Reminders

Chatham-Kent, Windsor-Essex

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Ministry of Labour Inspectors Add Value

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Having a Ministry of Labour inspector walk in your door should not inspire fear. They are the litmus test for your efforts to maintain a safe work environment.


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Firing on All Cylinders

By Cat Haggert

Leemark Enterprises Inc. went all out to celebrate the installation of a new 5-axis CNC machine. The day started with an EMC SIG on the topic of Local Joint Ventures, continued with student tours from local high schools, and concluded with a series of public and industry open houses that welcomed local and regional politicians, interested neighbours, and fellow manufacturers.


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Pierre Trudeau famously said “There’s no place for the state in the bedrooms of the nation.” Most Canadians would also agree that there’s no place for the employer in the private lives of its employees; however, the advent of social media has made it hard to draw lines between public and private, and a company’s duty to accommodate requires careful and sometimes uncomfortable discussion with employees.


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Have you had an investor walk away from a deal because the lack of skilled workers was an unacceptable risk? Does the lack of employees limit your output? How can you manage that risk?


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Everybody Needs to Do Their Part...

By Cat Haggert

When asked how his facility reduced fresh water use, speaker Gary Stewart of ConAgra Foods deadpanned: "We ask our employees to use their bathroom at home before they come to work."


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TPM: Communication Is Key

By Cat Haggert

Employee empowerment and ownership reduces downtime, and completing the communication loop in the TPM process is key to a successful and well-executed implementation.


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People are key to recovering from a catastrophic event at your plant, but business continuity planning is important to speed that recovery along.


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Seeing familiar faces “giving and taking” in SIG events consistently is what helps everyone succeed - Always time well spent…


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The makings of a good early morning meeting …

By Gabriela Bernardo

The makings of a good early morning meeting …Learning how to acess Funding opportunities, improving our Leadership ability and enjoying breakfast with our peers…


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The goal of our discussions was finding collaborative ways of local industry folks working together better and building a stronger manufacturing community in which we work and live in.



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