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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 and Mission
Learn how we are increasing our members’ competitiveness by improving their know-how, raising their powers of innovation and increasing internationalization
If you are a wood products manufacturer or supplier, you can benefit from membership in Bluewater Wood Alliance.
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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!”
“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.”
“We cut our sanding labour in half from knowledge we learned on Plant Tour Focus Groups with the BWA.”
“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.”
“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.”
Our latest news and member events. Click here to more news
WMCO digital integration Industry 4.0 roadmap project meeting: NRcan IFIT
WMCO Applying Lean in the Office – Using Value Stream Mapping – March 29th, 2023
WMCO’s Toyota Cambridge Plant Tour Focus Group – February 22nd, 2023
WMCO Networking Event: Lean for the Office (Woodland Horizons Case Study); Economic Forecast/Financial Business Mgt Strategies
Happy New Year, Everyone!
WMCO Newsletter: Lean Yellow Belt; Buyers Guide to Tech & Shop Tour
WMCO Newsletter – H&S see’s 2x ROI and Export Toolbelt Guide
High-tech Talk, Old School Values
WMCO receives $1 million to study cluster opportunities
LEARN MORE ABOUT OUR PROGRAMS
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.