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German Successes in Canada

  German workmanship and German know-how are still highly valued commodities in this world. There are many examples; the most obvious are the many German engineered automobiles. But here are other companies, with less glamorous products, which have found their way into our homes.

Grohe is a familiar name in Germany and Europe. In Canada this brand name is also gaining momentum, but perhaps more known as Tempress LTD.

Recently a new stainless steel manufacturing facility was added to the Mississauga plant, which has grown in leaps over the last 15 years. Grohe’s investment has been in excess of 9 million dollars over the last 5 years and the company now employs a workforce of 100 people.

Stainless steal is all the rave as any designer of kitchens and bathrooms will tell you and therefore it is no wonder that Grohe would move to capture this market.

The Grohe expansionIn an open house celebration, catered by Delicatessen Lein, the leading personnel of Grohe Water Technology AG & CO. KG. from various parts of the world came to open this new Canadian extension program. Afterwards they moved on to Boston for a world conference of their facilities, located all over the planet. The success of the company lies in its utilization of existing technologies that specialize in providing the best of raw materials and know-how and incorporating them into their program, thus expanding the assets of the company in an otherwise stable but stagnant market in Europe.

Gateway to Muskoka

In the best of European tradition the Inn at Christie’s Mill in Port Severn also expanded their popular venue. The spaA brand new wing with 12 new European décor suites, all decorated differently, the amazing Avalon Spa with up to the minute technology and aestheticians, a new lakeside restaurant called Twigs, with a chef who cooked in the Whitehouse, as well as convention facilities for corporate affairs of an intimate nature, all add to the charming Count von Goertz and Sybille Forster-Rentmeistersetting of this inn, run by Bill Sullivan, General Manager. Heinz Bast was the soul and spirit of this extensive million-dollar expansion and Count von Goertz, an inventor by trade, became the investor in this venture.

Living vine, stone & fountain

Mobile vine


Walking stoneage?

An unlikely pair, DiVine and Rockman

Count von Goertz with the living sculptures

A living sculpture


Classical music in the lobbyAbout 150 guests enjoyed an extraordinary reception with classical entertainment in the lobby, exquisite food and other entertainment like a walking stone man, a living fountain and a moving grape vine, referred to as living garden performers, an absolutely charming idea.

The receiption

Count von Goertz welcomes the guestsThe major players





In conversationGuests from abroad





Surrounded by tranquilityThere is no doubt that this facility is going to be a smash hit! What one would not give to be a pampered guest there!

Call 1-800-465-9966 or go to www.christiesmill.com for more information.


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