Entries by Tara Davey

September Networking Meeting Full of Solid Information.

The September networking meeting in Walkerton was information packed, highlighting innovations from IWF, new projects to benefit our members, a primer on machinery purchase justification and a thought-provoking presentation on risk management. The sixth networking meeting of the Bluewater Wood Alliance was held at the Walkerton Clean Water Centre on a bright fall afternoon in […]

Bluewater Member Donates Wood to Local Schools.

Bernie McGlynn Lumber helps local schools with wood for shop projects. Mildmay, Ont. – Bernie McGlynn Lumber, and division South Bruce Flooring, in Mildmay, Ont. recently donated a large amount of hard- and softwood for use in school projects to a number of high schools in the Grey – Bruce – Huron area. This wood […]

Going Global Workshop

March 1, 2012, Hanover, ON. Going Global Workshop: An Introduction to International Trade.   Going Global Workshop: An Introduction to International Trade March 1, 2012, Hanover, ON, Going Global is a series of workshops to prepare companies to get into export. The Wood Manufacturing Council (with financial support by the Ministry of Natural Resources) has presented these […]

Bluewater Wood Alliance featured in the Globe and Mail.

The Globe and Mail Report on Business shone the spotlight on the BWA in its Saturday, March 31 issue. The Globe and Mail Report on Business featured a report on the wood products manufacturing industry in southern Ontario with a March 31 story on the Bluewater Wood Alliance.  Interviewing a number of member companies and […]

Bluewater Wood Alliance featured on CTV’s Provincewide Show

A film crew from CTV’s Provincewide news program came to visit the BWA to learn more about the alliance and the wood products manufacturing renaissance in the area. Bogdon and Gross hosted a CTV crew, who did a feature on the BWA and the wood products manufacturing industry renaissance in Southwestern Ontario.  The crew spent […]

Networking Meeting in February.

On Tuesday, February 28, 2012,  over 45 people met in Walkerton to hear the latest on benchmarking and machnery integration software. Another Successful Networking Meeting On Tuesday, February 28, 2012, over 45 people met at the Walkerton Clean Water Centre (WCWC) to hear the lates on the Bluewater Wood Alliance’s progress and to watch presentations on […]

WoodLINKS comes to the Bluewater District School Board.

In a very positive development for the wood products manufacturing industry in Grey and Bruce counties, the Bluewater District School Board has decided to adopt the WoodLINKS™ curriculum in their high schools in Chesley and Kincardine. Brent Beck will lead the program at Chesley District High School and Bryan Derksen will integrate the curriculum into […]

It’s all about getting together.

It’s all about getting together. 3rd Networking meeting in Walkerton is biggest yet! The sunny early winter weather contributed to a great turnout for the 3rd Networking meeting of the Bluewater Wood Alliance on December 7. The crowd of 55 people gathered at the Walkerton Clean Water Centre to learn the latest about finishes, finishing […]

Bluewater Wood Alliance featured at Ontario West Municipal Conference in London.

Bluewater Wood Alliance Featured at Ontario West Municipal Conference in London. Each year, the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing hosts the Ontario West Municipal Conference, where politicians and bureaucrats from cities and towns across Western Ontario are educated and informed on policy and process.  This year’s conference, held at the London Convention Centre on […]