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EMC Direct – Machine Monitoring with FreePoint Technologies.

February 26, 2019

Over 7 million North American workers work in value adding roles without getting real-time feedback to maximize manufacturing productivity – leaving them under-engaged, under-satisfied, and under-productive. FreePoint took a simple notion that you can’t improve what you don’t measure and built monitoring technologies that interface to all kinds of manufacturing equipment to provide data in […]

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A quick guide to thinking lean (by BDC)

February 26, 2019

“Thinking lean is a way of doing business in a competitive environment. Ultimately, you want to provide a product or service as quickly as possible at the highest quality and lowest cost. To do that, you need to eliminate or simplify work processes that add no value to the product or service from the customer’s […]

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Made in Simcoe County: Baxter

February 25, 2019

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 – Baxter. Baxter products made in Alliston, ON touch the lives of patients every day. You will find Baxter products and therapies on nearly every floor, in […]

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From Farm to Fork

February 25, 2019

Digitalizing your food and beverage operations can offer a competitive edge while ensuring your traceability plan is recall ready. “Tracking the movement of food and ingredients has always been a time-consuming task for food manufacturers, and it’s become increasingly difficult as our food system continues to globalize. A traceability plan is also an essential first […]

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Made in Simcoe County: MacLean Engineering

February 19, 2019

Successful Manufacturing Stories from Simcoe County: MacLean Engineering   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 – MacLean Engineering. MacLean Engineering is a manufacturer of mobile equipment for mining, municipal, environment, and industrial customers. […]

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FedDev Ontario Business Scale-up and Productivity Program: $10 Million (by Mentor Works)

February 19, 2019

FedDev Ontario Business Scale-up and Productivity (BSP) program offsets upfront project costs and helps Southern Ontario businesses grow more quickly. It provides no-interest repayable contributions (government loans) with repayment beginning within a year of project completion. This supports businesses as they adopt or adapt technologies, then repay the cost of equipment over a period of […]

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