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June 9, 2019

Jayson MeyersDr. Jayson Meyers, CEO of NGen — Next Generation Manufacturing Canada — will present on the topic of Advanced Manufacturing: Canada’s Competitive Advantage at Advantage through Excellence — Future of Manufacturing conference in Vaughan, Ontario, October 8-10, 2019.

With more than 25 years' experience building alliances among businesses, academic institutions, as well as community, labour, and advocacy organizations, Myers has been instrumental in shaping the public policy environment in Canada. Between 2007 and 2016, he served as President & CEO of Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters, Canada’s largest industry and trade association. He was also the founding Chair of the Canadian Manufacturing Coalition, Vice Chair of Canada’s National Roundtable on Skills, and Vice Chair of the Ontario and Great Lakes Manufacturing Councils.


Myers currently Chairs the Global Gateways Federation and is an advisor to legal and consulting firms in Canada, the United States, and the United Kingdom. As Principal of Jayson Myers Public Affairs Inc., he helps organizations identify and manage opportunities arising from the changes that are reshaping industry and international business.

For more than a quarter century the Excellence in Manufacturing Consortium has been responsible for contributing significant knowledge, expertise and resources towards the success of over 13,000 consortium and online member manufacturers, representing every province across Canada. To enhance contributions to member manufacturers, EMC will be hosting the Advantage through Excellence Conference.

“We are very much looking forward to having Dr. Myers join us to share his insights,” says Shawn Casemore, President of Excellence in Manufacturing Consortium. “Dr. Myers is an award-winning business economist specializing in industrial and technological change, and through this specialization, his insights are sure to inspire attendees.”

Dr. Myers is an advisor to both private and public sector leaders and has counselled Canadian prime ministers and premiers as well as senior corporate executives and policymakers around the world. “Dr. Myers joins an expert line up of members and subject matter experts who will ensure conference participants are armed with the latest facts, information and best practices they need to move their companies forward,” continued Casemore.

Michelle Chretien, Director, Centre for Advanced Manufacturing and Design Technologies of Sheridan College and Peter Hall, Vice President and Chief Economist of Export Development Canada will also be keynote speakers. “Through these discussions Michelle and Peter will shed light on the how the advancement of technology and manufacturing techniques can support higher levels of productivity and efficiency for Canadian manufacturers,” explains Casemore. “By providing access to industry leadership and valuable resources for participants, our national conference will be the must attend event of 2019 for all Canadian manufacturers.”

The conference will provide an environment to expand depth of knowledge in operational excellence, sharpen lean skills, intensify understanding of advanced manufacturing and how to integrate industry practices into your organization. Take advantage of Early Bird Rates by registering before June 30, 2019.

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LFI Innovation AwardsThe celebrated LFI Innovation Awards marked the opening this week of the 2019 Lightfair International Trade Show and Conference with a dramatic showcasing of the industry’s most innovative products and designs introduced during the last 12 months.

The 2019 awards and trade show opening mark the 30th anniversary of the world’s largest annual lighting and technology event. The 2019 awards saw entries spanning 14 categories, with each submission judged by an independent panel of lighting professionals. Winning entries exemplified the best in innovative design and thinking. 

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Automation LabourforceBy: Thomas Donato, Rockwell Automation

We all are consumers. We all have expectations of quality and service.

When I talk to our customers, I do so with that experience and mindset. If we don’t deliver – we lose. Maybe not immediately, but eventually. It’s as simple as that.

I just lived through a great example of this. Every morning I use our blender. One of the parts broke, and the manufacturer made it quite difficult and cumbersome to get a replacement.

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OmnicableOmniCable was founded in 1977 by partners with deep experience in the US electrical marketplace. With their clear understanding of the industry, they were able to identify an opportunity for the founding of a unique company. At the time, there was a disconnect between electrical distributors and electrical wire and cable manufacturers due to a growing demand that needed to be fulfilled under strict timelines.

The nature of the industry required a wide range of product types and configurations on a “just-in-time” basis. As a result, distributors were unable to stock enough cable products to meet the demands of their customers. 

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BritechBritech Corp, one of Canadas largest heating cable companies has signed a formal agreement with Heat Trace Limited, of Cheshire, England. Heat Trace, founded in England in 1974, Heat Trace is one of the world’s leading industrial heat trace cable manufacturers.

The company is known mainly for innovative solutions in self-regulating high temperature heat tracing cables up to 275°C, their exclusive high temperature, 425°C, cut to length, industrial, in the field replacement for mineral insulated cables, and their high temperature Long Line heating cables that can be installed on pipes in one length up to 10 kilometers long.

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