Recipient: Universal Seal Inc
Date Received: Jun 28, 2019
Funded up to: $76,725

Universal Seal Inc. was approved on June 7, 2019, for project funding in the amount up to $45,475 & an additional $31,250 on June 28, 2019, under the R.I.I.E.O. project

"Universal Seal Inc. is always looking at innovative ways to do business. We are excited about bringing in this new technology to streamline production and allow us to grow" Blaine Shannick, Manager 


Universal Seal Inc. currently measures and tests the quality of each seal produced by hand. Quality control and prototype development are integral to the business and both areas offer an opportunity for growth. With this in mind, research determined that efficiencies could be achieved through the adoption of technology.

Universal Seal Inc. will purchase a new piece of equipment called an optical comparator.

The optical comparator utilizes technology to analyze and measure many seals at one time with speed and accuracy. The comparator includes its own hardware and software that feeds the data collected from the scanned items directly into the network. The data can be utilized in many ways by Universal Seal Inc. allowing the business to quickly pull out client purchase profiles to reorder products or to duplicate products.

New potential clients can send in their prototypes and Universal Seal Inc. can quickly analyze, collect the data and provide them with a sample.

This accelerated process will allow Universal Seal Inc. to secure new clients allowing them to expand its market and grow.

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The business is also changing the way that the seal moulds are created by purchasing a CNC lathe. The CNC lathe will more efficiently and accurately generate moulds which will reduce production time significantly. The new addition will create a new job and will retrain existing staff on the most current technologies in this industry.


Universal Seal Inc. is a manufacturer & exporter of polyurethane hydraulic seals & special urethane products.

The company was founded in 1967 and has always taken a leadership role in seal manufacturing. The patented "spin cast" centrifugal molding process sets them apart from traditional injection molding manufacturers.

Universal Seal Inc. has 28 employees and supplies companies worldwide with approximately 98% of its sales taking place outside of Canada last year.

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