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Entrepreneur of the Year: Felix Lopes Jr., owner and president at Lopes Group of Companies

Since taking over Lopes Group of Companies nearly two decades ago, Felix Lopes Jr. has grown the steel fabrication company exponentially. In 2020, Lopes launched Salto Heat Treating, which increases the longevity of steel products.
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Felix Lopes Jr., president at Lopes Group of Companies in Sudbury, has received the Entrepreneur of the Year Award.

Since taking over Lopes Group of Companies nearly two decades ago, Felix Lopes has grown the steel fabrication company exponentially. In 2020, Lopes launched Salto Heat Treating, which increases the longevity of steel products, and he continues to expand his holdings at the Coniston Industrial Park, employing up to 200 people across divisions. Lopes is also an active and enthusiastic member of the local community, contributing to projects that help enhance the quality of living for residents. Over the years, that’s included funding and in-kind support for a skateboard park, a children’s splash pad, a greenhouse that helps cultivate crops for the local food bank, and a series of bridges in the city’s Rotary Park. The company regularly welcomes co-op students and apprentices training in the skilled trades, many of whom have gone on to become full-time employees, and Lopes has additionally set up scholarships designed to assist students pursuing their postsecondary education in Northern Ontario.


This award is sponsored by Twiggs Coffee Roasters

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