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2011 was the year I had my eyes opened to what a diverse manufacturing industry we have here in the Maritimes. After 12 months of visiting with all of our members in New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island, I still can’t believe all the great facilities that call the Maritimes home that I did not know existed here.


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Wellness as Defined by Imperial Manufacturing

By Jackie Kelly

What is Wellness in the workplace? It is an approach to protecting and enhancing the health of employees that relies and builds upon the efforts of employers to create a supportive management culture and upon the efforts of employees to care for their own well-being. The end result is a healthy workplace. At Imperial there are three fundamentals of a healthy workplace: Physical Environment, Health & Lifestyle Practices and Workplace Culture and Support Environment.


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Just and Fair Discipline on Prince Edward Island

By Jackie Kelly

PEI members met at Testori Americas, in Summerside, to hear Geordie Raine of Montana Consulting talk about just and fair discipline in our plants.


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“Rethinking Absenteeism” at DEW Engineering

By Jackie Kelly

It was a morning full of information at DEW Engineering in Miramichi where members from all over New Brunswick met to learn more about controlling absenteeism in their plants. It is believed that the problem begins because some employees have a sense of entitlement to take time off and that “sick days” are simply extra vacation days.



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