Entries by Tara Davey

BWA Plant Tour Host Art For Everyday Shares Challenges and Expertise!

Through-put challenges created by bottlenecks in production are common challenges for all manufacturers. Driving wasteful steps out of your process to decrease your lead times for product is a true way to lead your company towards profitability. These common challenges come to life at the BWA plant tours and all manufacturers participate in the brainstorming […]

Minister for MNRF Attends BWA 21st Quarterly Networking Event: a Big Hit with 90 Attendees!

When you take the true clustering model the BWA delivers by including stakeholders like Conestoga College’s Ontario Woodworking Centre, combined with manufacturing members sharing best practices as the key speakers, supply chain members adding expertise, and a networking venue to make industry connections to help grow your business, the magic happens! The event kicked off […]

EDC’s Peter Hall Has Good News for the Wood Industry!

On March 30th Peter Hall, Chief Economist from Export Development Canada, presented to the BWA. Read on to see his latest commentary on the prospects of the wood industry!   APRIL 7, 2016   Rising Out of the (Saw)Dust By Peter G Hall, Vice-President and Chief Economist Wood products from this neck of the woods are older […]

BWA Quarterly Event: Export and Lean Expertise Up Front For Wood Industry.

Chief Economist for Export Development Canada, Peter Hall, and BWA member Mike Vokes from Vokes Furniture, both lined up to provide BWA members valuable information on the current economy, exporting, and lean manufacturing implementation for the wood industry. The Upside of Rising Risk: Check the news, and you’ll see that the Canadian market is facing challenges. […]

BWA High School Student Tours Continue in Huron/Perth Counties!

Workforce development for the wood industry is critical! 60 more students toured our shops this week! Word gets around fast when you are doing good things for the wood industry! Earlier this month, BWA members hosted shop tours in the Bluewater Board of Education Region. This time it was Huron/Perth’s turn! Workforce development for our […]

BWA Feb 24 Plant Tour Involves Members to Brainstorm New Process Integration!

Critical thinking is a skill that is truly transferable from one manufacturing process to another to enhance continuous improvement. Read on to learn how BWA uses member plant tours to spread the skill! Opportunities present themselves everyday for learning and improvement. The wood industry includes companies manufacturing with different processes for a variety of products […]

BWA Recognizes Hon. Minister Bill Mauro, MNRF, for Supporting BWA Cluster! BWA Now Expanding Cluster Region to include Southwestern Ontario!

Its not easy getting 1-1 time with a provincial Minister, but the BWA did! Read on to learn why and what has been happening with the BWA! Based on the Upper Austria Clusterland Model, the BWA continues to evolve toward sustainability over time with the increase in membership and development of other revenue streams. Since […]