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Ottawa threatens to block Buy America rules in Canada
December 14, 2014
This article appeared in The Globe and Mail on December 14, 2014 The federal government is threatening to invoke a rarely used anti-sanctions law t

CME is concerned with expansion of the protectionist Buy America laws in New Jersey
December 12, 2014
On Dec 11, the State of New Jersey Assembly Budget Committee released the Buy America bill for a final vote expected on Dec 18. This will bar Canad

Manitoba No. 2 in labour-productivity gains
December 12, 2014
This article appeared in the Winnipeg Free Press on December 12, 2014By: Murray McNeill FOR the second year in row, Manitoba's business sector was o

Manitoba's agri-food industry has export expert's attention
November 14, 2014
This article appeared in the Independen Free Press on November 14, 2014 Among the benefits expected to come out of this week's announcement that Ag G

CME’S 2014 TRADE SUMMIT: Business Best Practices for International Trade
November 13, 2014
The challenges of today’s international trade can be daunting, but when armed with the tools, knowledge and up-to-date support, taking care of all t

Get to know Innovation Engineering
November 13, 2014
What is Innovation Engineering? How does it work? How would it impact our organization?To help answer these and other questions about IE, CME's Ralp

CME’s Energy & environment Committee
November 13, 2014
Energy & Environment Committee: What you need to know CME Manitoba's Energy & Environment Committee meets regularly to discuss challenges faced by th

AME/CME LEAN 2015
November 13, 2014
AME/CME 2015 Canadian LEAN Conference proudly presents keynote speaker, Colleen Abdoulah. Currently the Chairwoman of the Board for WOW! Internet, Ca

Dare to Compete Conference - March 24, 2015
November 13, 2014
The 2015 Dare to Compete Conference is once again shaping up to be a first-class event, featuring such inspirational keynote speakers as Einar Enevol

CME Manitoba’s Youth Programs: Investing in Youth - Investing in the Future
November 13, 2014
By Geri Rempel, CME Project & Event Lead The future of manufacturing in Manitoba depends on the training and abilities of tomorrow's skilled workers.

Building our strength: Westman Manufacturers’ Forum
November 13, 2014
On September 30, CME representatives went to Brandon to share CME's value proposition with the region's manufacturers and identify the beneficial prod

An invitation: LMI Project Survey to Identify Manufacturing Skills in Demand
November 13, 2014
By Regina Teplitsky, CME Project Manager Many of Manitoba's manufacturers are challenged by a limited number of workers with the necessary skills for

How to Keep Your Culture From Eating Your Strategy for Breakfast
November 13, 2014
‘Culture eats strategy for breakfast.' - Peter Drucker By Wendy Ferris, CME HR Strategist The 2014 Dare to Compete Conference had a lot of manufac

From Membertou to Manitoba: A forum on successful Aboriginal & Non-Aboriginal businesses
November 13, 2014
21st Century Strategies for Creating Sustainable Commercial Opportunities in Manitoba between Private Industry and First Nations Has your organizatio

Southern Manitoba Manufacturers Summit – “Together We can Make Ourselves Stronger!”
November 13, 2014
  On Thursday, October 30th, about 175 people gathered in Morden, Manitoba to attend CME's Southern Manitoba Manufacturers Summit. Attendees were

Westeel deal augurs well; Auger maker buys city grain-bin maker
November 13, 2014
This article appeared in the Independen Free Press on November 13, 2014 Consolidation in the manufacturing of grain-handling equipment in Winnipeg ha

Behlen Industries receives MBiz award
November 03, 2014
CME Manitoba congratulates Behlen Industries on receiving the Long-Term Achievement Award for Rural Business from the Manitoba Chambers of Commerce at

MCI enjoying a smooth ride
October 22, 2014
Motor Coach Industries is making the sames buses at the same plant with many of the same workers today as it did six years ago, but in many ways it's

City entrepreneurs score awards for efforts
October 22, 2014
Mike Fata, of Manitoba Harvest Hemp Foods was named EY's Prairie Entrepreneur of the Year in the manufacturing category.  Read more...  

Getting women's feet in the door - Project aims to end barriers to jobs
October 16, 2014
(Wpg Free Press, Sept 24/14) Fifteen years ago, when Shylyte Bloodworth started inquiring about how to get a job as a welder, she was mostly told why

New Flyer is going to develop first North American build electric fuel-cell bus
October 15, 2014
New Flyer to develop first North American-built 60-foot battery-electric/fuel cell bus (Winnipeg Free Press, Oct 14/14) Winnipeg-based New Flyer Indu

CME & Yes! Winnipeg: A working relationship
October 10, 2014
A strong working relationship has developed between Canadian Manufacturers and Exporters and Yes! Winnipeg.  As an initiative within Economic Develop

Businesses choose Winnipeg
October 04, 2014
This article appeared in the Winnipeg Free Press on October 4, 2014 According to its own record-keeping Yes! Winnipeg is on track to hit its target o

Canadian National Manufacturing Month: “Seeing is believing”
October 03, 2014
October 2014 is Canadian National Manufacturing Month! Events are being held from coast to coast promoting Canada's manufacturing industry, its curre

AME/CME LEAN 2015
October 03, 2014
The AME and CME proudly announces that "Dr. John Izzo" will be one of the celebrated keynote speakers at the AME/CME 2015 Canadian LEAN Conference bei

Dare to Compete Conference - MARCH 24, 2015
October 03, 2014
The CME Manitoba proudly announces that Einar Enevoldson of the Perlan Project and Cheryl Cran of Evolutionary Business Solutions will be keynote pres

The 3D Adventure of a Plastic Clip - Pt. 2
October 02, 2014
Written by Cindy Warren (CME) with contributions from Tom Manson (ITC)Part 1: "What is 3D Technology? (August newsletter) Part 2: 3D PrintingIn carv

CME launches “Canada Makes: Canada’s Premier Additive Manufacturing Network”
September 23, 2014
OTTAWA – Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters (CME) has launched www.canadamakes.ca, a national network of excellence dedicated to the adoption and d

CME launches website to connect manufacturers, including small and mid-sized companies with European companies for business
September 19, 2014
The Enterprise Canada Network (ECN) is an industry-led single window platform that connects Canadian small businesses and researchers to qualified glo

Manitoba leads country in increase in manufacturing sales in July
September 16, 2014
This article appeared in the Independen Free Press on September 16, 2014 Manitoba manufacturers had a banner month in July, racking up the country’

National Manufacturing Month
September 11, 2014
Canadian Manufacturers and Exporters is proud to host National Manufacturing Month this October. CME's goal is to educate Canadians on this economic e

Nine Reasons Why Companies and Products Fail the Innovation Test
September 10, 2014
There is substantial on-line information regarding the common factors that help determine the success of companies. The same can be said for the comp

AME/CME LEAN 2015 Keynote Speaker Profile – Mr. Art Byrne
September 10, 2014
"The lean leader has a vision for growth just like the traditional manager, but he sees the source of growth quite differently…Growth comes from a c

Free trade begins at home
August 31, 2014
This article appeared in The Globe and Mail on August 31, 2014 The City of Halton Hills, Ont., west of Toronto, passed a resolution last week, callin

Halton Hills to challenge U.S.— again
August 28, 2014
This article appeared in the Independen Free Press on August 28, 2014 In 2009, Halton Hills council took on the United States government— and won

Palliser goes platinum
August 22, 2014
This article appeared in the Winnipeg Free Press on August 22, 2014 Unless you were really paying attention, you might have thought Palliser Furnitur

Canada Renews Push to Dismantle Internal Trade Barriers
August 20, 2014
This article appeared in the Wall Street Journal on August 20, 2014 OTTAWA—The Canadian government, which has been pushing free-trade deals with ot

International affairs his true calling
August 16, 2014
This article appeared in the Winnipeg Free Press on August 16, 2014 It’s not likely Art DeFehr will cause the Canadian government to change its pol

LEAN Benchmarking Tour: European Automakers
August 12, 2014
CME's LEAN Facilitator and TWI Instructor, Brett Hiscock is in the process of earning his Master Blackbelt in Manufacturing Certification. Between Ju

The 3D adventure of a plastic clip
August 12, 2014
Written by Cindy Warren (CME) with contributions from Tom Manson (ITC)Part 1: "What is 3D Technology? (August newsletter)Part 2: "3D printing" (Octob

CETA – CANADA – European Union Ambassador's Roundtable
August 12, 2014
CME facilitates a Roundtable Discussion with industry in Manitoba - By Cindy Warren On June 23rd, some of CME Manitoba's member companies particip

Back to School!: Time to sign-up for Fall LEAN training
August 12, 2014
The 2014 Fall Session of LEAN training is fast approaching and some spots are still available. Don't miss out on your chance to start learning about

CME’s “Labour Market Information” (LMI) program
August 12, 2014
Written by Regina Teplitsky (CME) CME Manitoba is pleased to announce our new national initiative - the Labour Market Information Project (LMI). Can

Sanctions hit pork producers
August 08, 2014
This article appeared in the Winnipeg Free Press on August 8, 2014 Manitoba's pork industry has been caught in the crossfire in an escalating trade d

Russian sanctions stir up Sask. hog farmers
August 08, 2014
This article appeared in The StarPhoenix on August 8, 2014 Russia's imposed sanctions are hitting home in Saskatchewan. On Thursday, Russian Prime M

New Flyer riding high
August 07, 2014
This article appeared in the Winnipeg Free Press on August 7, 2014 NEW business acquisitions and a generally stronger market has boosted revenue at W

Winnipeg-made robotic pharmacy compounding system named the industry leader
August 07, 2014
This article appeared in the Winnipeg Free Press on August 7, 2014 A Winnipeg-made robotic pharmacy compounding system developed by Intelligent Hospi

Biz-hookup event is Manitoba-only this year
August 06, 2014
This article appeared in the Winnipeg Free Press on August 6, 2014 CENTRALLIA is happening again this year, but this time it will be an all-Manitoba

Almost 150 years after Confederation, it’s time for free trade within Canada
August 05, 2014
This article appeared in the Financial Post on August 5, 2014 Canadian businesses shouldn’t be at a disadvantage when competing with foreign firms

Member Engagement Consultation's
August 05, 2014
CME’s strength is based on its members.  For us to help your organization maintain its successes and continue its development, we need your confide

Innovative joint collaboration
July 31, 2014
This article appeared in the Winnipeg Free Press on July 21, 2014 An orthopedic research centre that grew out of Concordia Hospital's significant inv

Stony Mountain firm expects to cash in when drones take off
July 26, 2014
This article appeared in the Winnipeg Free Press on July 26, 2014 Howard Loewen hopes someday -- maybe within the next five years -- his company migh

Canadian manufacturers poised to grow, repatriate production, jobs: KPMG
July 21, 2014
This article appeared in the Winnipeg Free Press on July 21, 2014 OTTAWA - Canada's manufacturing sector is finally poised for a true recovery after

Manufacturing rebound seen; KPMG predicts turnaround after long doldrums
July 21, 2014
This article appeared in the Winnipeg Free Press on July 21, 2014 Canada's manufacturing sector is finally poised for a true recovery after spending

Sales up for Manitoba's manufacturing industry
July 16, 2014
This article appeared in the Winnipeg Free Press on July 16, 2014 Manitoba’s manufacturing industry was on the rebound in May, with sales up 1.2 pe

LEAN Leadership
July 08, 2014
LEAN starts with leadership. CME Manitoba is offering two programs this Fall aimed specifically at leaders and those tasked with improving the competi

CASL: it’s here! Are you in compliance?
July 07, 2014
Sending CEM’s (commercial electronic messages) from anywhere in Canada became complicated as of July 1, 2014, with the implementation of Canada’s

CME National surveys members on Management Issues
July 07, 2014
DON’T DELAY!  SURVEY CLOSES AT 4PM, JULY 11/14! On June 30, CME’s President & CEO Jay Myers sent an email to all CME members inviting you to sha

Brandon Manufacturing Executive Forum: “A network organization bringing businesses together in support of manufacturing”
July 07, 2014
On June 25, VP Ron Koslowsky and other senior CME representatives travelled to Brandon to meet with members of western Manitoba’s manufacturing comm

“The Power of a Community Perspective”: CME MB featured in “Accelerating the Journey”
July 07, 2014
Dave Hogg, a pioneer in LEAN collaborative learning and a leader in consortia coaching, has been working with CME to produce an internationally distri

New indicators point to a better second half of 2014 for Canadian economy
July 07, 2014
This article appeared in the Winnipeg Free Press on July 2, 2014 TORONTO - A fresh manufacturing report in Canada and surprisingly strong employment

Southern Manitoba Manufacturers Summit 2014
July 07, 2014
Southern Manitoba manufacturing is a key economic driver for this province. With a manufacturing growth rate that per capita rivals and outstrips Winn

CME Manitoba is launching a pilot of a new, work-based Certification Program for the manufacturing industry
July 07, 2014
In May of 2014 Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters launched an innovative, national pilot program called CertWork Plus, a work-based assessment and cer

Fire truck builder eyes cross-border potential; Company sees opportunities with First Nations staff
June 19, 2014
This article appeared in the Winnipeg Free Press on June 18, 2014 Fort Garry Fire Trucks does a lot of business with First Nation communities through

Winnipeg lags in corporate tax competitiveness
June 19, 2014
This article appeared in the Winnipeg Free Press on June 18, 2014 Winnipeg may be the cheapest city in Western Canada and the U.S. Midwest in which t

Forecaster hikes province's GDP growth outlook
June 19, 2014
This article appeared in the Winnipeg Free Press on June 18, 2014 One of the country's leading economic forecasters has bumped up its growth projecti

Manitoba's minimum wage jumps a quarter in October
June 19, 2014
This article appeared in the Winnipeg Free Press on June 18, 2014 Manitoba’s minimum wage goes up by 25 cents to $10.70 an hour Oct. 1. Labour and

Canadian corporate cash hoard rises to $630-billion in first quarter
June 19, 2014
This article appeared in the Financial Post on June 19, 2014 OTTAWA — Maybe “dead money” is a bit of a misnomer. Perhaps it’s more accurate t

Summer Reading List
June 10, 2014
The following is a collection of books a few of our staff members have read for work, personal growth or just to relax. We have included a review and

FORE! Golfers play through drizzle at CME Golf Tournament
June 09, 2014
Despite a little rain, participants in CME's Annual Golf Tournament enjoyed the fresh air and an entertaining game at Breezy Bend Country Club on June

Conviron celebrates 50 years!
June 09, 2014
In 1964, Richard Kroft convinced his father to invest $35,000 in a start-up that would develop small chambers for growing plants. Today, Controlled E

Consortia Update
June 09, 2014
The Southern Manitoba Lean Consortium (SMLC) met in Winkler on June 5 for a Share Showcase.  Eight companies presented a particular challenge found i

CME AGM
June 05, 2014
CME's Annual General Meeting took place at the Norwood Hotel on June 4. The agenda included the transferring of the CME-MB Board Chair position from

We're a lean, mean manufacturing machine
June 04, 2014
This article appeared in the Winnipeg Free Press on June 4, 2014 Manitoba has become a hotbed of lean manufacturing disciplines and strategies with a

Province providing Composites Innovation Centre with $2.88-M in funding
June 03, 2014
This article appeared in the Winnipeg Free Press on June 3, 2014 The Manitoba government is maintaining its support of the Composites Innovation Cent

Plant-growth experts growing
June 03, 2014
This article appeared in the Winnipeg Free Press on June 3, 2014 The global demand for better control and more specialized food production means more

Let’s Talk Exports: CME and EDC are helping Manitoba businesses compete in new markets
June 01, 2014
CME Manitoba continues to support manufacturing companies in Southern Manitoba through training and awareness on export markets and international trad

WCB launches new claim reporting process
May 31, 2014
In May 2014, the Workers Compensation Board of Manitoba (WCB) launched its new Claim Reporting campaign with the slogan “Reporting Workplace Injurie

Exports future looking bright: economist
May 29, 2014
This article appeared in The Winkler Morden Voice on May 29, 2014 Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters and Export Development Canada delivered an infor

Dads who do housework have more ambitious daughters
May 28, 2014
This article appeared in the CBC News on May 28, 2014 Parents' actions influence children more than words on gender equality, UBC study says Maybe y

Amid TFW, unpaid-intern controversies, corporate Canada urged to open coffers
May 23, 2014
This article appeared in the Winnipeg Free Press on May 23, 2014 OTTAWA - What's plaguing corporate Canada? In recent weeks, Canadian businesses —

Partnership creates new satellite research facility
May 21, 2014
This article appeared in the Winnipeg Free Press on May 21, 2014 The Manitoba aerospace cluster is going to be able to go deeper into space with the

Tories eye 'wage floor' and raising fees for foreign-worker program
May 15, 2014
This article appeared in The Global and Mail on May 15, 2014 The Conservative government is putting employers on notice that it could force them to p

NAOSH Week
May 12, 2014
NAOSH Week: May 4 -10 was “NAOSH (North American Occupational Safety and Health) Week”.  On May 5th, CME representatives participated in the C

Innovation: Over-Hyped, Under-Powered
May 12, 2014
Innovation: Over-Hyped, Under-Powered by Kevin Lusk, Innovation, Technology, Senior Executive Leadership Champion The buzz word is innovation. Day i

LEAN Spotlight
May 12, 2014
LEAN activities at CME continue to be very busy.  Due to its increasing popularity, two new LEAN Level 1 programs began in April, and both are full

Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation (CASL)
May 06, 2014
CASL will be in place as of July 1, 2014 and it will dictate how commercial electronic messages (CEMs) are sent from all addresses within Canada. In

Dare To Compete Conference – Survey Results
May 01, 2014
Participants at the 2014 Dare To Compete conference were sent a brief survey following the event to determine their level of satisfaction with the con

New programs from CME Manitoba
May 01, 2014
Two national initiatives are coming to CME: CertWORK and Labour Market Information (LMI).  These programs will help define the competitiveness requir

Canada among top options for overseas students
April 17, 2014
Canada among top options for overseas students Canada ranks third in a top-10 list of global destinations for graduate business studies, with immigra

Van Humbecks buy Intelligent Hospital Systems
April 16, 2014
Longtime investor and board member Ed Van Humbeck and his family have acquired Intelligent Hospital Systems. The Winnipeg company developed and build

Manufacturing sales in Manitoba see jump
April 15, 2014
Manufacturing sales in Manitoba climbed to their highest level in 18 months in February, Statistics Canada said today. The agency said local factorie

Sector ripe for revival Manufacturing set to make a comeback, reports say
April 02, 2014
This article appeared in the Winnipeg Free Press on April 2, 2014. Two new reports suggest better times are ahead for Canada's embattled manufacturin

Collegial air aids manufacturing industry
April 02, 2014
This article appeared in the Winnipeg Free Press on March 26, 2014. For many manufacturing businesses in Manitoba, the biggest issue of concern for t

Exporters in city rocking again - U.S. upswing trickles up north
January 08, 2014
This article appeared in the Winnipeg Free Press on January 7, 2014. It's been a long time coming, but local exporters are finally starting to reap t

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