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WMCO Export Roundtable Event: How to Enter/Expand US Markets – Part 2

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On September 23rd, the WMCO brought forward Part 2 of our export roundtable series, which included guest presenter Maggie Weaver [...]
Lean Training Roadmap - Level 1 - August 2021

WMCO Newsletter – Seeing waste for what it is

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Another Lean Road Map training has wrapped up. And in its wake are more WMCO wood manufacturers with wider eyes […]

WMCO Continues Discussion on Market Direction with Members

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On August 12th, the WMCO continued to facilitate discussions regarding the elevated prices with supply chains as well as constrained […]

WMCO hosted a Virtual Case Study/Plant Focus Tour of Tri-Coat Wood Finishing

WMCO Newsletter: Online events July 6th & 7th Wrap-ups

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Recently on July 7th, the WMCO hosted a Virtual Case Study/Plant Focus Tour of Tri-Coat Wood Finishing. The event featured [...]

WMCO Newsletter: Online event June 3rd & 17th Wrap-ups

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June for WMCO members was a particularly full month with two online networking events and our first cohort meeting for [...]

WMCO Newsletter – Export Round Table Event: US Export Toolkit

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On May 19th, Maggie Weaver, Principal of Shaftesbury Associates, joined the WMCO to present for our Export Round Table Event. […]

WMCO Newsletter: What You Measure, You Can Improve

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On April 15th, WMCO hosted an open online networking event that featured guest speaker Sepp Gmeiner, Partner at Lignum Consulting, [...]

Digital Marketing Workshop – What is Your Brand Strategy?

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What is Your Brand Strategy? Who Are You Targeting? How Are You Tracking Results? March 30th marked the beginning of our […]

Sales Management Workshop on March 26, 2021

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Has your company been chasing rabbits while reaching for elephants in sales? Are you meeting with your team regularly, and […]

Virtual Plant Tour Focus Group at Element5 Co.

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On March 25th, 2021, we hosted our first plant tour focus group under our new name, Wood Manufacturing Cluster of […]

Bluewater Wood Alliance (BWA): Name and Brand Change on Our 10 Year Anniversary!

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The Wood Manufacturing Cluster of Ontario (WMCO) That is what the BWA board of directors, upon reflection on the last [...]

WMCO Creates Buying Group

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Bluewater Wood Alliance is pleased to announce the creation of The Wood Supply-Chain Group Inc. For several years, our Buying [...]
Above: Andrew Wall, President Sandler Training Milton, discusses common sales professionals' sales processes and their limits in today's marketplace.

Selling Skills for the 21st Century

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When it is time to build your pipeline of prospects, what is a common challenge that comes to mind? Is […]

Newsletter – Online Lean Road Map Training Event

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For a lot of companies, time is always a premium. “We’re too busy right now” is something of a familiar [...]

Online Networking Event – Pandemic shockwave accelerates Disruptive Digital Marketing

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Following a seemingly unending year of uncertainty in Canada and around the world, the BWA kicked off 2021 addressing the […]

Opportunity for Members – BC Wood – Global Buyers Mission

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  BC Wood – Global Buyers Mission January 25th to 29th, 2021  Registration is now open – Click here to confirm […]

Forest Sector Safety Measures Fund – Offset costs for COVID-19 safety

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BWA members are eligible for the Forest Sector Safety Measures Fund to offset costs for COVID-19 safety. This is provincial […]

Seasons Greetings!

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Hello everyone! What a year it has been for the Bluewater Wood Alliance and its members! The wood industry in […]

Virtual 1 to 1 networking online and features alternative Workforce Development Sources!

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Regional talent pools and low interest in the trade sector make it difficult to find motivated and committed employees. Our [...]

Virtual Plant Tour Focus Group – CCW Architectural Millwork Inc.

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How do you provide an immersive experience for plant tours when Ontario & Canada grapples with a pandemic and its […]

BWA Export Roundtable Event Series Exporting into the U.S.

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October 28th, 2020 saw the BWA host our Export Round Table Event that included BWA members as well as presentations from Gwenaële Montagner […]

BWA Online Finishing Panel brings ideas to the table

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On October 15th, 2020 BWA members join our first open discussion on the topic of Finishing for a variety of […]

WMC UBC Online Management Courses Oct 2020

Click to Read or Share Press Release Attached is a press release for UBC’s upcoming Management Training Program offerings for […]

Woodworking Technology Days – Mississauga – OCT 22nd, 23rd, 24th

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In a year of cancelled trade shows and industry events, a unique, ‘in-person’ (NOT virtual!), event will be taking place […]

BWA Doubleheader Health & Safety Event hit it out of the park!

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The BWA Doubleheader Health & Safety Online Workshop took place virtually on September 1st, 2020. Members logging in from across […]

BWA Online Roundtable Event – Mental Health First Aid

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First responder and Mental Health professional Jake Mitchell joined us on July 15th. He shared up-to-date information on best practices […]

IoT in a Box Co-op Program

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  An exciting new program & budget-friendly way to start your IoT initiative. This is a student work placement developed to improve […]

BWA Newsletter – Health & Safety and COVID-19 Best Practices

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MANY IN THE WOOD INDUSTRY HAVE PIVOTED QUICKLY AND ADOPTED A NEW “NORMAL” FOR DAILY OPERATIONS. What do COVID-19 best practices look like for the wood […]

BWA Newsletter – Economist Forecast & Leadership Skills

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BWA takes a high-level look at economic activity and launches a 12-part Leadership Series and continues with Online Sales Training! […]

ExportON!: Opportunities in Latin America

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The Ontario government remains committed to creating opportunities for the business community to help them remain strong and get back […]

Digital Prospecting: An essential practice in an online world – but which method to employ?

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It is perhaps safe to say how we interact online in business is now the new normal for the foreseeable future. […]

BWA Newsletter – Staying aligned with updates!

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By popular demand, April 29th saw the Bluewater Wood Alliance bring back a recap and status update on the Emergency Response Act (ERA) as well a document […]

BWA Online Roundtable COVID-19 Events Recap!

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April 15th, wood manufacturing businesses, suppliers, community partners all came together for a large online roundtable discussion to talk about the C.E.R.B, wage subsidy, legislation, essential businesses, and what framework companies can operate […]

BWA – Challenging times met with new online connectivity

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In recent weeks, we have all seen the rapid and devastating effects of the COVID-19 virus and its impact on […]

BWA Update – Face Shield – Free CNC Files & Funding Programs

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We are navigating our way through the COVID-19 crisis and beginning to get a clearer picture of what the next few […]

BWA and COVID-19 Response

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As the COVID-19 situation evolves, the BWA has taken several steps to assist members.  We have posted links to government services […]

BWA Sales Training – Selling Quality & Selling Smart!

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Last week on March 4th, the Bluewater Wood Alliance held our BWA Sandler Training Milton – Sales Workshop: To Export Readiness with […]

BWA to postpone upcoming Quarterly Networking Event at Humber College.

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To help limit the spread of the COVID-19 virus, we are postponing our upcoming Quarterly Networking Event at Humber College […]

Health & Safety and the Law: Are you sure you’re in the know on H&S?

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Recently the BWA launched its brand-new Health and Safety Program for the wood industry! The first event in the series […]

BWA Export Round Table Report!

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February 14th at EDC Growth Hub in Kitchener, BWA members came together to discuss and share experiences in a round table […]

Lean Leadership Rises to the Occasion

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If you could change one thing in your factory, what would it be? What is a key struggle you deal […]

BWA Launches Production Leadership Training Event

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January 15th at EDC Export Growth Hub in Kitchener, Canada’s only business hub, the Bluewater Wood Alliance launched for the first time it’s […]

Year in Review Bluewater Wood Alliance!

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Dear BWA members and partners: We would like to take the time to thank all of you for your ongoing […]

BWA Lean Road Map & Innovation Culture – An export readiness necessity

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December 11th, 2019 at EDC Export Growth Hub in Kitchener, Canada’s only business hub, BWA members came together to learn […]

Lean Road Map & Innovation Culture – An export readiness necessity

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December 11th, 2019 at EDC Export Growth Hub in Kitchener, Canada’s only business hub, BWA members came together to learn […]

Woody’s Premium Cabinetry – Lean Practices – Morning Meetings

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BWA Member – Woody’s Premium Cabinetry in London shares their adoption of the Lean practice of Morning Meetings.

BWA members travel to Toyota Cambridge for half-day TPS Tour and Lecture.

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On the afternoon of December 9th, 2019, BWA members arrived at the Toyota Cambridge Plant to attend the half-day TPS […]

Call for Interest: BWA Pilot Digital Adoption Project 2020

Hello Everyone, Recent transitions in Ottawa under the forestry innovation file have indicated there may be some funding program announcements […]

BWA features continuous improvement at Windmill Cabinets for Plant Focus Tour

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On November 21st, members of the Bluewater Wood Alliance attended the Plant Tour Focus Group at Windmill Cabinets located in Chatham, Ontario. […]

BWA members get insiders view on TPS with seminar and plant tour

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On November 18th, members of the Bluewater Wood Alliance attended the Cambridge Toyota Motor Manufacturing Canada (TMMC) tour, which included […]

Plant Tour Focus Group – Toyota Cambridge Plant TPS Lecture & Tour

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On November 18th, members of the Bluewater Wood Alliance attended the Cambridge Toyota Motor Manufacturing Canada (TMMC) tour, which included […]

Thanks to everyone who helped make WMS 2019 a success for the BWA!

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THANKS TO EVERYONE WHO HELPED MAKE WMS 2019 A SUCCESS FOR THE BWA! Special thanks to Brad Cairns of Quantum Lean, [...]

Bluewater Wood Alliance at Doma Doors Mfg. Ltd.

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Thursday, October 9th, 2019 the BWA facilitated a Plant Tour Focus Group of 35,000 sq. Ft Doma Doors Ltd. located […]

Bluewater Wood Alliance presents at sold out event – Manufacturing Matters 2019

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Thursday, October 3rd, 2019, Mike Baker, Executive Director of the BWA, delivered an informative discussion on the state of Wood […]

Quarterly Networking Event – Export Readiness Series – September 26th

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Export Development: Removing the risk; expanding markets Canada is widely regarded internationally for its high-quality wood products. Our expertise opens […]

BWA Sales Training – How to align sales strategies with customer expectations

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September 18, 2019, the BWA hosted its Sales Training Event – An Export Readiness Series in Milton, ON and hosted […]

Mike Baker, BWA’s Executive Director invited panelist at Africa Forum Toronto Sept 13th!

Dates: September 13-15th, 2019 Location: Ontario Investment and Trade Centre 250 Yonge St, Toronto, ON M5B 2L7 To learn more […]

BWA Lean Leadership: To Export Readiness – paves the way for success!

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Thursday, August 29th marked an exciting new phase with the first BWA Lean Leadership: To Export Readiness Training Event at […]

BWA MEMBERS TRAVEL TO MTECH HUB TO LEARN ABOUT THE YVES LANDRY FOUNDATION

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On August 20, 2019 many manufacturers made their way to Burlington to attend a joint BWA-MTech Hub Event.  This was […]

Strategic Leadership and Planning for the Future at the Summer Quarterly Networking Event in Walkerton!

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On Thursday, June 20th, the BWA hosted its Summer Quarterly Networking Event at the Walkerton Clean Water Center. Mike Baker, […]

Canada’s Innovation Corridor Summit – Taking the Corridor to Market

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Mike Baker, Executive Director of the BWA participated in the 2nd Annual Innovation Corridor Summit on June 11, 2019, at the Metro […]

BWA TOYOTA PLANT TOURS RECAP – TOYOTA MANUFACTURING: SUCCESS AS A PROCESS IN ACTION.

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Take a 3 million square ft. facility, fill it with a constantly moving stream of parts, robots, machines; factor in […]

BWA attends the EU-Canada Cluster Matchmaking Event

The European Cluster Collaboration Platform (ECCP) hosts the EU-Canada Cluster Matchmaking Event 2019 on 5-7 June 2019, in cooperation with the […]

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

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On May 16th, the BWA hosted its Lean Road Map Training Event for manufacturers and suppliers at EDC’s Kitchener location: […]

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

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On Thursday, March 28th, the BWA hosted it’s annual Spring Quarterly Networking Event at Humber College School of Trades Woodworking […]

BWA Plant Tour Focus Group at Durham Furniture Recap!

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[av_textblock size=’16’ font_color=” color=”] Wednesday, February 27th marked the latest BWA Plant Tour Focus Group held at Durham Furniture with over […]

BWA Sales Management Training Event attracts Leadership

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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 […]

BWA Sales Management Training Event attracts Leadership

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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 […]

HOW DO WE GROW AND DEVELOP OUR STAFF?

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By Andrew Wall, Sandler Training Milton As a professional development expert, I get asked all the time how do I […]

BWA members movin’ full steam to Lean.

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On January 24th, 2019 the BWA hosted it’s Lean Road Map Training Event at Kitchener’s premier business hub EDC’s Export […]

BWA MEMBERS MOVIN’ FULL STEAM TO LEAN.

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BWA Lean Road Map Training Event packed the room with manufacturers eager to learn. On January 24th, 2019 the BWA […]

Season’s Greetings from Bluewater Wood Alliance

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Season’s Greetings to everyone! As we look back over the year for the BWA, we have much to be thankful […]

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 […]

BWA Lean Road Map Features: Highway to Throughput.

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Thursday, December 6th Bluewater Wood Alliance manufacturers assembled at the Kitchener Public Library for in-depth training on Lean Manufacturing. What does […]

BWA LEAN ROAD MAP FEATURES: HIGHWAY TO THROUGHPUT.

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Sepp Gmeiner & Brad Cairns highlight Lean Manufacturing with an in-depth look. Thursday, December 6th Bluewater Wood Alliance manufacturers assembled […]

Wood Manufacturers Meet From Across Southwestern Ontario.

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Wood Manufacturers Meet From Across Southwestern Ontario.

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Owners, leaders travelled from all across Southwestern Ontario to the Ron Joyce Center in Burlington for the Bluewater Wood Alliance’s […]

Plant Focus Tour at Woody’s Premium Cabinetry

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[av_textblock size=” font_color=” color=”] Heavy rain and the drive didn’t stop BWA members from traveling out to Plant Focus Tour […]

Plant Focus Tour at Woody’s Premium Cabinetry

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Heavy rain and the drive didn’t stop BWA members from traveling out to Plant Focus Tour at Woody’s Premium Cabinetry [...]

BWA Sandler Training Milton – Sales Training Event!

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Too much time with prospects without certainty they will become clients? Customers & prospects over scrutinize price & not seeing […]

BWA Sandler Sales Milton – Sales Training Event!

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Too much time with prospects without certainty they will become clients? Customers & prospects over scrutinize price & not seeing [...]

TCI Network Global Conference on Clusters in Toronto Oct 16-18!

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Mike Baker, Executive Director of the Bluewater Wood Alliance (BWA), is very excited to be a panelist with other global […]

TCI NETWORK GLOBAL CONFERENCE ON CLUSTERS IN TORONTO OCT 16-18!

Mike Baker, Executive Director of the Bluewater Wood Alliance (BWA), is very excited to be a panelist with other global […]

INFO PACKED DAY @ BWA’S QUARTERLY NETWORKING EVENT SEPT.28TH

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Friday, September 28th marked the Bluewater Wood Alliance’s 29th Quarterly Networking Event. The Bluewater Wood Alliance provided industry experts to talk about: […]

Info packed day @ BWA’s Quarterly Networking Event Sept.28th

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On August 29th the Bluewater Wood Alliance hosted our Lean Training Event in Kitchener!

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On August 29th the Bluewater Wood Alliance hosted our Lean Training Event in Kitchener!

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Wood manufacturers are recognizing how eliminating waste is key to staying competitive and adaptable to change in our evolving industry! [...]

QUARTERLY NETWORKING EVENT – RECAP!

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The 27th Quarterly Networking Event happened last week in Walkerton, ON. We hosted over 35 BWA members providing value with […]

Quarterly Networking Event – Recap!

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The 27th Quarterly Networking Event happened last week in Walkerton, ON. We hosted over 35 BWA members providing value with […]

We’ve Added to the Team!

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We’ve Added to the Team!

We’ve added to our team! We want to welcome Ryan Tabone to the Bluewater Wood Alliance. He fills the new role [...]

Mike Baker to speak at the Wood Best Practices Forum in Vancouver BC.

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Mike Baker is looking forward to speaking at the Wood Best Practices Forum June 4-6, 2018 in Vancouver British Columbia. […]

Mike Baker to speak at the Wood Best Practices Forum in Vancouver BC.

Mike Baker is looking forward to speaking at the Wood Best Practices Forum June 4-6, 2018 in Vancouver British Columbia. [...]

BWA Lean Roadmap – Training Event Fills The Room with 35 Members!

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On May 4, 2018, 35 BWA company reps participated in a dynamic day of Lean training in Kitchener! The BWA has [...]

BWA Sandler Training Milton Sales Training: Retraining Behaviours for Sales Successes!

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Do you ever think to yourself there just isn’t enough hours in the day, or wonder how you can work […]

BWA Sandler Sales Training: Retraining Behaviours for Sales Successes!

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Do you ever think to yourself there just isn’t enough hours in the day, or wonder how you can work [...]

The 26th BWA Quarterly Networking Event: US Export/Import and NAFTA, Colour Trends and Bill 142.

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The 26th Quarterly Networking Event was held at Humber College in Etobicoke, ON, and hosted over 40 BWA member companies […]

The 26th BWA Quarterly Networking Event: US Export/Import and NAFTA, Colour Trends and Bill 142.

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The 26th Quarterly Networking Event was held at Humber College in Etobicoke, ON, and hosted over 40 BWA member companies [...]

Bill 148 Fair Workplace Act Learning Event

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We’ve all heard about the changes Bill 148 Fair Workplace Act will have and have had on the Employment Standards […]

Bill 148 Fair Workplace Act Learning Event

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We’ve all heard about the changes Bill 148 Fair Workplace Act will have and have had on the Employment Standards [...]

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

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The Bluewater Wood Alliance is part of the “Next Generation Manufacturing Supercluster,” with automotive, aerospace, IT, robotics and other major […]

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

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The Bluewater Wood Alliance is part of the "Next Generation Manufacturing Supercluster," with automotive, aerospace, IT, robotics and other major [...]

BWA Proud Partner with Next Generation Manufacturing Supercluster!

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After six months of working with various industry sector leaders, academia, and other partners, the Bluewater Wood Alliance is representing […]

BWA Proud Partner with Next Generation Manufacturing Supercluster!

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After six months of working with various industry sector leaders, academia, and other partners, the Bluewater Wood Alliance is representing [...]

Members Get a Shot of Sales Expertise: Tip of the Iceberg

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Most of us in the wood industry who run our own businesses also perform a sales role for the company. […]

Members Get a Shot of Sales Expertise: Tip of the Iceberg

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Most of us in the wood industry who run our own businesses also perform a sales role for the company. [...]

BWA Plant Tour Focus Group Attracts 40 Companies for Learning!

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The BWA Plant Tour Focus Groups continue to draw members from far and wide from across southwestern Ontario. BWA members […]

Plant Tour Focus Group – George Guenzler & Son

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The BWA Plant Tour Focus Groups continue to draw members from far and wide from across southwestern Ontario. BWA members [...]

BWA Plant Tour Focus Group Attracts 40 Companies for Learning!

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The BWA Plant Tour Focus Groups continue to draw members from far and wide from across southwestern Ontario. BWA members [...]

BWA Members participating in IMM Cologne International Interiors Show

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BWA is starting the year off on the right foot with a collaborative export development project: a booth at IMM […]

BWA Members participating in IMM Cologne International Interiors Show

BWA is starting the year off on the right foot with a collaborative export development project: a booth at IMM [...]

New Years Greetings to everyone!

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2017 was a very productive year in the evolution of the Bluewater Wood Alliance! As the only managed industry-lead cluster […]

New Years Greetings to everyone!

2017 was a very productive year in the evolution of the Bluewater Wood Alliance! As the only managed industry-lead cluster [...]

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 […]

BWA Quarterly Networking Event in Burlington Extends Reach!

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As the BWA continues to attract new members from across southwestern Ontario, it is important to extend the reach of […]

BWA Quarterly Networking Event in Burlington Extends Reach!

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As the BWA continues to attract new members from across southwestern Ontario, it is important to extend the reach of [...]

Bluewater Wood Alliance expands reach, influence | Woodworking Canada

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Bluewater Wood Alliance Featured in Woodworking Canada! November 24, 2017 The Bluewater Wood Alliance continues to grow its membership and […]

Bluewater Wood Alliance expands reach, influence | Woodworking Canada

Bluewater Wood Alliance Featured in Woodworking Canada! November 24, 2017 The Bluewater Wood Alliance continues to grow its membership and [...]

Creative Mixer – Thornbury

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[av_textblock size=” font_color=” color=”] Catch us at the Creative Mixer in Thornbury. Wednesday November 8th, 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm. […]

Toyota Plant Tour – October 26th

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Spaces still available for the November 15th – 2 pm Toyota Plant Tour. Book Now!  

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As you know, the Bluewater Wood Alliance has been facilitating export development for its members in collaboration with its government […]

BWA Has Another Hit Meeting Event at Conestoga College for 60 Companies!

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Having the Ontario Centre for Wood Processing at Conestoga College host the BWA Quarterly Networking Event seems a perfect fit! […]

BWA Has Another Hit Meeting Event at Conestoga College for 60 Companies!

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Having the Ontario Centre for Wood Processing at Conestoga College host the BWA Quarterly Networking Event seems a perfect fit! […]

Global Buyers Mission 2017

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The Bluewater Wood Alliance recently attended the Global Buyers Mission, hosted by BC Wood at Whistler, BC. Two BWA members: […]

GLOBAL BUYERS MISSION 2017

The Bluewater Wood Alliance recently attended the Global Buyers Mission, hosted by BC Wood at Whistler, BC. Two BWA members: […]

WSIB – Small Business Health & Safety Program.

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WSIB – Small Business Health and Safety Program

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With enough interest from our members, WSIB will organize a Small Business Health and Safety Program focused on our challenges. […]

BWA June Quarterly Event Provides Employment Law Updates, WSIB, and New Website!

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Greetings from the new BWA Website! The Bluewater Wood Alliance cluster has developed a new website platform to facilitate engagement […]

BWA JUNE QUARTERLY EVENT PROVIDES EMPLOYMENT LAW UPDATES, WSIB, AND NEW WEBSITE!

Greetings from the new BWA Website! The Bluewater Wood Alliance cluster has developed a new website platform to facilitate engagement […]

BWA Quarterly Event with Member Case Studies at Humber College Attracts Wood Industry

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Building relationships that add value is what the BWA cluster network for the wood industry is all about! The Bluewater […]

BWA QUARTERLY EVENT WITH MEMBER CASE STUDIES AT HUMBER COLLEGE ATTRACTS WOOD INDUSTRY

Building relationships that add value are what the BWA cluster network for the wood industry is all about! The Bluewater […]

Bluewater Wood Alliance Featured in ICP Research Blog on Cluster Organizations! March 8, 2017

Cluster organizations are the centre of cluster development in practice March 08, 2017 In Working Paper 26, Clusters in Ontario, […]

BWA Plant Tour Focus Group Examines Water Based Coatings Attracts 50 Members: Again!

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The strength of the Bluewater Wood Alliance cluster is that it brings into action many inputs from our industry to […]

BWA PLANT TOUR FOCUS GROUP EXAMINES WATER BASED COATINGS ATTRACTS 50 MEMBERS: AGAIN!

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The strength of the Bluewater Wood Alliance cluster is that it brings into action many inputs from our industry to […]

Plant Tour Focus Group – Woodlawn Furniture Market

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The strength of the Bluewater Wood Alliance cluster is that it brings into action many inputs from our industry to […]

BWA Plant Tour Focus Group Attracts Over 50: Largest Tour Group Yet!

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The shop floor is where “rubber hits the road” when it comes to running your business. It is the place […]

BWA Finishes 2016 Hitting Milestone of 100 Member Companies!

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Greetings everyone! This past year has been a very busy and productive one for the BWA and its members! Factories […]

BWA FINISHES 2016 HITTING MILESTONE OF 100 MEMBER COMPANIES!

Greetings everyone! This past year has been a very busy and productive one for the BWA and its members! Factories […]

BWA 22nd Quarterly Event Continues with CNC, Export, and Process Improvement!

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The 22nd BWA event was held at the Walkerton Clean Water Centre in Walkerton, ON, and hosted over 40 BWA […]

BWA 22ND QUARTERLY EVENT CONTINUES WITH CNC, EXPORT, AND PROCESS IMPROVEMENT!

The 22nd BWA event was held at the Walkerton Clean Water Centre in Walkerton, ON, and hosted over 40 BWA […]

BWA Plant Tour Host Art For Everyday Shares Challenges and Expertise!

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Through-put challenges created by bottlenecks in production are common challenges for all manufacturers. Driving wasteful steps out of your process […]

BWA PLANT TOUR HOST ART FOR EVERYDAY SHARES CHALLENGES AND EXPERTISE!

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Through-put challenges created by bottlenecks in production are common challenges for all manufacturers. Driving wasteful steps out of your process […]

Plant Tour Focus Group – Art for Everyday

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Through-put challenges created by bottlenecks in production are common challenges for all manufacturers. Driving wasteful steps out of your process […]

Minister for MNRF Attends BWA 21st Quarterly Networking Event: a Big Hit with 90 Attendees!

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When you take the true clustering model the BWA delivers by including stakeholders like Conestoga College’s Ontario Woodworking Centre, combined […]

MINISTER FOR MNRF ATTENDS BWA 21ST QUARTERLY NETWORKING EVENT: A BIG HIT WITH 90 ATTENDEES!

When you take the true clustering model the BWA delivers by including stakeholders like Conestoga College’s Ontario Woodworking Centre, combined […]

BWA Finishing Training is Back by Popular Demand!

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It is what the customer sees first. The look, the feel, the durability. Those that have finishing in their process […]

BWA FINISHING TRAINING IS BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND!

It is what the customer sees first. The look, the feel, the durability. Those that have finishing in their process […]

BWA 20TH QUARTERLY NETWORKING EVENT: DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION, EXPORT, AND ONTARIO WOOD, AND WELCOME NEW MEMBERS!

Industry 4.0 is here to stay! The wood industry is getting on board with events like this! BWA welcomes 5 […]

BWA 20th Quarterly Networking Event: Digital Transformation, Export, and Ontario Wood, and Welcome New Members!

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Industry 4.0 is here to stay! The wood industry is getting on board with events like this! BWA welcomes 5 […]

BWA Export Development Project to Dubai UAE Hits the Mark!

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One big advantage of participating in a cluster like the BWA is that companies can collaborate together on mutually benefitting […]

BWA EXPORT DEVELOPMENT PROJECT TO DUBAI UAE HITS THE MARK!

One big advantage of participating in a cluster like the BWA is that companies can collaborate together on mutually benefitting […]

BWA Plant Tour Focus Group Attracts 34 Companies Across Cluster Region!

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Chatham, Thorold, St. Thomas, Barrie, Stratford, GTA, and all stops in between converge for valuable BWA plant tour learning event! […]

BWA PLANT TOUR FOCUS GROUP ATTRACTS 34 COMPANIES ACROSS CLUSTER REGION!

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Chatham, Thorold, St. Thomas, Barrie, Stratford, GTA, and all stops in between converge for valuable BWA plant tour learning event! […]

Plant Tour Focus Group – Woodland Horizons

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Chatham, Thorold, St. Thomas, Barrie, Stratford, GTA, and all stops in between converge for valuable BWA plant tour learning event! […]

EDC’s Peter Hall Has Good News for the Wood Industry!

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On March 30th Peter Hall, Chief Economist from Export Development Canada, presented to the BWA. Read on to see his […]

EDC’S PETER HALL HAS GOOD NEWS FOR THE WOOD INDUSTRY!

Rising Out of the (Saw)Dust By Peter G Hall, Vice-President and Chief Economist Wood products from this neck of the woods are […]

BWA Quarterly Event: Export and Lean Expertise Up Front For Wood Industry.

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Chief Economist for Export Development Canada, Peter Hall, and BWA member Mike Vokes from Vokes Furniture, both lined up to […]

BWA QUARTERLY EVENT: EXPORT AND LEAN EXPERTISE UP FRONT FOR WOOD INDUSTRY.

Chief Economist for Export Development Canada, Peter Hall, and BWA member Mike Vokes from Vokes Furniture, both lined up to […]

BWA High School Student Tours Continue in Huron/Perth Counties!

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Workforce development for the wood industry is critical! 60 more students toured our shops this week! Word gets around fast […]

BWA HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT TOURS CONTINUE IN HURON/PERTH COUNTIES!

Workforce development for the wood industry is critical! 60 more students toured our shops this week! Word gets around fast […]

BWA Members Host Plant Tours for Regional High School Shop Students!

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Wood industry workforce development is an important role for the BWA and its members! Read on to learn more! One […]

BWA MEMBERS HOST PLANT TOURS FOR REGIONAL HIGH SCHOOL SHOP STUDENTS!

Wood industry workforce development is an important role for the BWA and its members! Read on to learn more! One […]

BWA Feb 24 Plant Tour Involves Members to Brainstorm New Process Integration!

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Critical thinking is a skill that is truly transferable from one manufacturing process to another to enhance continuous improvement. Read […]

BWA FEB 24 PLANT TOUR INVOLVES MEMBERS TO BRAINSTORM NEW PROCESS INTEGRATION!

Critical thinking is a skill truly transferable from one manufacturing process to another to enhance continuous improvement. Read on to […]

BWA Jan 27-2016 Plant Tour Focus Group Draws 25 Companies To Share and Learn Best Practices!

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Adoption of new technology to move towards “Mass Customization” draws BWA member from far and wide! Read on! Mass customization […]

BWA JAN 27-2016 PLANT TOUR FOCUS GROUP DRAWS 25 COMPANIES TO SHARE AND LEARN BEST PRACTICES!

Adoption of new technology to move towards “Mass Customization” draws BWA member from far and wide! Read on! Mass customization […]

BWA Recognizes Hon. Minister Bill Mauro, MNRF, for Supporting BWA Cluster! BWA Now Expanding Cluster Region to include Southwestern Ontario!

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Its not easy getting 1-1 time with a provincial Minister, but the BWA did! Read on to learn why and […]

BWA RECOGNIZES HON. MINISTER BILL MAURO, MNRF, FOR SUPPORTING BWA CLUSTER! BWA NOW EXPANDING CLUSTER REGION TO INCLUDE SOUTHWESTERN ONTARIO!

It’s not easy getting 1-1 time with a provincial Minister, but the BWA did! Read on to learn why and […]

BWA Members Keep Up Date with Software/Machinery Integration and Finishing Technologies!

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The power of clustering is leveraged by the expertise found in the supply chain! Read on! Software/Machinery integration and finishing […]

BWA Learning Series Event Focuses on Changes to Increase Sales

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Making changes to current administrative practices can fee up time working ON your business instead of IN it!   On […]

BWA Cluster Collaborative Projects Open Export Markets for Members: Highpoint Market, NC

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One benefit of being a member of a real functioning cluster is collaborative projects for mutual benefit! Read on! High […]

BWA CLUSTER COLLABORATIVE PROJECTS OPEN EXPORT MARKETS FOR MEMBERS: HIGHPOINT MARKET, NC

One benefit of being a member of a real functioning cluster is collaborative projects for mutual benefit! Read on! High […]

BWA LEARNING SERIES EVENT FOCUSES ON CHANGES TO INCREASE SALES

Making changes to current administrative practices can fee up time working ON your business instead of IN it! On Oct […]

SEPT 17, 2015 QUARTERLY NETWORKING EVENT FOCUSES ON RISK MANAGEMENT AND R&D IN YOUR FACILITIES!

Loss control industry trends, and realizing R&D defined is very simple that can give you tax credits give members good […]

Sept 17, 2015 Quarterly Networking Event Focuses on Risk Management and R&D in your facilities!

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Loss control industry trends, and realizing R&D defined is very simple that can give you tax credits give members good […]

BWA Learning Events Deliver Value on Financial Management Skills.

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The BWA Learning Series Continued this month to address the complexities of skills required for successful financial management of your […]

BWA LEARNING EVENTS DELIVER VALUE ON FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT SKILLS.

The BWA Learning Series Continued this month to address the complexities of skills required for successful financial management of your […]

BWA Welcomes 10 New Member Companies to the Cluster at June event and AGM!

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The BWA has now grown to 72 members, 50 of them are manufacturers, and 22 of them are associate members! […]

BWA WELCOMES 10 NEW MEMBER COMPANIES TO THE CLUSTER AT JUNE EVENT AND AGM!

The BWA has now grown to 72 members, 50 of them are manufacturers, and 22 of them are associate members! […]

BWA Learning Series Continues with Lean Principles for Wood Manufacturing Excellence!

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May 28 marked the date for another successful event in the BWA Learning Series for 2015: Lean for Wood! Lean […]

BWA LEARNING SERIES CONTINUES WITH LEAN PRINCIPLES FOR WOOD MANUFACTURING EXCELLENCE!

May 28 marked the date for another successful event in the BWA Learning Series for 2015: Lean for Wood! Lean […]

BWA Learning Series Kicks off with Digital Marketing Strategies for Wood Product Manufacturers!

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Twenty BWA members travelled from across Southwestern Ontario to learn more about digital marketing and how to leverage it for […]

BWA LEARNING SERIES KICKS OFF WITH DIGITAL MARKETING STRATEGIES FOR WOOD PRODUCT MANUFACTURERS!

Twenty BWA members travelled from across Southwestern Ontario to learn more about digital marketing and how to leverage it for […]

BWA Featured in Ontario Wood Manufacturing Video!

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The BWA was asked to participate in a feature video portraying wood manufacturing in Ontario and the career opportunities! The […]

BWA FEATURED IN ONTARIO WOOD MANUFACTURING VIDEO!

The BWA was asked to participate in a feature video portraying wood manufacturing in Ontario and the career opportunities! The […]

Digital Marketing, Profit Improvement Planning, and Panel Gluing Technologies bring value to members from far and wide!

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The weather cooperated for the BWA March 26 quarterly networking event that brought over 50 members together from across southwestern […]

DIGITAL MARKETING, PROFIT IMPROVEMENT PLANNING, AND PANEL GLUING TECHNOLOGIES BRING VALUE TO MEMBERS FROM FAR AND WIDE!

The weather cooperated for the BWA March 26 quarterly networking event that brought over 50 members together from across southwestern […]

BWA Plant Tour Focus Group Brings Lead Time Reduction Ideas to Members.

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We all know that the shorter your lead times, the more appealing that is to potential customers. How many customers […]

BWA PLANT TOUR FOCUS GROUP BRINGS LEAD TIME REDUCTION IDEAS TO MEMBERS.

We all know that the shorter your lead times, the more appealing that is to potential customers. How many customers […]

BWA Plant Tour Focus Groups Bring Value to Family Business Owners!

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Seventeen BWA member companies travelled across the cluster region to learn from each other through the BWA Plant Tour Focus […]

BWA PLANT TOUR FOCUS GROUPS BRING VALUE TO FAMILY BUSINESS OWNERS!

Seventeen BWA member companies travelled across the cluster region to learn from each other through the BWA Plant Tour Focus […]

BWA 2014 Year in Review!

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Another year has passed for the BWA with much to reflect on and be proud of! For all of us […]

BWA 2014 YEAR IN REVIEW!

Another year has passed for the BWA with much to reflect on and be proud of! For all of us […]

BWA Quarterly Networking Event Rescheduled Due to Weather.

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Mother Nature is throwing us a curve ball but we are all set to go continue with this event March […]

BWA QUARTERLY NETWORKING EVENT RESCHEDULED DUE TO WEATHER.

Mother Nature is throwing us a curve ball but we are all set to go continue with this event March […]

BWA Plant Tour Focus Group Brings Members Together from Across Cluster Region!

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BWA plant tour focus groups concentrate on continuous improvement, and allow members to share and learn from their challenges and […]

BWA PLANT TOUR FOCUS GROUP BRINGS MEMBERS TOGETHER FROM ACROSS CLUSTER REGION!

BWA plant tour focus groups concentrate on continuous improvement, and allow members to share and learn from their challenges and […]

BWA Radio Interview with BWA Manager Mike Baker.

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[av_textblock size=” font_color=” color=”] Recently, the Bluewater Wood Alliance was invited to tell the BWA story and talk about workforce […]

BWA Radio Interview with BWA Manager Mike Baker.

Recently, the Bluewater Wood Alliance was invited to tell the BWA story and talk about workforce development for the industry […]

14th Quarterly BWA Networking Event reviews the BWA RED project, the IWF Show and provides Hardware Forum.

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The BWA 14th quarterly networking September 18, 2018 provides value to members with details of BWA activities and the RED […]

14TH QUARTERLY BWA NETWORKING EVENT REVIEWS THE BWA RED PROJECT, THE IWF SHOW AND PROVIDES HARDWARE FORUM.

The BWA 14th quarterly networking September 18, 2014 provides value to members with details of BWA activities and the RED […]

Annual Mike McGlynn Memorial Wood Fair a Growing Success!

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Mike McGlynn was the victim of a tragic woodlot workplace accident in December, 2012. His spirit lives on in this […]

ANNUAL MIKE MCGLYNN MEMORIAL WOOD FAIR A GROWING SUCCESS!

Mike McGlynn was the victim of a tragic woodlot workplace accident in December 2012. His spirit lives on in this […]

BWA Round Table Aug 26th Event Tackles Lean for Administration.

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As the summer winds down, BWA members get engaged in round table discussions on applying Lean concepts to the front […]

BWA ROUND TABLE AUG 26TH EVENT TACKLES LEAN FOR ADMINISTRATION.

As the summer winds down, BWA members get engaged in round table discussions on applying Lean concepts to the front […]

BWA 13th Quarterly Networking Event Another Big Success!

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June 19, 2014 marked the date of the 13th BWA quarterly networking event with value-added speakers with a member twist! […]

BWA 13TH QUARTERLY NETWORKING EVENT ANOTHER BIG SUCCESS!

June 19, 2014 marked the date of the 13th BWA quarterly networking event with value-added speakers with a member twist! […]

BWA MEMBERS RETURN TO DUBAI INDEX SHOW FOR EXPORT PROSPECTS.

Seven BWA manufacturing members returned to Dubai, UAE to test their solid wood products in a lucrative marketplace! Two years […]

BWA Members Return to Dubai Index Show for Export Prospects.

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Seven BWA manufacturing members returned to Dubai, UAE to test their solid wood products in a lucrative marketplace! Two years […]

BWA PLANT TOUR FOCUS GROUP EXAMINES DESIGN TO ERP TO MANUFACTURING

Cabinet Shops are beginning to embrace technology that streamlines the customer experience all the way through manufacturing. Read on to […]

BWA Plant Tour Focus Group Examines Design to ERP to Manufacturing

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Cabinet Shops are beginning to embrace technology that streamlines the customer experience all the way through manufacturing. Read on to […]

BWA SHARES INDUSTRY KNOWLEDGE TO POST SECONDARY TRAINING FOR THE WOOD INDUSTRY!

All colleges in Ontario have steering committees for their various programs to help them keep curriculum and content relevant and […]

BWA Shares Industry Knowledge to Post Secondary Training for the Wood Industry!

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All colleges in Ontario have steering committees for their various programs to help them keep curriculum and content relevant and […]

BWA Members Get the Goods on Water-Based Finishes.

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Finishing is a moving target for all wood product manufacturers that rely on a consistent quality finish. Read on to […]

BWA MEMBERS GET THE GOODS ON WATER-BASED FINISHES.

Finishing is a moving target for all wood product manufacturers that rely on a consistent quality finish. Read on to […]

BWA Finishing Training

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Members have asked for it and here it is! To view the full PDF flyer, please  Click to download.

BWA FINISHING TRAINING

Members have asked for it and here it is! To view the full PDF flyer, please  BWA CourseTraining

BWA Plant Tour Focus Groups Zoom-In on Throughput Opportunities!

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Continuous improvement is an ongoing exercise for successful manufactures today. Read on to learn how West Bros Furniture is engaging […]

BWA PLANT TOUR FOCUS GROUPS ZOOM-IN ON THROUGHPUT OPPORTUNITIES!

Continuous improvement is an ongoing exercise for successful manufactures today. Read on to learn how West Bros Furniture is engaging […]

BWA Roundtable Events Facilitate Learning on Government Programs!

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The maze of government programs out there make it very confusing for wood manufacturing companies to know where to start. […]

BWA ROUNDTABLE EVENTS FACILITATE LEARNING ON GOVERNMENT PROGRAMS!

The maze of government programs out there makes it very confusing for wood manufacturing companies to know where to start. […]

BWA NOW REGULAR BLOG ON WOODWORKING NETWORK!

As the BWA begins to grow and expand its activities, it is starting to turn heads! Recently the Woodworking Network […]

BWA Now Regular Blog on Woodworking Network!

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As the BWA begins to grow and expand its activities, it is starting to turn heads! Recently the Woodworking Network […]

BWA WELCOMES FOUR NEW MEMBERS!

We are pleased to announce four new members to the BWA! Please check out their websites and feel free to […]

BWA OFFERS COLLEGES ENGAGEMENT WITH INDUSTRY PARTNERS FOR PROGRAM DEVELOPMENT!

BWA sits on the steering committee for the Cabinetmaking Program at Georgian College. By bringing industry to the table, college […]

BWA Offers Colleges Engagement with Industry Partners for Program Development!

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BWA sits on the steering committee for the Cabinetmaking Program at Georgian College. By bringing industry to the table, college […]

BWA PACKS THE HOUSE FOR NOV 27TH QUARTERLY EVENT!

Early winter in southwestern Ontario did not dampen the spirits of over 50 participants at BWA’s November 27, 2013 event! […]

BWA Packs the House for Nov 27th Quarterly Event!

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An early winter in southwestern Ontario did not dampen the spirits of over 50 participants at BWA’s November 27, 2013 […]

Georgian College offers skilled Office Administration Executive students for Internships!

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The Office Administration—Executive Program is a two-year course of studies leading to a Georgian College diploma. Companies have the opportunity […]

GEORGIAN COLLEGE OFFERS SKILLED OFFICE ADMINISTRATION EXECUTIVE STUDENTS FOR INTERNSHIPS!

The Office Administration—Executive Program is a two-year course of studies leading to a Georgian College diploma. Companies have the opportunity […]

BWA MEMBERS GET A SHOT OF LEAN FROM VOKES FURNITURE!

BWA Plant Tour Focus Groups engage members in each other’s plants to address Continuous Improvement. Read on to learn about […]

BWA Members Get a Shot of Lean from Vokes Furniture!

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BWA Plant Tour Focus Groups engage members in each others plants to address Continuous Improvement. Read on to learn about […]

BWA’S SEPT 24, 2013 QUARTERLY EVENT DELIVERS MEMBER DRIVEN VALUE!

Sept 24, 2013, marked the day of the tenth quarterly networking event for the Bluewater Wood Alliance at the Walkerton […]

BWA’s Sept 24, 2013 Quarterly Event Delivers Member Driven Value!

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Sept 24, 2013, marked the day of the tenth quarterly networking event for the Bluewater Wood Alliance at the Walkerton […]

BWA MEMBER ROUND TABLE EXCHANGES : PROVIDE GOOD VALUABLE INFORMATION ON MOE.

Summer has flown by and the BWA members are quick to get back to business with valuable Round Table Exchanges. […]

BWA Member Round Table Exchanges : Provide Good Valuable Information on MOE.

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Summer has flown by and the BWA members are quick to get back to business with valuable Round Table Exchanges. […]

BWA EXPORT DEVELOPMENT PROJECT GETTING PRESS RECOGNITION!

The BWA Dubai Export Development Project has been embraced by the regional press with a great article. Read on! The […]

BWA Export Development Project Getting Press Recognition!

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The BWA Dubai Export Development Project has been embraced by the regional press with a great article. Read on! The […]

BWA JUNE 19 QUARTERLY NETWORKING EVENT A HUGE SUCCESS WITH A PACKED HOUSE!

When BWA Associate members collaborate to provide valuable information for members, it demonstrates the true value of real clustering! When […]

BWA June 19 Quarterly Networking Event a Huge Success with a Packed House!

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When BWA Associate members collaborate to provide valuable information for members, it demonstrates the true value of real clustering! When […]

BWA CREATES LINKS WITH GEORGIAN COLLEGE TO SUPPORT WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT

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Part of the BWA’s strategic plan is to create and develop links to area colleges where part of our future […]

BWA Creates Links with Georgian College to Support Workforce Development

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Part of the BWA’s strategic plan is to create and develop links to area colleges where part of our future […]

BWA RETURNS FROM DUBAI UAE WITH LEADS FOR NEW BUSINESS!

As many members and followers of the Bluewater Wood Alliance may be aware, the BWA recently returned from an export […]

BWA Returns from Dubai UAE with Leads for New Business!

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As many members and followers of the Bluewater Wood Alliance may be aware, the BWA recently returned from an export […]

BWA MEMBERS TACKLE EMPLOYEE ENGAGEMENT AS CONTINUOUS IMPROVEMENT THEME!

BWA manufacturing members meet regularly for Plant Tour Focus Groups with the theme of Continuous Improvement dictated by the host […]

BWA members tackle Employee Engagement as Continuous Improvement Theme!

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BWA manufacturing members meet regularly for Plant Tour Focus Groups with the theme of Continuous Improvement dictated by the host […]

BWA Export Development Project Going Global.

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After many months of planning and preparation, 7 BWA companies will be represented at the Index 2013 trade show in […]

BWA EXPORT DEVELOPMENT PROJECT GOING GLOBAL.

After many months of planning and preparation, 7 BWA companies will be represented at the Index 2013 trade show in […]

BWA’S PLANT TOUR FOCUS GROUPS CREATE VALUE FOR MEMBERS AND HOSTS!

Bogdon & Gross hosted BWA’s April Plant Tour Focus Group with an exercise for Continuous Improvement! Read on to learn […]

BWA’s Plant Tour Focus Groups Create Value for Members and Hosts!

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Bogdon & Gross hosted BWA’s April Plant Tour Focus Group with an exercise for Continuous Improvement! Read on to learn […]

WOODWORKING MAGAZINE PROFILES BWA!

It is nice to have the media on our side and help the BWA with its message. Thank-you to Adam […]

Woodworking Magazine Profiles BWA!

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It is nice to have the media on our side and help the BWA with its message. Thank-you to Adam […]

BWA Plant Tour Focus Groups Kick off with Great Gusto!

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The first of our new ongoing Plant Tour Focus Groups kicked off this week with a tour of Crate Designs […]

BWA PLANT TOUR FOCUS GROUPS KICK OFF WITH GREAT GUSTO!

The first of our new ongoing Plant Tour Focus Groups kicked off this week with a tour of Crate Designs […]

BWA March 2013 Networking Events Engage All!

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The March 6, 2013 networking events for the BWA provided an engaging venue to both Manufacturing and Associate members. An […]

BWA MARCH 2013 NETWORKING EVENTS ENGAGE ALL!

The March 6, 2013 networking events for the BWA provided an engaging venue to both Manufacturing and Associate members. An […]

IT Baseline Project Value Stream Mapping Sessions a Hit with Members!

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BWA members are reaping the benefits of the Value Stream Mapping Training aspect of the IT Baseline Project! Read on […]

IT BASELINE PROJECT VALUE STREAM MAPPING SESSIONS A HIT WITH MEMBERS!

BWA members are reaping the benefits of the Value Stream Mapping Training aspect of the IT Baseline Project! Read on […]

Canada Summer Jobs Program

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Time to start thinking about summer in February! Funding is available to hire summer students: Read on! The Canada Summer […]

CME SMART FUNDING PROSPERITY NOW INITIATIVE.

A number of Bluewater Wood Alliance members have utilized this funding. Read on and follow the link to learn more […]

CME SMART Funding Prosperity Now Initiative.

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A number of Bluewater Wood Alliance members have utilized this funding. Read on and follow the link to learn more […]

PLANT TOUR FOCUS GROUPS SCHEDULED FOR 2013.

Plant tour focus groups are another new forum to engage with members and share best practices! They are now scheduled […]

Plant Tour Focus Groups Scheduled for 2013.

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Plant tour focus groups are another new forum to engage with members and share best practices! They are now scheduled […]

BWA Welcomes Four New Members!

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We are pleased to announce four new members to the BWA! Please check out their websites and feel free to […]

7TH NETWORKING MEETING INTRODUCES NEW MANAGER!

Attendees at the November 27th networking meeting in Walkerton were treated to a full schedule of content that gave them […]

7th Networking Meeting Introduces New Manager!

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Attendees at the November 27th networking meeting in Walkerton were treated to a full schedule of content that gave them […]

BLUEWATER WINS NATIONAL HUMAN RESOURCES AWARD FOR WOODLINKS SUPPORT.

The Bluewater Wood Alliance was presented with a special award at the Wood Manufacturing Council Annual Awards banquet on October […]

Bluewater Wins National Human Resources Award for WoodLINKS support.

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The Bluewater Wood Alliance was presented with a special award at the Wood Manufacturing Council Annual Awards banquet on October […]

SEPTEMBER NETWORKING MEETING FULL OF SOLID INFORMATION.

The September networking meeting in Walkerton was information packed, highlighting innovations from IWF, new projects to benefit our members, a […]

September Networking Meeting Full of Solid Information.

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The September networking meeting in Walkerton was information packed, highlighting innovations from IWF, new projects to benefit our members, a […]

Bluewater Member Donates Wood to Local Schools.

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Bernie McGlynn Lumber helps local schools with wood for shop projects. Mildmay, Ont. – Bernie McGlynn Lumber, and division South […]

5th NETWORKING MEETING FEATURES SOFTWARE FOR DESIGN AND MANUFACTURING, PLUS A PRIMER ON APPLYING FOR GRANTS AND SR&ED TAX CREDITS

A sunny June 5th found over 40 people at the Walkerton Clean Water Centre for the first networking meeting of […]

BLUEWATER MEMBER DONATES WOOD TO LOCAL SCHOOLS.

Bernie McGlynn Lumber helps local schools with wood for shop projects. Mildmay, Ont. – Bernie McGlynn Lumber, and division South […]

5th Networking Meeting features Software for Design and Manufacturing, plus a Primer on Applying for Grants and SR&ED Tax Credits

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A sunny June 5th found over 40 people at the Walkerton Clean Water Centre for the first networking meeting of […]

GOING GLOBAL WORKSHOP

March 1, 2012, Hanover, ON. Going Global Workshop: An Introduction to International Trade. Going Global Workshop: An Introduction to International […]

Going Global Workshop

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March 1, 2012, Hanover, ON. Going Global Workshop: An Introduction to International Trade.   Going Global Workshop: An Introduction to […]

BLUEWATER WOOD ALLIANCE FEATURED IN THE GLOBE AND MAIL.

The Globe and Mail Report on Business shone the spotlight on the BWA in its Saturday, March 31 issue. The […]

Bluewater Wood Alliance featured in the Globe and Mail.

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The Globe and Mail Report on Business shone the spotlight on the BWA in its Saturday, March 31 issue. The […]

BLUEWATER WOOD ALLIANCE FEATURED ON CTV’S PROVINCEWIDE SHOW

A film crew from CTV’s Provincewide news program came to visit the BWA to learn more about the alliance and […]

Bluewater Wood Alliance featured on CTV’s Provincewide Show

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A film crew from CTV’s Provincewide news program came to visit the BWA to learn more about the alliance and […]

NETWORKING MEETING IN FEBRUARY

On Tuesday, February 28, 2012,  over 45 people met in Walkerton to hear the latest on benchmarking and machinery integration […]

Networking Meeting in February.

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On Tuesday, February 28, 2012,  over 45 people met in Walkerton to hear the latest on benchmarking and machnery integration […]

WOODLINKS COMES TO THE BLUEWATER DISTRICT SCHOOL BOARD.

In a very positive development for the wood products manufacturing industry in Grey and Bruce counties, the Bluewater District School […]

WoodLINKS comes to the Bluewater District School Board.

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In a very positive development for the wood products manufacturing industry in Grey and Bruce counties, the Bluewater District School […]

It’s all about getting together.

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It’s all about getting together. 3rd Networking meeting in Walkerton is biggest yet! The sunny early winter weather contributed to […]

IT’S ALL ABOUT GETTING TOGETHER.

It’s all about getting together. 3rd Networking meeting in Walkerton is biggest yet! The sunny early winter weather contributed to […]

Bluewater Wood Alliance featured at Ontario West Municipal Conference in London.

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Bluewater Wood Alliance Featured at Ontario West Municipal Conference in London. Each year, the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing […]

BLUEWATER WOOD ALLIANCE FEATURED AT ONTARIO WEST MUNICIPAL CONFERENCE IN LONDON.

Bluewater Wood Alliance Featured at Ontario West Municipal Conference in London. Each year, the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing […]

BWA reaches out to educators in Meeting on November 18.

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BWA reaches out to the Bluewater District School Board to promote WoodLINKS. Members of the Bluewater Wood Alliance hosted a […]

BWA REACHES OUT TO EDUCATORS IN MEETING ON NOVEMBER 18.

BWA reaches out to the Bluewater District School Board to promote WoodLINKS. Members of the Bluewater Wood Alliance hosted a […]

WMS in Toronto.

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Bluewater promotes membership at WMS show in Toronto. The Bluewater Wood Alliance attended its second show in a month, participating […]

WMS 2011

Bluewater promotes membership at WMS show in Toronto. The Bluewater Wood Alliance attended its second show in a month, participating [...]

Bluewater Shows at Green Build in Toronto – October 4 – 6, 2011

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The Bluewater Wood Alliance took part in the Green Build Show (www.greenbuildexpo.org) in Toronto the week of October 3. The […]

2nd Networking Meeting a Great Success.

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Forty people turned up at the Walkerton Clean Water Centre on September 29th for the 2nd Networking Meeting of the […]

Bluewater Shows at Green Build in Toronto – October 4 – 6, 2011

The Bluewater Wood Alliance took part in the Green Build Show (www.greenbuildexpo.org) in Toronto the week of October 3. The […]

2nd Networking Meeting a Great Success.

Forty people turned up at the Walkerton Clean Water Centre on September 29th for the 2nd Networking Meeting of the […]

First networking meeting a success!

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The first Bluewater Wood Alliance networking meeting in Hanover, Ont., was attended by 32 industry participants. The first Bluewater Wood […]

First networking meeting a success!

The first Bluewater Wood Alliance networking meeting in Hanover, Ont., was attended by 32 industry participants. The first Bluewater Wood […]

Bluewater Wood Alliance plants seeds for growth.

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A group of like-minded manufacturers and suppliers is adopting the European model of clustering right here in Ontario. The Bluewater […]

Bluewater Wood Alliance plants seeds for growth.

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A group of like-minded manufacturers and suppliers is adopting the European model of clustering right here in Ontario. The Bluewater […]