Did You Know
–Did You Know Carleton Place Makes the World’s Best Baseball Bats?
In 2012, more than 100 Major League Baseball players chose to swing Canadian maple wood bats – better known as the “Sam Bat.” Sam Holman, founder of the The Original Maple Bat Corporation, invented the bat by choosing maple wood, a harder wood than the traditionally used ash. So, if you see a professional player with a little logo on their baseball bat, that’s one of the 18,000 sluggers produced each year in Carleton Place, a half-hour from Ottawa.
-Did You Know Scarborough Makes Most of the World’s Halls?
If you pick up a pack of Halls you’ll be getting another little taste of home, since they’re made in Scarborough, Ontario. The plant at Bertrand produced more than 6 billion pieces of “medicine” for the U.S. last year – enough that if you lined them side-by-side they would circle the Earth at the equator approximately 3.4 times.