Canadian General Tower adapted its product lines throughout history in order to survive and succeed. They came to environmental manufacturing very early, producing thermoplastic “cool roof” material as early as 1980.
The Waterloo Pump
University of Waterloo professors Alan Plumtree and Alfred Rudin developed a solution simple and versatile to help deliver clean water to villages in developing countries.
1970s & 1980s - Local Ideas Become Global Ideas
Waterloo Region emerged on the world stage in the 1970s. It was an era marked by global ideas.
1960s - An era of Optimism
This optimism and enthusiasm about the technology of the future is reflected in some of the ideas that came out of Waterloo Region at this time.