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A meat-cutting robot and a chance meeting have dramatically altered the fortunes of two Saskatoon knife-makers.
Bob Robson and Eugene Schreiner have been making specialty hunting and filleting knives for many years -- both individually and through their combined company called Bres Knives.
But it was a visitor at Robson's front door about three years ago that led to a brand new business opportunity. A man from the Quebec-based research and development agency GRIQ was holding Robson's ad from the Saskatoon yellow pages and two blades from a rib-pulling robot that had just been installed at Intercontinental Packers (now Mitchell's Gourmet Foods). CRIQ worked …