Learn more about the vision and mission of the Bluewater Wood Alliance and how we are increasing our members’ competitiveness by improving their know-how, raising their powers of innovation and increasing internationalization.
“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 LloydSpringwater Woodcraft
“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
“There’s a value with the Bluewater Wood Alliance because we all get to hear from each other’s experience, what works for them. We all have similar issues in our workplaces whether it’s recruiting employees or buying equipment & software – it’s a great way to network.”
Mike ClaireOwner of Diamond CNC
“We cut our sanding labour in half from knowledge we learned on Plant Tour Focus Groups with the BWA.”
William VanLagenOwner of Carver Cabinetry
“Through the BWA I have met and continue to meet like minded wood industry people. It is a great network of people willing to help each other learn and improve our processes and shops.”
“I’ve been fortunate to have participated in BWA events. It is always great opportunity to meet with other individuals in SW Ontario associated with advanced wood manufacturing. Specifically, the BWA provides a strong network of individuals willing to share their ideas and experiences in support of wood-related manufacturing, sales, and distribution within Canada and beyond its borders….”
Woodlawn Furniture Company
“Great cluster of people /companies, insightful topics and a great chances to observe and learn. To become a better business owner makes it possible /easier by being surrounded by all this talent.”
Jake RedikoppJacob’s Woodworking
“Thanks to the BWA we have been exposed to Training opportunities we would never have come across on our own. It has completely transformed how we operate our business. Join the BWA take the Lean Training and grow your business.”
Bruce County Custom Cabinets
“I recently attended a BWA round table discussion which was very enlightening. BWA consistently provides support for us SME’s in the wood sector in Ontario.”
Century Wood Products Inc.
“The BWA helps connect woodworking industry businesses together to learn and grow from one another. We have gained valuable information and insight not only from the training sessions and plant tours but also from the new connections we’ve made. We highly recommend connecting to this community of humble and supportive people who’s mission is to help grow the industry as a whole.”
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.
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 Southwestern Ontario. Learn more.