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Welcome to the

Bluewater Wood Alliance

is a wood manufacturing

cluster

Bluewater Wood Alliance

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Co-operation among

wood product companies

in Southwestern Ontario

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Working together for the benefit

of our customers, our members

and our industry

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Learn about the BWA.

Bluewater Wood Alliance is a not-for-profit wood manufacturing cluster serving Southwestern Ontario, that facilitates the interests and needs of our members.

Benefits of Membership.

If you are a wood products manufacturer or supplier, then joining can benefit you. With over 100 companies working together, you will never feel alone.

Upcoming events.

Learning seminars, plant tours and networking events provide a venue for members to come together and develop strategic industry relationships.

Recent Blogs

Water Based Wood Coating

Written by Stefan De Santis from Performance Abrasives. Water based Wood Coatings are undoubtedly the future of wood coatings in North America, we are already seeing some cabinet and millwork shop’s being forced to switch to water based…

Business Interruption.

Written by: Dan Savvidis Commercial Account Executive, Cowan Financial Solutions In a recent survey of consumers and brokers conducted by Allianz Canada, Business Interruption (BI) was named as one of the most important risks for businesses.…

News

Ontario Wood and Government Programs

Events

Recent Jobs

Buy And Sell

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The Council’s mandate is to plan, develop and implement human resources strategies that support the long-term growth and competitiveness of Canada’s advanced wood products manufacturing industry and meet the developmental needs of its workforce. Visit WMC website.

Testimonials

“The BWA, in the short time we have been a member, has been a great resource for our company.  The seminars about lean manufacturing are invaluable and have really caused me to reevaluate all our manufacturing processes.
The network meetings offer insight, information and networking opportunities that are incredibly focused and relevant.
And my favourite part is the plant tours – they are fantastic!”

Simon Lloyd, Springwater Woodcraft

“Joining the BWA 4 years ago has had a big and positive impact on my business.  Through BWA sponsored programs, we have received grants to help us develop our new website, and grow our online sales.  Also, our staff have participated in several BWA workshops, trainings and plant tours which have provided valuable insight to help us grow our business.  Personally, the connections I have made networking with other BWA members has been invaluable in achieving my business goals.

The BWA is a very well run organization and I have no hesitation in saying that any woodworking manufacturer would greatly benefit from joining.”

Bob Nadon, Upper Canada Stretchers

 “Participation in the SR&ED project helped our company to complete our claim without the use of consultants, resulting in savings worth many times the cost of our membership.”

Andrew Schuster, Crate Designs

“The BWA has been an excellent source for us.  We’ve learned things that we likely wouldn’t have picked up anywhere else, and the networking has been invaluable.  The BWA has created a sense of “community” among Ontario woodworkers, and that’s a good thing for all of us.

Loren BurnsPrecision Woodcraft

Partners

Our partners are the organizations who have had an impact on Bluewater Wood Alliance’s ability to organize, provide services and make a difference to the wood products manufacturers in Soutwestern Ontario. Learn more.