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Quarterly Networking Event – Recap!

The 27th Quarterly Networking Event happened last week in Walkerton, ON. We hosted over 35 BWA members providing value with presentations on Ergonomics and injury management in the workplace, FSC certification, Severance, and Termination review, and of course valuable networking opportunities! The afternoon started with the recognition of three board members whose terms on the board have come […]

Mike Baker to speak at the Wood Best Practices Forum in Vancouver BC.

Mike Baker is looking forward to speaking at the Wood Best Practices Forum June 4-6, 2018 in Vancouver British Columbia. Forestry Innovation Investment (FII) in collaboration with Natural Resources Canada (NRCan), Canada Wood, and other funding partners have coordinated the Wood Best Practices: Industry Forum, which runs from June 6 – 10, 2016, in Vancouver, […]

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BWA Kick @ss Lean Roadmap Fills The Room with 35 Members!

On May 4, 2018, 35 BWA company reps participated in a dynamic day of Lean training in Kitchener! The BWA has launched the BWA Lean Program, and this was the first Phase 1 day of training offered. (Watch for further dates!) BWA member companies traveled from all over the BWA cluster region, from Niagara, Chatham, GTA, […]

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BWA Sandler Sales Training: Retraining Behaviours for Sales Successes!

Do you ever think to yourself there just isn’t enough hours in the day, or wonder how you can work more effectively? The BWA Sandler Sales Training was designed to help by teaching strong business tools to our members. Tools that focus on the development of new behaviors and sales skills that help lead to […]

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The 26th BWA Quarterly Networking Event: US Export/Import and NAFTA, Colour Trends and Bill 142.

The 26th Quarterly Networking Event was held at Humber College in Etobicoke, ON, and hosted over 40 BWA member companies providing value to members with presentations on NAFTA, Colour Trends and Bill 142. Northern Border Operations for Cole International started the afternoon off sharing their expertise in US Export/Import and thoughts on NAFTA Implications. Michael […]

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Bill 148 Fair Workplace Act Learning Event

We’ve all heard about the changes Bill 148 Fair Workplace Act will have and have had on the Employment Standards Act, but it’s less clear how the new laws will change company policies, employee relations and of course the bottom line. On February 27th, 20 BWA member companies traveled to Communitech in Kitchener to participate in […]

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‘Supercluster’ to benefit Grey-Bruce – Owen Sound Sun Times

The Bluewater Wood Alliance is part of the “Next Generation Manufacturing Supercluster,” with automotive, aerospace, IT, robotics and other major sectors. Click here to read the article in the Owen Sound Sun Times – March 8th, 2018. http://www.owensoundsuntimes.com/2018/03/08/supercluster-benefits-for-grey-bruce

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BWA Proud Partner with Next Generation Manufacturing Supercluster!

After six months of working with various industry sector leaders, academia, and other partners, the Bluewater Wood Alliance is representing the value-added wood products sector in the biggest manufacturing supercluster in Canada! Navdeep Bains, Canada’s Minister for Innovation, Science and Economic Development, announced Thursday that the Next Generation Manufacturing Supercluster was one of the successful bids. […]