked to have a bright future.

But it’s hard to make yourself heard in a tradition-bound industry.

FusionCast owner Randy Pilon realized rather quickly that he needed to install a business plan that had both breadth, and an ability to push his product into the huge U.S. market. He couldn’t afford to hire a large sales team, so he began to look for alternatives. He needed a partner that was already making big noise in the golf industry. He didn’t have to look too far. Mississauga’s Golf Supply House (GSH) is a Company on the ascendency, supplying the industry with everything from bag tags to pencils, netting to umbrellas, and range ball baskets and bags, etc. etc.

It’s literally located just up the road from FusionCast and led by Paul Cheerie, a ormer executive with companies like General Mills.

Cheerie was the dynamo that turned this moribund supplier into an industry powerhouse during the depths of the recent recession. With offices in Calgary and headquarters in Mississauga, Was Cheerie like Alexander the Great once the latter had finally conquered what was then the known world. With no new worlds to conquer, Alexander sat down and sulked. Not Cheerie. He got busy and bought Eagle One, another moribund golf supply house that sold the same kind of goods across the United States. Located in southern California, its facility, its business plan, and its sales force were tired and in need of an infusion of energy.

Cheerie supplied it in heaping helpings. Both GSH and Eagle One have gained a virtual lock on the golf industry supply business in Canada and the U.S. With a large and talented team of sales reps already established across Canada and the U.S., Cheerie was on the lookout for other unique golf products his team could push here and down there.

The Cheerie-Pilon partnership was struck. Although it has yet to reap big rewards for FusionCast, both Pilon and Cheerie are bullish about the possibilities.

Last month I had the opportunity to chat with Cheerie at the FusionCast offices. He was, of course, on his way to catching a flight west to help continue the momentum he has created for his golf supply business.

Eagle One manufactures key product segments including recycled plastic golf course furnishings, golf course signage and golf flags. The company employs 107 people at its 49,000 square foot manufacturing facility, and has, like players in the golf industry in the U.S., fallen on hard times.

It’s become what Cheerie calls a “dusty” business.

He felt the same way about GSH before its turnaround. He’s eloquent in his praise for FusionCast’s technology, and says it can be applied to a number of non-golf markets as well.

The fact Pilon has entrusted him to plump up the sales in Canada and the U.S., means Cheerie can add even more game-changing products to his already impressive list. While Cheerie burns up the airspace between Mississauga and California, I had a chance to talk exclusively with Pilon about FusionCast’s product, and its future prospects. In a Q&A session, the Business Times asked the Mississauga resident, graduate of Sheridan College’s business program, and CEO of Virox Technologies, a leading edge cleaning supply firm that engineers revolutionary disinfectants for the war against microbes, when and how his partnership with GSH came about?

A: In the fall of 2012, FusionCast was not one full year into its new facility and the production process was perfected to a point where we were moving to the second stage of what was now a 3-year-old journey. That second s t a g e contemplated forming alliances in the three core markets we identified in our business plan – golf, architectural and memorial. We had a competency in golf that was known in Canada and evolving. As such, there was a loose or informal relationship with NNG (Nearly New Golf, the name of the company prior to the acquisition trail that led to what is today Golf Supply House). I decided that I would step up personally to lead the company into this critical phase until we could find a leader that could execute the plan we envisioned. We found that leader in February 2013 in new GM, Randy Shermet. This is how and why I met Paul Cheerie and Dan Harrison. It was at their office, at my request, and after several hours, intuitively I knew these guys were driven, going somewhere and I wanted our company to be part of that.

Q: Working smarter, being more strategic (not sending hundreds of sales reps to fan out in search of business) seems to be the mantra you both have encouraged over the years. Explain why you think this cross-pollination or convergence works in what you’re trying to accomplish?
A: The lifeblood of any company, whether you make your own products or distribute for others, is innovations. Clients want what is new, and sales representatives need something new. The key is to distinguish between novel and inventive, like the iPhone phenomena and improvements to existing and accepted products that can give you that edge. Most important is to stick to what you know and what customers will understand. People embraced the new McDonald’s coffee and deli lunch sandwiches as evidenced by their soaring profits, but many years ago they attempted late night pizza and lost a billion dollars and a lot of respect! Even the best companies lose when they don’t stick to what they know. FusionCast assembled a team of polymer experts and process experts to take a good idea that was 10 years in the making and turn it into a brilliant marketable idea within three years. Now we needed to get it to market. An alliance with an established and respected golf industry company like GSH would give instant credibility to FusionCast and give their network of reps and customers that “something new” to talk about edge. This proven model is one I employed in the 1998 business plan for my other company, Virox Technologies. It is Open Innovation (sharing of concepts and combining efforts on technology improvements and market strategies) based and has been tremendously success

Q: Both of you have talked about the ‘silo mentality’ prevalent in the business world, especially golf. How does your working model set a new standard for the golf sector?
A: I suppose this is better commented on by Paul but this is my take. I think that typical business mentality is to define your market based on your competency and that tends to lead to the obvious. When you focus on the obvious, you can certainly expect a lot of competition there. I tend to believe that you need to expand your thinking to the layers that are not obvious. For example, at Virox, the initial inventor developed a peroxide based, environmentally favourable surface disinfectant. The obvious thing to do is to bottle it and start selling it to disinfect surfaces. The unobvious thing to do was take a step back, and consider this invention as a “peroxide technology platform that could destroy pathogens”, now we have over 7 global patents and 6 pending with 17 formulations that disinfect surfaces, devices, equipment, and hands! So focus on the unobvious.

Q: Both you and Paul Cheerie have talked about the spinoff business that can be derived from your partnership. Can you give me a couple of examples?
A: Clearly FusionCast has applications beyond the golf course. As   representatives get familiar with the technology and our design and output capabilities, the leveraging of adjacencies (simply stated, getting business that is readily accessible and related to the core) presents tremendous growth opportunity for everyone in the value chain. The GSH reps are already at the golf course, why not sell upgraded signage for the clubhouse, way finding systems like parking etc? Also, for public courses, those relationships with government can create opportunities beyond the course. Again, the unobvious can be very profitable.

Q: You’ve talked about bringing ‘energy’ to new business ventures, blowing off the dust of moribund businesses.
A: FusionCast, [under old management] had failed, this is why we came to the table as savvy investors and company builders. We took a half-baked yet innovative concept and made it reality with the right balance of financial and human resources deployed.

Q: Where do you want this partnership to go?

A: I believe that once you find the right partner, and we believe we have, you need to work at it much like any relationship that evolves. The real beauty of this particular one, unlike many of our global Virox alliances who are public companies like Bayer or Steris, we are the owners of our respective companies. We make the   decisions; the players won’t change from year to year as they so often do in corporate. FusionCast is committed to making this North American alliance with GSH its leading business unit showcasing our technology capabilities on some of the most beautiful landscapes ever – golf courses.

FusionCast Grand Opening

Mar 02, 2018

Appearing in Snap Oakville

We are a manufacturer of high end golf course and architectural signage using a new revolutionary cold casting processes. We are relocating to Oakville, Ontario after 6 years in Mississauga. We are excited about our new start in our new Town and happy to be a part of the Oakville Community.

Our revolutionary, proprietary and Patented cold casting process fuses, at the molecular level, ionized metal with high density urethane creating a unique and highly adaptable end product. With this unique FusionCast product we produce prestigious, high perceived value signage, memorialisation, and plaques indistinguishable from those made by traditional casting methods. Our process positions the metal to the front of the product where it will be seen while creating a foundation that does not compromise strength, durability or prestige. The Fusioncast product is completely customizable and our design capabilities are limited only by the imagination.

The Fusioncast process is completely vertical, in that we own and control all facets of the process from client inquiry through to delivery of the finished product, including ideation, graphic design, mold making, mold cutting, casting and curing, and painting and finishing. Our entire process supports environmental sustainability in that we do not create or emit pollutants, we use environmentally friendly raw materials, including paints and our mold making system is ninety percent reusable. FusionCast is green.

FusionCast- The leader in composite metal casting technology.

Open House for FusionCast

Mar 02, 2018

Appearing in Snap Oakville

Our company is called FusionCast and we manufacture high end golf course and architectural signage using a new cold casting technology which we have a patent on. It is a composite metal technology that is environmentally friendly and has many of the advantages that traditional metals have but cost less and not as harmful to the environment.

Our Grand Opening is for our partners, customers, suppliers and neighbours to get aquainted with our team and also take a guided tour of our new state of the art production facility. Please join us for a toast, some hor d’oeuvres or just drop by fora quick cup of coffee.

We would like you to help us celebrate our fresh new start in the Town of Oakville.