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Canadian Agricultural Business Grants & Loans for Innovation and Technology Adoption

Cambridge, Ontario (Marketwire –June 4, 2013). Since the release of Growing Forward 2, Mentor Works has helped Canadian agriculture and agri-food businesses select and access small business grants and loans programs that fit their unique set of challenges and growth opportunities.  Projects that received funding have brought forth more efficient processes and strengthened competitive advantages, [...]

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Manufacturing Workers Wanted

Biomanufacturing is a key part of the bio-economy in Ontario and there are an increasing number of biomanufacturing companies in the Province and our Region. With traditional manufacturing and biomanufacturing having a lot in common, these companies are hungry for people with the traditional skills but need to understand how to access these workers.

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EMC Purchasing Co-op Announces 3 new Lucrative Programs

EMC Purchasing Co-op is excited to announce the successful negotiation of three valuable new program categories to compliment their existing line-up of MRO, General Sign Inputs and Graphics Medium categories. The three new categories are Metals, Industrial Gases & Accessories, and Courier Services. Metals – Salit Steel and Berg Steel Corporation are the new Preferred [...]

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EMC KW/Cambridge SIG: A Swine time at Conestoga Meat Packers!

Our May SIG event was hosted by Conestoga Meat Packers.  Conestoga Meat Packers is a vertically integrated processor of premium quality, fresh pork. Based in Southwestern Ontario Canada, they supply the Canadian market with wholesome, delicious pork since 1982. They are owned and supplied by a co-operative of 150 Southern Ontario family farmers who got [...]

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EMC: KW/Cambridge networking and best practice sharing in a minty environment

Our March host was Taylor and Grant who provided some great benchmarking and best practice sharing for our event. Taylor and Grant is a quality manufacturer of breath mints, chocolates and hard candies enjoyed throughout the United States, Canada and abroad. The company opened its doors in June of 1993 producing personalized corporate food gifts [...]

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Run to Failure and Secondary Damage

Many facilities have a practice of running their equipment (or certain elements of their equipment) to failure. Run to failure means just what it says, doing nothing proactive or preventative to keep the machine operating and stopping only when the equipment breaks down. In most instances run to failure is not ideal as its costs [...]

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Healthy Food Continuum = Healthy Economy = Healthy Employment!

When you mention the Food Chain to most people they don’t even consider manufacturing as part of the equation, but a part it is – and a very large part at that. In my last blog, I alluded to the fact that employment shifts across the entire food continuum could impact employment in such areas [...]

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Local employment… Global competition!

Over the past 18 months or so, the Workforce Planning Board has been closely following what is happening to local employment in the agriculture, food processing and other related agri-food sectors. Although often overlooked as a key industrial sector, the local farm to fork food chain is a huge employment sector providing many tens of [...]

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