The town of North Bay, Ontario was selected by the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) as the Ontario Regional Office for the construction of emergency landing fields in 1933. This base closed at the end of World War II, but was reopened in 1951, originally as a flying school and then as a fighter base. It was not until 1966 that this station was officially designated a Canadian Forces Base (CFB) and was known as CFB North Bay.
The Air Command was restructured in the early 1990’s and was renamed 22 Wing, as it is known as today. Today, this facility is responsible for providing surveillance, identification, control and warning for the aerospace defence of Canada and North America at the Sector Air Operations Centre.
Working in tandem with the North Warning System across the Arctic, coastal radars on each coast of the country and Airborne Warning and Control System Aircraft, 22 Wing North Bay participates in the surveillance of over 200,000 flights per year.
We were recently commissioned to supply and install one of our most popular gym divider products for 22 Wing in North Bay. The institution ultimately selected our top roll gymnasium divider curtain, undoubtedly the most aesthetically pleasing divider on the market today. With the proper support structures, this divider curtain can easily be retracted through as small as a 12” wide opening, storing in the ceiling or rafter area.
This motorized gym curtain is powered by a whisper-quiet, synchronized internal tubular motor and its rolling functionality protects the curtain from potential wrinkles or damage when not in use. Our installation team provided yet another seamless installation for the brave men and women of Canada’s Armed Forces.