Sylvite Celebrates 40 Years



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The event had a bouncy castle, inflatable obstacle course, balloon artist, a kid’s activity center and a ton of traditional carnival games for everyone to enjoy. For the adults, we had guided tours of our facility and axe throwing from BATL Grounds. As for the drinks, wine was provided by Burning Kiln Winery and the beer from Hometown Brew Co. Food was prepared by Belmont Catering, with an Ice Cream truck for dessert, all while the live band, Loose Change, kept the entertainment and dancing tunes going all day.

It was important to us while planning the event that we try to use as many local businesses as possible as a way for us to say thank you to the community for supporting us over the years.  A highlight of the day included President and CEO Hugh Loomans giving his celebratory remarks and cutting the anniversary cake with partner Bob McNaughton.


"This celebration had a couple of goals; one was to celebrate Sylvite’s successes over the past 40 years with our customers, partners and local community and the other was to show appreciation to our team at Sylvite who come to work every day as a member of the Sylvite family. It was a chance to celebrate all their hard work and for them to enjoy time with their family”
Hugh Loomans, Sylvite President


Since Sylvite’s founding in 1977, the company has grown to over 300 employees. After Hugh’s acquisition in 1983 and the partnership with Bob McNaughton in 1989, the company started to expand remarkably as the years passed by. From Sylvite USA being founded in 1989, to the purchase of Pier 12 in Hamilton in 1997 and finally the creation of Sylvite Transportation and Financial Services in the early 2000’s, the company’s growth has been remarkable and unimaginable from the starting years. These are only a few of the amazing accomplishments we have achieved over the years. The success of the company is something greater that the founding members could have imagined. Without our loyal team members, customers and partners, none of this would have been possible.

We would like to express our gratitude to everyone who has helped us get to this milestone and send a huge thank you to everyone who came out to the event, all of the volunteers and our sponsors that made this momentous occasion possible. 

Thank you so much for celebrating 40 years with us!



Thank you to our contributing sponsors: