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BWA Has Another Hit Meeting Event at Conestoga College for 60 Companies!

Having the Ontario Centre for Wood Processing at Conestoga College host the BWA Quarterly Networking Event seems a perfect fit! They are the largest post secondary wood processing program in Ontario. We all know how important our workforce development is for our industry. When wood product manufacturers get together there for a day of learning […]

Global Buyers Mission 2017

The Bluewater Wood Alliance recently attended the Global Buyers Mission, hosted by BC Wood at Whistler, BC. Two BWA members: Provincial Plank and Creative Woods Unlimited attended with booth space in collaboration the Ontario Wood group of MNRF. BWA Executive Director Mike Baker also attended to participate in the Canada Wood Board meeting, and learn […]

Membership Inquiry – Cabinet Vision Programmer

A BWA manufacturing member located in the Cambridge area is looking for a Cabinet Vision Programmer – either an outsourced person or someone to work as an employee. If you know of anyone with this skill set, please respond directly to this inquiry. Click here to learn more.

BWA June Quarterly Event Provides Employment Law Updates, WSIB, and New Website!

Greetings from the new BWA Website! The Bluewater Wood Alliance cluster has developed a new website platform to facilitate engagement and connectivity between members, suppliers, potential new customers and our strategic partners. As with anything new, there will be bugs to iron out. Please make sure you register on the site ASAP so you can get […]

BWA Quarterly Event with Member Case Studies at Humber College Attracts Wood Industry

Building relationships that add value is what the BWA cluster network for the wood industry is all about! The Bluewater Wood Alliance cluster region includes all of southwestern Ontario. This means that we have members in various parts of the region that need convenient access to our events and networking activities. Humber College in Toronto […]

BWA Plant Tour Focus Group Examines Water Based Coatings Attracts 50 Members: Again!

The strength of the Bluewater Wood Alliance cluster is that it brings into action many inputs from our industry to help members innovate! Not only do manufacturing members get to visit other plant operations and learn from best practices and help brainstorm solutions to shared challenges, but the expertise of Associate Supplier members is also […]

BWA Plant Tour Focus Group Attracts Over 50: Largest Tour Group Yet!

The shop floor is where “rubber hits the road” when it comes to running your business. It is the place where BWA members feel most at home. Being on someone else’s shop floor opens your mind to new ideas, and helps you to envision solutions to your own problems. It also helps you to realize […]

BWA Finishes 2016 Hitting Milestone of 100 Member Companies!

Greetings everyone! 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 training. New members are joining, and our industry is starting to get some momentum. This past week, our 100th member […]

BWA 22nd Quarterly Event Continues with CNC, Export, and Process Improvement!

The 22nd BWA event was held at the Walkerton Clean Water Centre in Walkerton, ON, and hosted over 40 BWA member companies. CNC, export and continuous improvement remain as strong themes for BWA members. Canada has a tremendous resource of Trade Commissioners that are stationed in markets all over the world, and based here in […]