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(Oakville, ON) July 14, 2016 – Fifteen years ago, ASTOUND Group was founded by Dale Morgan inside his home office in Burlington, ON. Armed with a vision of becoming a world renowned design and fabrication house, ASTOUND is now recognized globally, having completed award-winning global projects for some of the world’s most admired brands.

Today, Morgan’s hard work and determination is being further recognized by Ernst and Young (EY) as an Ontario finalist in the Business and Consumer category of the 2016 EY Entrepreneur of the Year™ program. He is among a select group of finalists who are recognized for their financial performance, vision, leadership, personal integrity and entrepreneurial spirit.

“It’s an absolute honor to be recognized by EY as a finalist of this year’s Entrepreneur of the Year,”
- Dale Morgan, Founder and CEO of ASTOUND Group.

“We’ve assembled a best-in-class team who are extremely talented and continue to push ASTOUND as world leaders in design and fabrication. Without their dedication to our vision, sacrifice and hard work, this type of recognition wouldn’t be possible.”-

ASTOUND is a turnkey design and fabrication group working with Fortune 500 companies, world class architects, agencies and designers. Supported by its two state-of-the-art production facilities, ASTOUND specializes in creating unforgettable branded environments and interactive experiences. Working with some of the world's most iconic brands over its 15-year history, ASTOUND has produced memorable projects in more than 30 countries around the globe. From converting a city street car into a moving retail experience, building a massive floating yoga studio on Lake Ontario, to designing and engineering a globe-trotting art exhibit in celebration of the 100th anniversary of the Coke bottle, ASTOUND takes on projects that require collaboration and highly skilled project management, on sometimes impossible deadlines.

This is the second consecutive year Morgan has been nominated in the EY Entrepreneur of the Year™ program and the first time he has been selected as a finalist. The Ontario winners of this year’s categories and the provincial Entrepreneur of the Year will be named by a panel of independent judges in October. Canada’s Entrepreneur of the Year will be awarded in late 2016.