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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 […]

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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 […]

Bluewater Wood Alliance featured in the Globe and Mail.

The Globe and Mail Report on Business shone the spotlight on the BWA in its Saturday, March 31 issue. The Globe and Mail Report on Business featured a report on the wood products manufacturing industry in southern Ontario with a March 31 story on the Bluewater Wood Alliance.  Interviewing a number of member companies and […]

Bluewater Wood Alliance featured on CTV’s Provincewide Show

A film crew from CTV’s Provincewide news program came to visit the BWA to learn more about the alliance and the wood products manufacturing renaissance in the area. Bogdon and Gross hosted a CTV crew, who did a feature on the BWA and the wood products manufacturing industry renaissance in Southwestern Ontario.  The crew spent […]

Networking Meeting in February.

On Tuesday, February 28, 2012,  over 45 people met in Walkerton to hear the latest on benchmarking and machnery integration software. Another Successful Networking Meeting On Tuesday, February 28, 2012, over 45 people met at the Walkerton Clean Water Centre (WCWC) to hear the lates on the Bluewater Wood Alliance’s progress and to watch presentations on […]

WoodLINKS comes to the Bluewater District School Board.

In a very positive development for the wood products manufacturing industry in Grey and Bruce counties, the Bluewater District School Board has decided to adopt the WoodLINKS™ curriculum in their high schools in Chesley and Kincardine. Brent Beck will lead the program at Chesley District High School and Bryan Derksen will integrate the curriculum into […]