Burlington/Oakville, Hamilton, Milton

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The October SIG took place at Mancor in Oakville and the discussion was on Health & Wellness Strategies.

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The Burlington/Oakville and Milton members are really seeing the value in benchmarking with each other at SIGs! We met at Laurel Steel on September 10th for some great discussion.

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Our October Brantford and Region SIG took place at Ranpro in Simcoe. We had the opportunity to have a speaker from the Ministry of Labour followed by a tour of Ranpro’s facility.

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Company Focus: Jervis B. Webb

By Laura Gibson

Ever wonder what other manufacturers in other communities do? Well here’s a brief summary of one of our Hamilton Consortiium members, Jervis B. Webb.

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On October 7, 2009 we met at Palfinger in Niagara Falls to look at their plant and their Continuous Improvement efforts. We had a mix of participants including members from our Burlington/Oakville Consortium.

Jeff Race talked about the challenges they are faced with at Palfinger including standardizing processes in a product that tends to have a lot of one offs as well as issues with Health and Safety (since Jeff was only tasked with Health and Safety early in 2009). During the tour we saw what a great

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