February 12, 2014
The 2014 Federal Budget follows up on some of the initiatives outlined in the 2013 budget with more support for apprenticeship training and job creation, additional funding to strengthen the automotive sector and ongoing tax incentives to encourage business investments in the country.
November 6, 2013
by Tim Wilson
There is room for manufacturers to up their marketing game
Marketing a shop's capabilities to the right audience can make a real difference to the bottom line, but unfortunately many manufacturing businesses either don't know how to approach marketing, or consider it a low priority. That's too bad because there are some low-cost approaches that can bring impressive results. These include social media, which is poorly utilized in the sector.
August 11, 2013
by Mary Scianna
Innovation. Productivity. Competitive Edge. These three concepts have become somewhat of a mantra in manufacturing. Some may roll their eyes when they hear or read these words for the umpteenth time, but manufacturers cannot ignore them.