BWA’s Plant Tour Focus Groups Create Value for Members and Hosts!

Bogdon & Gross hosted BWA’s April Plant Tour Focus Group with an exercise for Continuous Improvement! Read on to learn more! The Bluewater Wood Alliance conducts regular facilitated plant tour focus groups where members get to see and experience another wood manufacturing operations while also focusing on a challenge that the host is experiencing to […]

Woodworking Magazine Profiles BWA!

It is nice to have the media on our side and help the BWA with its message. Thank-you to Adam Hofmann for representing BWA. Read on! Here is the link: to focus on growth, member services At a Bluewater Wood Alliance Networking Meeting. The Bluewater Wood Alliance, a cluster of woodworking companies and suppliers […]

BWA Plant Tour Focus Groups Kick off with Great Gusto!

The first of our new ongoing Plant Tour Focus Groups kicked off this week with a tour of Crate Designs in Chesley. Read on to learn about the great learning opportunity this forum provides! The winter driving gave everyone a break Feb 6 with sunny skies as 18 BWA manufacturing members travelled the region to […]

BWA March 2013 Networking Events Engage All!

The March 6, 2013 networking events for the BWA provided an engaging venue to both Manufacturing and Associate members. An engaging blue-sky exercise, Mark Muller on Design and Branding, and the Wood Manufacturing Council’s web-based resources! The March 6, 2013 events for the BWA began with an update from Manager, Mike Baker on the various […]

IT Baseline Project Value Stream Mapping Sessions a Hit with Members!

BWA members are reaping the benefits of the Value Stream Mapping Training aspect of the IT Baseline Project! Read on to learn more about it! The BWA is in the middle of a very important project where participating companies in the BWA will be studied to learn the level of software technologies in the businesses. From engineering […]

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 […]