Funding For Manufacturers and Endless Networking Opportunities

October 4, 2021 EMC CanadaIndustry News and Events 300 Views

What makes the Excellence in Manufacturing Consortium special?

For more than a quarter-century, EMC — the Excellence in Manufacturing Consortium — has grown to become Canada's largest manufacturing collective. With over one thousand industry events held annually, EMC is one of the most active manufacturing organizations in North America. Over the past 25 years, EMC has contributed significant knowledge, expertise, and resources towards the success of Canadian manufacturers, and its total reach extends beyond 13,000 businesses, 40,000 employers, and 600,000 employees throughout each province.

Founded in the mid-1980's and incorporated as a not-for-profit organization in 1997, EMC hosts events in over 60 regions and across more than 450 communities. Offering a broad range of instructional programs and services, EMC helps manufacturers to lower costs, develop competitive advantages, and strengthen operational efficiencies, alleviating complexities and maximizing productivity.

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What separates EMC from other collectives?

EMC differentiates itself from other manufacturing sector support organizations by offering specialized support, a thorough knowledge base of resources, and extensive networking opportunities. We recognize that success in manufacturing is a collaborative effort, and that strong productivity requires constant cooperation between leaders and their team. The manufacturing industry is an ever-shifting entity, and success in this field can only be found through communication and the mutual sharing of experience. EMC facilitates this harmony, and helps manufacturing bodies build powerful alliances that provide continuous benefit.

We understand that establishing effective professional relationships can be difficult, and that setbacks can prevent meaningful change from being made. The good news, however, is that no manufacturer is alone, and that no problem is resistant to shared knowledge. Through an EMC membership, manufacturers gain access to a wide variety of experienced partners that can provide them with the information and expertise they need to overcome any obstacle. By contributing their own unique insights, members further ingratiate themselves as leaders in Canada’s manufacturing industry, and promote their business in a straightforward, cost-effective manner.

Manufacturing Essentials Certification (MEC): MEC programs are designed to help Canadian manufacturers increase their workforces’ productivity and become more competitive in an ever-growing global marketplace. Funding opportunities are available! Contact an MEC representative today!

Endless Networking Opportunities with Manufacturing Peers.

The networking opportunities at EMC are truly vast — whether participating in our best-practice roundtable sessions, interactive industry events, or our Member Needs Help e-mail program, manufacturers across Canada always have immediate access to the right tools for their needs. Dedicated support is also available and encouraged through EMC’s Manufacturing Consortium Managers (MCMs). These specialists, in addition to reinforcing EMC’s core values, provide individualized attention to members in need of greater assistance, and can help build connections with governments and other non-manufacturing organizations.

Joining EMC as a member or participating in EMC’s initiatives provides the perfect forum for building new ideas, discussing innovative concepts, and creating firm relationships with Canadian manufacturers. Bringing people together at the grassroots level is the foundation of excellence in manufacturing, and what makes EMC unique in our field.

EMC's Harvard Supervisory Certificate Program: Participants in this professional certificate program will have access to world-class content and expertise, and can connect with fellow manufacturers to share best practices and expand their professional networks. Funding opportunities are available!  Contact a program representative today!

Introducing David Munro

On behalf of EMC, we warmly welcome David Munro as our newest Manufacturing Consortium Manager. With over 25 years of experience across a wide variety of sectors, including manufacturing, agriculture, construction, forestry, technology, and government administration, David joins EMC as the MCM for British Columbia. Over the past 15 years, David has worked in economic development for the cities of Chilliwack and Coquitlam in British Columbia, and is well-equipped to provide Canadian manufacturers with a broad range of knowledgeable expertise. David possesses a diploma in Computer Programming, a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, and a Master’s degree of Food and Agribusiness, and utilizes his academic achievements to further inform his guidance.

David’s understanding of communication across the corporate ladder is robust, and he has collaborated with senior management, key production staff, and government officials at all levels. He employs his problem-solving abilities constantly, and fully realizes the importance of timing, task management, and expedience.

David looks forward to sharing the benefits of an EMC membership with you, and is always eager to discuss our current programs and initiatives. These include:

Please find David at the contact information listed below, and feel free to reach out at any time! EMC is always ready to welcome new members and provide value to Canadian manufacturers.

David Munro EMC


David Munro

Manufacturing Consortium Manager, British Columbia
Phone: 604-819-3682