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Remade in Canada: The future of factories Add to ...

When Atlanta-based Interface Inc. closed its Belleville, Ont., plant in 2009, Rahumathulla Marikkar and his colleagues saw hope for a different kind of manufacturing. At a time when thousands of manufacturing jobs were disappearing every month across the country and factories sat idled and shuttered by the recession that felled Interface's plant, Mr. Marikkar put together the funding to launch his own business. He took a big risk and started Belletile, a carpet tile maker. Two years on, he's hiring and expanding.