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Grow your business with small innovations (by BDC)

February 11, 2019

“Many entrepreneurs are intimidated by the concept of innovation and believe it is irrelevant to their business—but innovating may be easier than you think. Adopting an innovative mindset is all about implementing small, incremental changes that pave the way for continuous improvement and growth. Discover simple tips to make your business more innovative.” Continue reading […]

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Made in Simcoe County: Honda of Canada Manufacturing

February 11, 2019

Successful Manufacturing Stories from Simcoe County: Honda   We are always happy to share manufacturing success stories from across Ontario. This week, we are sharing a story of a successful and inspiring manufacturer found in Simcoe County – Honda of Canada Mfg (HCM). HCM is one of Honda’s premier manufacturing facilities in the world. It produces […]

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Government Funding for Hiring Manufacturing Apprentices and Interns (by Mentor Works)

February 7, 2019

“Hiring youth workers for manufacturing positions can be costly. With significant training and onboarding expenses that exceed the investment required with experienced labourers, the costs of recruiting youth workers can often outweigh its benefits. Still, employing apprentices and interns is an excellent strategy to overcome talent gaps. Manufacturers need to know how to incorporate a […]

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4 myths about manufacturing in the Fourth Industrial Revolution

February 6, 2019

“Like all good industry trends, the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) for manufacturing has come to mean many things. While most would agree that it involves the incorporation and interconnectivity of new technologies across production systems, questions remain around the business case to actually implement these solutions. In a recent survey, manufacturing leaders cite “high cost […]

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A robot in every factory: The $230-million bid to help automate Ontario’s manufacturing sector

February 6, 2019

“The effort to jumpstart the growth of Ontario’s advanced manufacturing sector, such that even cookie factories and printing shops could soon be using robots and self-driving vehicles, started in earnest around December 2016. That’s when consulting firm McKinsey & Co. produced a short report that concluded “the Toronto-Waterloo region has the potential to become one […]

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FreePoint Opens First US Office

February 5, 2019

“As a growing company that strives to think globally and act locally, FreePoint recognizes the importance of establishing permanent offices closer to the major markets and customers they serve. FreePoint recently opened its first US office, strategically located in the Seattle area.” Continue reading here.  FreePoint Technologies Inc. (FreePoint) is a technology firm located in […]

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