Cooperative Exchange of Business Benchmarks

Niagra Falls, Ontario, March 30, 2017 – In mid-2015, Wally Bamford, Chairman of HARPER INTERNATIONAL and founding partner of CAN-ENG and William R. Jones, CEO of the Solar Atmospheres group of companies, discussed the possibility of a cooperative exchange of “business benchmarks” for Can-Eng, Harper International, and Solar Manufacturing, Inc.

The purpose of our business data exchange is to review operating parameters such as cost of materials, engineering and manufacturing labor rates, sales, marketing, R&D, and other cost centers. Since each of our companies is in the furnace manufacturing business, yet are not competitors, an exchange of information could be important in improving our operations and identifying our efficiency. Our recent meeting took place in Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada.