Canada Summer Jobs Program

Time to start thinking about summer in February! Funding is available to hire summer students: Read on! The Canada Summer Jobs Program is accepting applications from Feb 1-28. Don’t miss the deadline! Follow this link for more information: Before completing an application, employers must consult the Canada Summer Jobs Applicant Guide and review the local priorities for their […]

CME SMART Funding Prosperity Now Initiative.

A number of Bluewater Wood Alliance members have utilized this funding. Read on and follow the link to learn more about it! The SMART Prosperity Now funding is to provide financial support to Southern Ontario manufacturers who will invest in product and process improvements that develop and / or expand export opportunities and global competitiveness. […]

Plant Tour Focus Groups Scheduled for 2013.

Plant tour focus groups are another new forum to engage with members and share best practices! They are now scheduled for 2013! Plant tour focus groups are a venue where the host company can share their current successes and challenges with other manufacturing members. Specifically, hosts can actually pose a challenge to visiting members to […]

BWA Welcomes Four New Members!

We are pleased to announce four new members to the BWA! Please check out their websites and feel free to make contact with your new fellow BWA members! Oxford Carriage Door: Nicholson Design: Springwater Woodcraft: Goodfellow Inc.:   Please join us in welcoming them. Stay tuned for details of our upcoming […]

7th Networking Meeting Introduces New Manager!

Attendees at the November 27th networking meeting in Walkerton were treated to a full schedule of content that gave them lots of food for thought and fodder for growing their companies. Attendees at the November 27th networking meeting in Walkerton were treated to a full schedule of content that gave them lots of food for […]


Bluewater Wins National Human Resources Award for WoodLINKS support.

The Bluewater Wood Alliance was presented with a special award at the Wood Manufacturing Council Annual Awards banquet on October 3 in Ottawa. Ottawa, October 3, 2012 – The Wood Manufacturing Council annually gives awards to recognize exemplary activities in the area of human resources development.  This year, one of the awards was given to the Bluewater […]

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 […]

5th Networking Meeting features Software for Design and Manufacturing, plus a Primer on Applying for Grants and SR&ED Tax Credits

A sunny June 5th found over 40 people at the Walkerton Clean Water Centre for the first networking meeting of the new fiscal year for the Bluewater Wood Alliance. Responding to the request of our members at the last meeting, the topics for coverage on this day were accessing funding and getting an update on […]

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 […]