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TBT Engineering awarded Exceptional Large Business at Chamber event!

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TBT Engineering was awarded the Business Excellence Award (Large) at the annual Thunder Bay Chamber of Commerce Gala held on Saturday April 14. This was due largely in part to the amazing group of TBTE employees we have working to make a difference in our communities.  In appreciation of all their efforts, TBT held a little celebration for our staff yesterday afternoon with treats from Nucci’s Bake A Deli.  Thanks again for this award which recognizes all of the hard work and dedication they put in.

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TBT Engineering CEO, Liana Frenette, Honoured With Alumni Award from L.U.

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On Saturday, October 1, Lakehead University held its 2nd annual Homecoming Celebration, inviting many past alumni and their families from across the country to join in the weekend-long festivities.

That evening, the Alumni Association hosted its Alumni Award reception to a sold out crowd in the Faculty Lounge.

Among this year’s award recipients was TBT Engineering’s own CEO and Local entrepreneur Liana Frenette (Photo: Center front row) who was recognized for her exceptional achievements with an Alumni Honour Award.

The Staff and Management of TBTE would like to congratulate all of this year’s nominees and winners for the great work they do to in and around our community!

To view a full photo gallery of the Awards Reception, please visit the Alumni website at:

Liana Frenette, CEO of TBT Engineering & Ozaanaman Engineering recognized as one of Canada’s Top 100 Most Influential Female Entrepreneurs!

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PROFIT and Chatelaine recently ranked Liana Frenette, CEO of Thunder Bay’s TBT Engineering on the 17th annual W100 list of Canada’s Top Female Entrepreneurs. The list which is published in the June issue of Canadian Business (on newsstands now) and online at and, ranks female entrepreneurs with a proprietary formula that considers size, growth rate and profitability of the businesses they own and run.

“You need a bold vision, an innovative strategy and loads of tenacity to earn a spot on the W100,” says James Cowan, Editor-in-Chief of PROFIT and Canadian Business. “Every person on this list represents the pinnacle of business success in Canada. Their stories are inspiring and instructive for those seeking to excel as an entrepreneur.

“TBT Engineering and Ozaanaman Engineering are honoured to be on the W100 ranking,” says CEO Liana Frenette. “This achievement reflects the strength of our companies and the dedication of our team.”

TBT Engineering recently celebrated its 20th Anniversary this spring under Liana’s leadership. The company is proud of their newest business partnership, Ozaanaman Engineering, and the direction in which both organizations are moving forward. Frenette credits their success on fostering relationships with local communities and stresses the need for openness and trust with First Nations when doing work in and on traditional First Nations lands.

Now in its 17th year, the PROFIT/Chatelaine W100 ranking of Canada’s Top Female Entrepreneurs is Canada’s largest celebration of achievement by women business owners. Produced by the editors of PROFIT and Chatelaine, the rankings and extended coverage of the women honoured are published in print and online. To see this year’s complete ranking and find links to all W100 editorial coverage, visit or pick up the June 2015 issue of Canadian Business which is on sale now.

About TBT Engineering and Ozaanaman Engineering

TBT Engineering Limited (TBTE) is Northwestern Ontario’s largest independently owned multi-disciplinary engineering consulting firm with headquarters in Thunder Bay, Ontario. Originally established in 1968, TBTE currently employs over 100 full time professional and technical staff, along with as many as 50 additional seasonal staff serving public and private clients across a diverse range of industries and sectors. We have successfully completed numerous projects all across Ontario and Western Canada, from Manitoba to British Columbia and all the way to Nunavut in Canada’s Far North.

Meanwhile, Ozaanaman Engineering is an engineering company made up of a partnership between two engineering companies and two First Nation communities; TBT Engineering Limited, Saulteaux Consulting & Engineering, Naicatchewenin First Nations, and Rainy River First Nations.

We would like to acknowledge and thank the PARO Centre for Women’s Enterprise ( for nominating Liana to the 2015 W100!

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