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TECTA-PDS Named Finalist in Ontario Export Awards

Doug Wilton (left) and Tim Adams of TECTA-PDS. Credit: Nick Spector/WaterTAP

The Ontario Export Awards recently announced its 2017 finalists, and among them is TECTA-PDS. Nominated in the Clean Technology category, the Kingston-based company is known for developing the world’s first, fully automated drinking water microbiological monitoring system with the capabilities and sensitivity for full compliance approvals. Winners of the awards will be announced on November 21 at the International Centre in Toronto.

Categories include Consumer Products & Technology, Emerging Exporter, and Food, Beverage, & Agriculture, among many others. The overall Exporter of the Year winner will be selected from this group of finalists. The Exporting Leadership Award and Global Reach Award will also be presented.

“It means a great deal to us to be recognized with this nomination,” says CEO Doug Wilton. “We have worked hard to grow our company and to build an international client base for our unique technology. This is a real vote of confidence that we’re on the right track.”

“We’re proud of how much we have been able to expand internationally in the last year alone,” agrees EVP Tim Adams. “It’s been exciting seeing our clients using the technology for everything from testing water quality at public beaches, to managing sewage overflow. It’s gratifying to know that we are helping people solve real problems.”

TECTA-PDS makes the world’s first fully automated, EPA-approved E. coli and total coliform detection system, making it faster, easier and less expensive to do on-site water testing for E. coli bacteria. TECTA-PDS technology is currently being used in more than 25 countries around the world. Researchers in the Florida Keys recently used TECTA-PDS technology to test water quality after Hurricane Irma. The Kingston-based company regained its independence as an entirely Canadian-owned company earlier this year.

The Ontario Export Awards are a division of the Canada Export Awards. The Ontario Export Awards may be considered the province’s most prestigious awards paying tribute to the innovative approaches and contributions of Ontario export companies, and the individuals who create those success stories. These awards recognize the successes of the province’s various export companies, as well as their innovative approaches to doing business. They also celebrate the economic contributions exporters make to the provincial and national economies.

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