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What does sustainability mean to you in 2013?

The term sustainability seems to have grown a lot of legs in the last three or four years. It used to be environment this and climate change that, now it all seems to fall under the same umbrella of the term ‘sustainability’. This is not a bad thing (In fact, I think it is a [...]

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EMC: Great day of networking and best practice sharing at Spartech Color

Over 50 people across 3 events had the privilege of touring and sharing best practices at Spartech Color in Stratford.  They are working on their Continuous Improvement (CI) journey and used the CI group to help them create their CI strategic plan?  During this event we looked at considerations including support from various areas of [...]

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Gratitude at work!

October is the month of thanksgiving and gratitude. With most adults spending more time at work than anywhere else, the workplace can be a good avenue to direct some of this positive thinking! The pay cheque is important,  but what really keeps us engaged at work is a sense of meaningful work and our relationships [...]

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Workplace Fraud

In the high-tech world we live in today, many fraud schemes are becoming increasingly innovative and exploiting the dark side of technology. In order to effectively manage and deal with complex fraud issues, it’s important to ascertain an appropriate and innovative use of technology. If you’re interested in learning more, I recommend you read KPMG’s [...]

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How a Pinkie Swear is Like ISO 14001

I had to pinkie swear with my nine year-old daughter last night that I would do something for her today. Yes, that little thing you do with your pinkies to let your child know that you will commit to getting it done. These things are important in the life of a nine year-old child! Pinkie [...]

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Exploring Careers in Manufacturing

Manufacturing Networking Event Young people are unaware of the career opportunities in the manufacturing sector in Southern Ontario and especially in our Region. Conestoga College is hosting a Manufacturing Networking Event on Wednesday June 1, 2011 from 4.30-6.30pm. Business and industry experts are encouraged to attend to promote the viability of our Manufacturing sector, which [...]

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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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Having even MORE impact…..

Sending a text or email is fast and effective in conveying information. But, the words alone convey less than 10% of the message. Want more impact? It may be better to have it ‘face-to-face’. But, use that wisely for impact! Using the power of “face-to-face” So much of workplace communication is now email or text.  We couldn’t [...]

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Jobs in Manufacturing

Unemployment rates in Waterloo Region continue to fall but are still higher than pre-recession. Many people believe that the Manufacturing industry is still bleeding jobs and keeping unemployment rates high, but is that really the case? Job Loss vs. Job Creation The Workforce Planning Board has been conducting a local labour force survey for approximately [...]

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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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