As we approach the Holidays and 2018 it is a good time to reflect and look back at what took place in the past 365 days.
The holidays are considered to be a time of giving but from my perspective, working with great manufacturers across the province, the giving really takes place all year long. Those who get what EMC is all about understand why this is an interesting organization. But on occasion we all need to stop and reflect on what EMC is all about and why we exist.
2017 was year full of great networking activities and information sharing. We witnessed conversations between likeminded manufacturers who, only hours before thought they had nothing in common. Giving your support as a SIG event host and giving of your time to participate in events is what makes this all work. Companies in great numbers recognized that the consortium they belong to is THEIR consortium and participation was critical to its success.
In 2017 manufactures also continued to train together all over the province, they met and clustered together to gain access to quality EMC / LAE manufacturing focused training and the built in networking that comes with it. 2017 will see the celebration of our 197th training program since we started this initiative with the province. What a ride it has been, we are as thrilled as the participants and companies, with the results.
2017 showed us that grass roots level networking and cooperation is alive and well with manufacturing in Nova Scotia and our hope is that this momentum continues into 2018 and beyond.
The dark days of winter will soon be behind us, think about what your Consortium has helped you with and make plans to use it even more next year.
On a personal note, I continue to enjoy interacting with you all, in this my 40th year working in manufacturing (in one way or another) I continue to be amazed with the great companies and people who make manufacturing a career in Nova Scotia. We have a lot to be proud of!
Here’s hoping the holidays give you a chance to spend time with family and to relax after what was a busy year. All the best and Happy New Year!