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BWA Toyota Plant Tours Recap – Toyota Manufacturing: Success as a process in action.

Take a 3 million square ft. facility, fill it with a constantly moving stream of parts, robots, machines; factor in leadership dedicated to continuous improvement; a workforce dedicated to producing a product of first-rate quality utilizing Lean Manufacturing and what you have is a tour nothing short of memorable and inspiring to witness. Following up […]

BWA attends the EU-Canada Cluster Matchmaking Event

The European Cluster Collaboration Platform (ECCP) hosts the EU-Canada Cluster Matchmaking Event 2019 in 5-7 June 2019 in cooperation with the Canadian Superclusters initiative in Toronto, Canada. The overall objective of the event is to foster collaboration between European and Canadian clusters for the benefit of their SME members.

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BWA’s Lean Roadmap Training Event brings manufacturers and suppliers to the starting line!

  On May 16th, the BWA hosted its Lean Road Map Training Event for manufacturers and suppliers at EDC’s Kitchener location: EDC Export Growth Hub. Brad Cairns & Sepp Gmeiner brought a wealth of knowledge to train and discuss all aspects of Lean Manufacturing. What bugs you about your current systems? Reflect for a moment […]

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BWA Quarterly Networking Event Garners Premier’s Attention And The Hon. Minister Of Labour Laurie Scott!

On Thursday, March 28th, the BWA hosted it’s annual Spring Quarterly Networking Event at Humber College School of Trades Woodworking Center. Many BWA members have experienced surprise visits from the MOL with mixed feelings. While we all want to ensure the health and safety for our employees, it can’t hurt to build better bridges between […]

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BWA Sales Management Training Event attracts Leadership

BWA’s S.M.T.E. attracts Leadership to Milton Thursday, February 7th the BWA hosted its Sales Management Training Event with award-winning sales trainer and President of Sandler Training Milton, Andrew Wall. Though the weather was challenging, many attendees made the trek to explore the multi-faceted aspects of leading sales teams. Do your sales teams have best practices systems […]

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BWA members movin’ full steam to Lean.

On January 24th, 2019 the BWA hosted it’s Lean Road Map Training Event at Kitchener’s premier business hub EDC’s Export Growth Hub at Catalyst 137.  It was as recent as last December the BWA held it’s Lean Training to a packed room of manufacturers. And by popular demand, the event was brought back to train […]

Season’s Greetings from Bluewater Wood Alliance

Season’s Greetings to everyone! As we look back over the year for the BWA, we have much to be thankful for and proud of. New initiatives have been launched to help our industry, and our membership continues to grow. Some highlights of 2018 include: Membership now approaching 130 member companies Export development project to IMM […]

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BWA Lean Road Map Features: Highway to Throughput.

Thursday, December 6th Bluewater Wood Alliance manufacturers assembled at the Kitchener Public Library for in-depth training on Lean Manufacturing. What does Toyota, Lean and Woodworking all have in common? For one full day, the BWA brought in Lean Training Specialists Sepp Gmeiner of Lignum Consulting & Brad Cairns of Center for Lean Learning & Best Damn […]