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  • What’s your experience on water based finishes?
  • Found a neat tip on CNC optimization?
  • Recently switched to internal dust collectors – tell us about your journey.
  • What’s your favorite ERP system and why?
    • Don’t have one? What ones are you looking at?
  • What’s your advice when thinking about marketing?

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Wondering How to Motivate Your Sales Team?

Success in sales is reserved for the motivated people who enjoy representing their company’s products and services. Remember when you were a kid getting up early and bugging your parents to drive you to the ice rink or dance hall? Nobody needed to motivate you. Successful sales people enjoy the thrill of the chase, the hunt of the kill and the long-term relationships that follow.

Skyrocketing to the Stars

If I interviewed your key employees and asked them to describe your business strategy for profitable growth what would I hear? Crickets? Diverse answers?

2 Second Lean – A fun and free way to get to know the principals of Lean

Paul Akers offers an entertaining and free chance for you to learn about the principals of Lean in his book 2 Second Lean. Available in ebook and audiobook format! Before you follow the link below do you have a book on Lean Training that you’ve enjoyed? Leave the title and author in the comments below. […]

New Small Business Health and Safety Leadership Awards

We know that many small business owners work hard to keep the people who work for them healthy and safe. We are shining a light on small business leaders who make their workplaces healthier and safer – and who can inspire their peers by example. Our Small Business Health and Safety Leadership Awards recognize outstanding […]

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BWA Kick @ss Lean Roadmap Fills The Room with 35 Members!

On May 4, 2018, 35 BWA company reps participated in a dynamic day of Lean training in Kitchener! The BWA has launched the BWA Lean Program, and this was the first Phase 1 day of training offered. (Watch for further dates!) BWA member companies traveled from all over the BWA cluster region, from Niagara, Chatham, GTA, […]

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‘Supercluster’ to benefit Grey-Bruce – Owen Sound Sun Times

The Bluewater Wood Alliance is part of the “Next Generation Manufacturing Supercluster,” with automotive, aerospace, IT, robotics and other major sectors. Click here to read the article in the Owen Sound Sun Times – March 8th, 2018. http://www.owensoundsuntimes.com/2018/03/08/supercluster-benefits-for-grey-bruce

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BWA Proud Partner with Next Generation Manufacturing Supercluster!

After six months of working with various industry sector leaders, academia, and other partners, the Bluewater Wood Alliance is representing the value-added wood products sector in the biggest manufacturing supercluster in Canada! Navdeep Bains, Canada’s Minister for Innovation, Science and Economic Development, announced Thursday that the Next Generation Manufacturing Supercluster was one of the successful bids. […]

Export Survey

Have you had a chance to take our Exporting Survey. Just click on the link below to fill out our quick Exporting Survey. There are opportunities for our members to explore new markets and we are here to help. By taking this short survey you will help us better understand our members interest in exporting. […]

Wish you the very best over the holidays.

Seasons greeting everyone! The Bluewater Wood Alliance and the board of directors would like to extend best wishes of the season to all of our members, future members, government partners, and community stakeholders! As the year ends, we reflect on all of our accomplishments, and all of the good things to be thankful for in […]