Techo-Bloc: Building a foundation in Indiana

I-69 Summit: Canadian Consul General Douglas George outlines the value of a completed I-69 to
Canadians and Hoosiers alike.Techo-Bloc, a Quebec manufacturer of high-end paving stones and patio blocks, plans to locate its first U.S. production facility in Waterloo. The company will invest $34.26 million in the facility, and the project will create up to 85 jobs by 2018. The company also plans to construct a 67,000 square foot facility to produce masonry products, slabs, walls and pillars. Governor Mike Pence commented, “Techo-Bloc will feel right at home here in Indiana, where we provide the skilled workforce and business climate necessary to help companies maintain a competitive advantage, keeping quality high and expenses low.”

Skjodt-Barrett: Jobs and Investment

The Lebanon-based U.S. headquarters of Ontario’s Skjodt-Barrett Foods manufactures baby food and fruit purees, distributing across North America. The company is expanding those specialty food operations, investing $43.9 million and creating up to 97 jobs by 2017 (added to the 325 Hoosiers already employed there). Lebanon Mayor Huck Lewis stated, “Skjodt-Barrett has become an essential part of the fabric of Lebanon. Skjodt-Barrett provides good jobs and gives back to the community. Skjodt-Barrett’s decision to expand here marks a great day for the future of Lebanon.”

Indiana–Canada trade

  • Indiana exports to Canada: $11.0 billion
  • Indiana imports from Canada: $7.9 billion
  • Bilateral trade: $18.9 billion
  • Indiana services exports to Canada: $676 million

Indiana–Canada tourism

  • Indiana visits by Canadians: 367,000
  • Indiana vacation spending by Canadians: $55 million

Indiana’s top goods exports to Canada

  • Motor vehicle parts: $1.8 billion
  • Automobiles: $1.1 billion
  • Trucks: $646 million
  • Plastics & plastic articles: $506 million
  • Iron & steel alloys & semi-finished products: $427 million

Indiana’s top goods imports from Canada

  • Motor vehicle parts: $1.2 billion
  • Medicine, in dosage: $1.0 billion
  • Fertilizers: $517 million
  • Plastics & plastic articles: $429 million
  • Engines & turbines: $359 million

Indiana exports to Canada by industry

  • Transportation (46%)
  • Equipment & machinery (20%)
  • Minerals & metals (12%)
  • Plastics & rubbers (6%)
  • Chemicals (5%)
  • Forest products (3%)
  • Other (8%)

Indiana imports from Canada by industry

  • Chemicals (22%)
  • Minerals & metals (19%)
  • Transportation (17%)
  • Equipment & machinery (13%)
  • Agriculture (7%)
  • Plastics & rubbers (6%)
  • Other (15%)

Indiana Jobs

  • 189,800 Indiana jobs depend on trade and investment with Canada

Indiana top services exports to Canada

  • Travel: $247 million
  • Royalties & license fees: $124 million
  • Transportation services: $104 million
  • Insurance services: $79 million
  • Business, professional & technical services: $58 million


  • 189,800 jobs in Indiana depend on Canada–U.S. trade and investment
  • Canada is Indiana’s #1 customer
  • Total Canada–Indiana goods trade: $18.9 billion

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September 2016
Unless otherwise mentioned, all figures are based on 2015 data in U.S. dollars. Statistics Canada: 2014 tourism, based on combined same-day and overnight travel (8/2016 release, US$1.00=C$1.1045). U.S. Census Bureau: goods trade, Canada’s export ranking (2/2016 release). U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis: goods and services trade (3/2016 release). Trade Partnership: 2014 services trade (11/2015 release). Job numbers are from a study commissioned by the Government of Canada (11/2014 release, 2013 data). Figures may not add up due to rounding. Produced by the Embassy of Canada in Washington, D.C.