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Peterborough water tech company, Rainmaker, sees major growth through pandemic – PKED

In an article titled “Peterborough Watertech Company Rainmaker Seeing Major Growth Through Pandemic“, our friends at Peterborough & the Kawarthas Economic Development profile Peterborough-based air-to-water and water-to-water cleantech company and “Friend of Cleantech Commons“, Rainmaker Worldwide.

“The Peterborough-based water technology company,” PKED writes, is “further establishing the region as a leader in cleantech and water tech innovation in Canada.”

Rainmaker CEO, Michael Skinner, tells PKED that his plan is to continue to add to the company’s finance, manufacturing and sales departments in Canada.

Michael Skinner, Rainmaker’s
Chief Executive Officer

Rainmaker is truly going to put Peterborough on the map,” Skinner says.

Skinner says that by basing Rainmaker’s operations out of Peterborough, the company has access to “a great environment.

He lists the Water Quality Centre at Trent University and the Centre for Advancement of Water and Wastewater Technologies at Fleming College as key supporting community assets.

Skinner says of the water sector, “It’s a space that’s growing; everybody needs water. This is a fast-moving marketplace now and we’re seeing huge impacts due to lack of water.

Rainmaker CEO, Mike Skinner, tours Cleantech Commons with executive director, Martin Yuill. “Cleantech Commons will support innovation that will bring Peterborough hundreds of good-paying jobs and attract other business and industry to locate in the region.”
Rainmaker CEO, Mike Skinner, tours Cleantech Commons with the park’s executive director, Martin Yuill. “Cleantech Commons will support the innovation that will bring good-paying jobs and attract other cleantech ventures to locate in the Peterborough region,” Skinner says. “Cleantech Commons is an ideal location for a world-leading global environmental technology company such as Rainmaker.”

He believes that Rainmaker can not only positively impact people’s lives, but also has a very viable business.

This is a green energy company,” Skinner says.

The core of our technology is based on wind and solar. A lot of our technology and patents are built around green energy, so from an environmental point of view, it also checks a lot of the boxes for me personally as we’re making sure this planet is better for our kids.

Skinner said his personal goal is to continue to expand their Peterborough operations.

If I was going to set up shop anywhere, I would set up in this community. We are really well-positioned here in Peterborough & the Kawarthas,” he concludes.