The Bluewater Wood Alliance (BWA), an Ontario-based wood products cluster comprised of 140 companies, invites participants of the Woodworking Machinery & Supply Conference & Expo (WMS) to attend a free networking event beginning at 1 p.m. Friday, Nov. 1 at the International Centre.
The BWA’s event will be anchored by a pair of educational presentations: Lean Manufacturing Strategies for Custom Manufacturers and Industry 4.0 Technology Platform for the Wood Industry: Demystified.
The Lean sessions will be presented by Brad Cairns, owner of Best Damn Doors and partner of Quantum Lean, and Sepp Gmeiner, partner of Lignum Consulting. Mike Baker, executive director of the BWA, and Mark Corker, CEO of Seradex Software and director of MTech Hub, and Gmeiner will present the Industry 4.0 session.
“We see WMS as a great opportunity to do something special because everybody is there,” said Mike Baker, executive director of the BWA.
“The event at WMS will not only allow our members to connect but for us to introduce the BWA to prospective members.”
BWA is a cluster organization made up of a group of companies and associated institutions, in a common industry and geographical area, linked by the same interests, needs and challenges.
Baker said the BWA's event, which will take place at the WMS Live stage, Booth 2153, in the machinery hall, is open to all attendees and exhibitors. The event will include light refreshments and a cash bar.
BWA will also exhibit at WMS at Booth 2307.