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Bluewater Wood Alliance hosts another busy Networking Event

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Dozens attended BWA 's April Networking Event at Humber College in Toronto.

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Building relationships that add value is what the BWA cluster network for the wood industry is all about. The Bluewater Wood Alliance cluster region includes all of Southwestern Ontario, and their latest Networking Event at Humber College in Toronto, which offers one of the largest post secondary cabinetmaking/woodworking programs in Ontario, was once again very well attended.
The event kicked off with a presentation by Steve Smith with the government of Ontario who updated all of our members on current programs that are available to them to help their businesses.
It was followed by a presentation on dust collection standards, and the story from a BWA member who had a recent experience with being shut down due to an employee complaint.
The next discussion dealt with Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems provided by BWA associate members Seredex, BDO, and Planit Canada. This was followed by a valuable member case study provided by BWA member and past board president Andrew Schuster of Crate Designs about ERP implementation
The BWA has scheduled three Finishing Training dates in May: May 10, at Conestoga College, May 24, at Humber College, and May 31 in Walkerton. Register now while space is still available.
The next quarterly event is scheduled for June 29, at the Walkerton Clean Water Centre in Walkerton.
For more information on the BWA and its activities, please contact BWA Executive Director Mike Baker at

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