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Rapid Gear has watched society evolve over the past 40 years.

The world is always changing. As the workforce and the marketplace continue to become more diverse in terms of gender and ethnicity, businesses must follow suit and adapt to the realities of modern Canadian society.

Rapid Gear knows this. This Kitchener, Ont. manufacturer has been around for more than four decades, and it has seen society evolve over time. As a leading designer and producer of first-rate gears, gearboxes, and special-purpose machinery, along with other expert services, Rapid Gear values diversity and equality among its workers and clients.

New hires and apprentices

Although gear manufacturing has traditionally been a male-dominated field, Rapid Gear has always employed qualified women in a wide range of positions. Julian Sabados, who founded the company as a young immigrant from the former Yugoslavia in 1976, co-owns the business with his wife, Ana. His daughter, Tania Sabados, worked as the company’s purchasing and office manager until she was promoted to CEO in 2013.

But it is not just family members who contribute to Rapid Gear’s success. The company has also employed women in more gritty jobs on the factory floor, the kind traditionally occupied by men. Most recently, the firm hired a new woman in the engineering department late last year, and a young, female millwright is due to begin work as an apprentice at the company soon.

Rapid Gear is fully aware that its client base includes a diverse set of people in terms of race, gender, ability, and more. The company complies with the province’s Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act and provides any documents required by the Customer Service Standard upon request. Accessible goods and services are available to all members of the public that the company serves.

Finally, as an immigrant himself, Julian Sabados profoundly understands that Canada is a wide mix of cultures originating from other countries. People of all ethnicities and creeds are welcome to apply for employment via the Rapid Gear website, or for apprenticeships and co-op programs.

High-quality products, expert services, and a diverse makeup: these are why Rapid Gear stands out.

For more information, contact Rapid Gear.


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Posted by Rapid Gear


The world is always changing. As the workforce and the marketplace continue to become more diverse in terms of gender an... Read more

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