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BWA Returns from Dubai UAE with Leads for New Business!

As many members and followers of the Bluewater Wood Alliance may be aware, the BWA recently returned from an export development exercise representing seven Southwestern Ontario wood manufacturers at Index 2013, a major trade show in Dubai (UAE). Read on for details and pictures! As many members and followers of the Bluewater Wood Alliance may […]

BWA members tackle Employee Engagement as Continuous Improvement Theme!

BWA manufacturing members meet regularly for Plant Tour Focus Groups with the theme of Continuous Improvement dictated by the host company. Read on to see how BWA members take this format to the next level! On May 29, 2013, South Bruce Flooring hosted May’s Plant Tour Focus Group. Employee Engagement is an ongoing challenge for […]

BWA Export Development Project Going Global.

After many months of planning and preparation, 7 BWA companies will be represented at the Index 2013 trade show in Dubai UAE. Read on for details of the latest press release! FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE ONTARIO WOOD CLUSTER DEVELOPING NEW EXPORT MARKETS   May 8, 2013 Walkerton, Ont. – Bluewater Wood Alliance Inc. (BWA) is representing […]

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: http://www.woodworkingcanada.com/r5/showkiosk.asp?listing_id=4585894Alliance 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: http://www.servicecanada.gc.ca/eng/epb/yi/yep/programs/scpp.shtml 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. […]