Cumberland County has a long industrial history that has seen everything from rail cars to airplanes being manufactured here at one time or another. That history continues to this day and our varied manufacturing firms remain competitive while their employees enjoy an excellent quality of life. You need look no further than IMP Aerospace Components in Amherst which has proven to be a competitive and reliable supplier to the global aerospace and defence industries for decades. It complements a diversity of Nova Scotia aerospace firms.
LED Roadway Lighting in the Amherst Industrial Park is at the forefront of designing and manufacturing light-emitting-diode (LED) based street and roadway lighting fixtures to replace conventional roadway lighting systems. The company's light-emitting diode lights have grown in popularity for many reasons, including low power consumption, a long lifespan, and the fact that they promote environmental sustainability.
PolyCello in Amherst is a flexographic printer and has been an industry leader in flexible packaging solutions for over 50 years. This family owned company has been named one of Canada’s 50 best managed companies for the 4th straight year.
Surrette Battery Co. Ltd. of Springhill diversified its business opportunities by expanding into the renewable energy market and providing batteries that can store solar, wind and hydro power. The company has gone green in other ways by recycling its lead and using mine water Geothermal energy to heat and air condition its plant.