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Ottawa Valley members and their Community Partners gathered at the beautiful, historic Arnprior Kenwood Corporate Centre to exchange and discuss information valuable to support a healthy manufacturing sector. Don’t tell the councilors in Arnprior, but Mayor, Terry Gibeau was very impressed by how lively our “events” can become (not sure if he was comparing this event to Arnprior council meetings?). There was certainly a great deal of information shared around this table.


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Supervisory contacts from four Ottawa Valley manufacturing plants met at Nylene Canada, Arnprior to share their challenges and strategies re: Balancing Resources and Increasing Workloads?” This group initially met in March, 2009 and generated a list of challenges they would like to discuss together. Supervisors were initially surprised to learn that all plants involved have similar issues.


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We spend a significant portion of our life ‘at work’ and yet for many people ‘work’ is not a positive place to be. Research shows that this negative working atmosphere has a tremendous impact on productivity, morale, employee turnover, burn-out and stress levels. The cost of this negativity is two-fold - the $ cost as well as the personal toll taken on the people involved.


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OV Consortium members gathered at Sandvik Materials, Arnprior to discuss the merits of their Continuous Improvement (CI)/Lean strategies this past year. Presentations were given by Bruce Niblett, Pillar5 Pharma and Jason Mott, Value Stream Solutions. A Round-Table session gave members an opportunity to hear various approaches that plants had taken over the past year as well as their challenges and successes.


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Eastern Ontario members gathered at the historic Galilee Retreat & Conference Centre in Arnprior situated on the picturesque Ottawa River. Bruce Beakley, Director of Human Resources for the County of Renfrew outlined the journey that his team took in order to develop a culture change regarding attendance challenges. In order to establish a more cost effective system, attendance management had to be viewed less as a “right” and more as a “safety net”.



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