Entries by Tara Davey

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 […]

BWA reaches out to educators in Meeting on November 18.

BWA reaches out to the Bluewater District School Board to promote WoodLINKS. Members of the Bluewater Wood Alliance hosted a group of tech teachers from the Bluewater District School Board on November 18 to give them an idea of what students might expect to see if they choose careers in the wood products manufacturing industry. […]

WMS in Toronto.

Bluewater promotes membership at WMS show in Toronto. The Bluewater Wood Alliance attended its second show in a month, participating in the Woodworking Machinery and Supply Fair in Toronto.  The show was held between October 27-29 at the Direct Energy Centre, which is part of the Canadian National Exhibition grounds. Over the three days, there were […]

Bluewater Shows at Green Build in Toronto – October 4 – 6, 2011

The Bluewater Wood Alliance took part in the Green Build Show (www.greenbuildexpo.org) in Toronto the week of October 3. The Bluewater Wood Alliance exhibited at the Green Build Show (www.greenbuildexpo.org) in Toronto’s Convention Centre during the week of October 3. As part of the Ontario Wood display, member companies’ marketing staff were there to help promote the […]

2nd Networking Meeting a Great Success.

Forty people turned up at the Walkerton Clean Water Centre on September 29th for the 2nd Networking Meeting of the Bluewater Wood Alliance. Read on. Forty people turned up at the Walkerton Clean Water Centre on September 29th for the 2nd Networking Meeting of the Bluewater Wood Alliance. Held in the state-of-the-art meeting facility, the […]

First networking meeting a success!

The first Bluewater Wood Alliance networking meeting in Hanover, Ont., was attended by 32 industry participants. The first Bluewater Wood Alliance networking meeting in Hanover, Ont., was attended by 32 industry participants. There was a good mix of manufacturing and supplier people there, making for some interesting conversations and a healthy exchange of business cards […]

Bluewater Wood Alliance plants seeds for growth.

A group of like-minded manufacturers and suppliers is adopting the European model of clustering right here in Ontario. The Bluewater Wood Alliance, a not-for-profit group, represents a ‘cluster’ of wood product manufacturers working together for the prosperity of their companies and the industry as a whole. A group of like-minded manufacturers and suppliers is adopting […]