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2017 AGM Message from the Chair
April 26, 2017
Paul Remillard, Price Industries Good morning CME members, fellow board members and CME staff. My apologies for being unable to attend this year’s

Morris Industries gets $3.4 million for manufacturing, innovation
April 21, 2017
This article appeared in the Manitoba Co-operator on April 21, 2017 Morris Industries in Morris, Man. is receiving more than $3.4 million from the We

Winnipeg-based lottery ticket printer Pollard makes $43-million bid for California company
April 18, 2017
This article appeared in the Winnipeg Free Press on  April 18, 2017 Pollard Banknote Ltd. had formalized its $43 million unsolicited bid to acquire

Manitoba Budget Report 2017
April 11, 2017
April 2017 On April 11, 2017, the Honourable Cameron Friesen presented his second budget as Minister of Finance. In many respects, this is the firs

New Leadership Development Program session planned
April 07, 2017
Front-line leadership training that can transform your business Today’s front-line leaders need the ability to engage people, involve everyone in c

CME to consult on Efficiency Manitoba, a new provincial Crown corporation
April 07, 2017
The Manitoba government is introducing new legislation that would establish the framework for a new, stand-alone Crown corporation outside of Manitoba

Manufacturing Week events a rousing success!
April 07, 2017
Industry representatives from across the prairies showed up en masse for the 2017 Dare to Compete Conference (and Discovery Program finals) on March

Canada Games Corporate Sponsorship packages now available to manufacturers
April 07, 2017
The Opening Ceremony for the 2017 Canada Summer Games is less than four months away! What an exciting two weeks it will be for Winnipeg and Manitoba

Province speeds up nominee program
April 07, 2017
This article appeared in the Winnipeg Free Press on  April 7, 2017 Six-month turnaround on applications promised The Tory government says it’s ma

Canada's own free-trade pact
April 07, 2017
This article appeared in the Winnipeg Free Press on  April 7, 2017 Deal touted as being better for Manitoba's economy and job market The new intern

Year in review: a message from Dennis Darby
April 07, 2017
The economic uncertainty facing all manufacturers in Canada was certainly intensified with the change of administrations in the United States, and i

How U.S. protectionism is helping to boost Canada’s economy
April 07, 2017
By Chris Kauenhofen, CPA, Partner, BDO It’s been an interesting year politically, with the UK voting in favour of Brexit and Donald Trump taking of

Member spotlight: Brunswick Steel
April 07, 2017
Brunswick Steel specializes in producing high-quality manufactured components quickly, efficiently and affordably. You can count on Brunswick to produ

Thoughts from the C-suite: So, do you really want to be cheaper?
April 07, 2017
By Kevin Lusk, CME Advanced Manufacturing & Senior Executive Leadership Champion In order to grow your business, every manufacturing C-Suite occupant

Manufacturers’ Executive Councils: don’t miss your chance for a seat at this table
April 07, 2017
The Manufacturers’ Executive Councils (MECs) are exclusive groups of 8-10 business owners, CEOs and general managers; exclusively from non-competing

Winnipeg ag company buys U.S. manufacturer for US$100M
April 05, 2017
This article appeared in the Winnipeg Free Press on  April 5, 2017 Ag Growth International Inc. has significantly increased its U.S. manufacturing p

Businesses optimistic about country-wide trade deal
March 31, 2017
This article appeared in the Winnipeg Free Press on  March 31, 2017 CFTA may help increase product sales across the country Everyone from the manag

Winnipeg truck manufacturer seizes U.S. opportunity
March 22, 2017
This article appeared in the Winnipeg Free Press on  March 22, 2017 A Winnipeg manufacturer that builds specialty truck bodies is making new inroads

Province sees January manufacturing boost
March 17, 2017
This article appeared in the Winnipeg Free Press on  March 17, 2017 Manitoba was one of seven provinces to post an increase in manufacturing sales d

Why employers should invest in their employees’ professional development
March 09, 2017
By Leah Binkley, Marketing & Communications Director, Pinnacle For many employees, receiving job-specific training can be the difference between see

Member spotlight: The Carlson Group
March 09, 2017
On March 23, the manufacturing industry will honour Neil Carlson of The Carlson Group as the 2017 inductee into the Manitoba Manufacturing Hall of Fam

Thoughts from the C-suite: Industry 4.0 – fact or fiction?
March 09, 2017
By Kevin Lusk, CME Advanced Manufacturing & Senior Executive Leadership Champion There has been much hype regarding Industry 4.0, Factory of the Futu

Made-in-Manitoba carbon tax response
March 09, 2017
By Ron Koslowsky, CME Manitoba Vice President Carbon tax is a hot button issue these days. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has given the provinces unti

Creating capacity for change through training and leadership
March 09, 2017
CME training programs create capacity for change and help manufacturers grow. Are you looking to accelerate change and develop your people? Here are j

Embracing Excellence: Canada’s largest LEAN conference returns
March 09, 2017
Canada’s largest LEAN conference is back in 2018: visit embracingexcellence.ca to register and take advantage of special, early bird rates – 40 pe

2017 Kaizen Conference a resounding success
March 09, 2017
A record number of private and public sector LEAN practitioners, managers and leaders attended the 9th annual Manitoba Kaizen Conference, held Februar

Women in manufacturing critical to Canada, Manitoba’s competitiveness
March 08, 2017
For Immediate Release – March 8, 2017 WINNIPEG – This International Women’s Day, Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters (CME) is launching a Wome

Coordinated national action on skills development essential for economic growth
March 07, 2017
TORONTO (March 7, 2017) – Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters (CME) along with its strategic partners, today released Building a Strong and Skilled

Province asks Manitobans to weigh in on carbon pricing options
March 04, 2017
This article appeared in the Winnipeg Free Press on  March 4, 2017 THE province is asking the public for input on Ottawa’s carbon pricing plan. M

WGI Westman acquires another Manitoba firm
March 04, 2017
This article appeared in the Winnipeg Free Press on  March 4, 2017 WGI Westman has added to its sprawling empire of Western Canadian agricultural-fo

Local MB food manufacturers headed to the Oscars!
February 21, 2017
Local GORP Bars & Gourmet Inspirations from the “Heart of Manitoba” are headed to the Oscars! The Great GORP Project’s Colleen Dyck, the creato

Working with the reluctantly safe
February 08, 2017
By Neal Curry, Executive Director, Made Safe In the course of providing safety services for hundreds, if not thousands of companies; I’ve seen the

Prairie Manufacturer - Made in Manitoba edition
February 08, 2017
The upcoming Spring 2017 issue of Prairie Manufacturer Magazine shines a spotlight on Western Canada’s hottest manufacturing market: Manitoba. Prair

Ergonomics. A pain in the neck?
February 08, 2017
Musculoskeletal Injuries (MSIs), such as carpal tunnel or herniated disks, are injuries and disorders that affect the body’s movement. It’s stagg

Lessons from Jacque Plante: making Personal Protective Equipment exciting
February 08, 2017
When using any sort of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), our safety advisors are often reminded of their days playing hockey. It was always excitin

Beware the tiger: an evolution of safety
February 08, 2017
  Safety rules are a nuisance. They restrict us from doing what we want to do when we want to do it. You would think the person who wrote safety rul

Dare to Compete – breakout session recommendations for safety professionals
February 08, 2017
Human rights versus safety: how far does accommodation have to go? CME and Made Safe ask the tough questions to deliver the information and insights

Problem solving success stories: ninth annual Manitoba Kaizen Conference
February 08, 2017
By Ian Marshall, LEAN Champion, Chair 2018 Canadian LEAN Conference What is a problem? A problem is a ‘gap’ between the current state and the des

Common Sense: the Mythical Beast
February 08, 2017
In the past, when accidents and injuries were accepted as a cost of doing business, there was a mythical beast that was called “common sense”. Thi

Thoughts from the C-suite: keep your cool
February 08, 2017
By Kevin Lusk, CME Advanced Manufacturing & Senior Executive Leadership Champion By the time you read this, a new US administration will have been in

Military deal guarantees StandardAero jobs
February 03, 2017
This article appeared in the Winnipeg Free Press on  February 3, 2017 OTTAWA — Winnipeg’s Standard­Aero facility will get a four-year, $45-mill

Trump may scare off new investment in Canada: CME
January 31, 2017
This article appeared in the Plant on January 30, 2017 Companies are “actively” eying the US as their base of future operations. OTTAWA — Many

Manufacturing needs improved business environment to grow: CME
January 30, 2017
This article appeared in the Plant on January 30, 2017 First of five Industrie 2030 reports focuses on improving competitive factors. TORONTO — Th

Hochul Welcomes New Flyer To Jamestown
January 26, 2017
This article appeared in the Post-Journal on January 26, 2017 The leading manufacturer of heavy-duty buses in the U.S. and Canada has officially star

Appointment notice | Dennis Darby, P.Eng, ICD.D
January 23, 2017
This article appeared in the Globe and Mail on January 23, 2017 The Board of Directors of Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters is pleased to announ

The Trump Presidency and Canadian Manufacturing
January 20, 2017
  Dear Colleague, Today is a historic day with the swearing in of US President Donald Trump. During the election campaign a

French firm plans $400M pea processing plant in Manitoba
January 18, 2017
This article appeared in Canadian Manufacturing by The Canadian Press on January 18, 2017 The plant near Portage la Prairie, Man., will be the world'

Manufacturers and Exporters Announce New Association Leadership
January 16, 2017
  TORONTO (January 16, 2017) - Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters (CME), Canada's largest and most influential industry and trade association is pl

Amazing lineup, odds, for Dare to Compete registrants
January 12, 2017
Don’t miss your chance to win a $1,400 Jets prize pack. Hurry – time is running out to register for early bird rates. Register by January 22 for y

Problem solving success stories: ninth annual Manitoba Kaizen Conference
January 12, 2017
By Ian Marshall, LEAN Champion and Chair 2018 Canadian LEAN Conference   What is a problem? A problem is a ‘gap’ between the current state an

To Standardize or Not? There is no question!
January 12, 2017
By Brett Hiscock, CIM, P. Mgr., LEAN Facilitator, Certified Training Within Industry Instructor (TWI) and Certified LEAN Master Blackbelt Taiichi

Are you a buyer? Inventory manager? Does your job involve the supply chain?
January 12, 2017
CME Manitoba is pleased to present the first workshop of our 2017 Excellence in LEAN & Productivity Speaker Series this coming January. Following a nu

Creating capacity for change: LEAN certification programs
January 12, 2017
By Ian Marshall, LEAN Champion and Chair 2018 Canadian LEAN Conference   One of the major roadblocks to LEAN transformation is not having the capac

Member spotlight: Tempeff North America
January 12, 2017
Tempeff North America is turning up the heat on energy recovery. Building on strengths in technology and sustainability, Tempeff offers high quality e

Manufacturing pulse
January 12, 2017
  Manufacturing GDP Analysis Manufacturing Trade Analysis Labour Force Survey Analysis                        

Innovation Quick Start
January 12, 2017
We all know that we need to innovate, but how do we do it faster, easier, and more successfully? Join inVision Edge in February for the Innovation

Top manufactured-in-Manitoba holiday delights
January 12, 2017
As the voice of manufacturing in Manitoba, Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters (CME), was pleased to announce the top food and beverage delights to enj

LEAN Management session
January 12, 2017
Marek Piatkowski, True North Thinking, proved that the second time is the charm in his most recent visit to Winnipeg. Marek is former Toyota senior ma

Prairie Manufacturer - Made in Manitoba edition
January 12, 2017
The upcoming Spring 2017 issue of Prairie Manufacturer Magazine shines a spotlight on Western Canada’s hottest manufacturing market: Manitoba. Prair

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