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Learn about the BWA.

Bluewater Wood Alliance is a not-for-profit wood manufacturing cluster serving Southwestern Ontario, that facilitates the interests and needs of our members.

Our Vision.

The vision is for the Alliance to lead in the management of a cluster organization in support of its members’ increased competitiveness in wood products manufacturing in Ontario.

Our Mission.

The primary mission of this organization is to increase our members’ competitiveness by improving their know-how, raising their powers of innovation and increasing internationalization.

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Testimonials

“The BWA, in the short time we have been a member, has been a great resource for our company.  The seminars about lean manufacturing are invaluable and have really caused me to reevaluate all our manufacturing processes.
The network meetings offer insight, information and networking opportunities that are incredibly focused and relevant.
And my favourite part is the plant tours – they are fantastic!”

Simon Lloyd, Springwater Woodcraft

“Joining the BWA 4 years ago has had a big and positive impact on my business.  Through BWA sponsored programs, we have received grants to help us develop our new website, and grow our online sales.  Also, our staff have participated in several BWA workshops, trainings and plant tours which have provided valuable insight to help us grow our business.  Personally, the connections I have made networking with other BWA members has been invaluable in achieving my business goals.

The BWA is a very well run organization and I have no hesitation in saying that any woodworking manufacturer would greatly benefit from joining.”

Bob Nadon, Upper Canada Stretchers

 “Participation in the SR&ED project helped our company to complete our claim without the use of consultants, resulting in savings worth many times the cost of our membership.”

Andrew Schuster, Crate Designs

“The BWA has been an excellent source for us.  We’ve learned things that we likely wouldn’t have picked up anywhere else, and the networking has been invaluable.  The BWA has created a sense of “community” among Ontario woodworkers, and that’s a good thing for all of us.

Loren BurnsPrecision Woodcraft

The Council’s mandate is to plan, develop and implement human resources strategies that support the long-term growth and competitiveness of Canada’s advanced wood products manufacturing industry and meet the developmental needs of its workforce. Visit WMC website.

Partners

Our partners are the organizations who have had an impact on Bluewater Wood Alliance’s ability to organize, provide services and make a difference to the wood products manufacturers in Soutwestern Ontario. Learn more.