This past year has been a
very busy and productive one for the BWA and its members! Factories are busy! Members
are engaging in BWA networking events, plant tour focus groups, projects, and
New members are joining, and
our industry is starting to get some momentum. This past week, our 100th member joined: True North Log Homes in Bracebridge.
The BWA now sits at 70
manufacturing and 30 associate supplier members, and we are continuing to grow!
Here are some of the highlights
of this year:
- 4 Plant Tour
Focus Groups engaging members in Continuous Improvement methodology
- 4 Quarterly
networking events with subject matter expertise and supply chain members
- First quarterly event
hosted by Post-Secondary Institution (Conestoga) with visit by Hon. Minister
- 2 public Finishing
training sessions followed by in-house training by subscribing members
- 2 High School
wood shop tours to BWA members for workforce development
- Export development
project to Index Design Show, Dubai, UAE in May, 2016
development project to High Point Market, High Point, NC. for April and Oct markets
- BWA offers sponsors
to 20 High schools for Woodlinks curriculum with Wood Manufacturing Council
- BWA participates on
2 program advisory committees for post secondary: Conestoga and Georgian
College to facilitate industry input to curriculum
- The BWA is continuing to
pursue opportunities for its members with its government partners, and wishes
to thank the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry for its ongoing
Make sure to mark Jan 25th, 2017 in your calendar for the next Pant Tour Focus Group hosted by GCW Cabinets in St. Thomas!
On behalf of the Bluewater
Wood Alliance, its members and board of directors, we wish everyone a Christmas
and prosperous new year!
We can’t wait to see what
2017 has in store for us in 2017!