MFG Month

Celebrating Manufacturing

Our Grand Erie region has many reasons to celebrate manufacturing.

Hundreds of manufacturing companies employ some 16,500 people between them, and those employees make an amazing array of products. Some of those products are household names, while some are more obscure, for specialty markets. Some of the products are sold in North America, while others are sold around the world.

 

We Make It Here

Our 4 We Make It Here videos offer a behind-the-scenes look at modern manufacturing in Brantford, Brant, Haldimand and Norfolk. You’ll hear from people who work in manufacturing and learn about the many exciting career opportunities in this large, diverse industry.

Brantford We Make It Here video

Norfolk County We Make It Here video

Brant County We Make It Here video

Haldimand County We Make It Here video

The We Make It Here videos project was produced by the Workforce Planning Board of Grand Erie in partnership with:

  • City of Brantford Economic Development & Tourism
  • County of Brant Economic Development & Tourism
  • Norfolk County Tourism & Economic Development
  • Haldimand County Economic Development & Tourism
  • Brant Haldimand Norfolk Catholic District School Board
  • Grand Erie District School Board

This project is funded in part by the Government of Canada and the Government of Ontario.

Celebrating Manufacturing Month

Photo of Tigercat Industries plant tour

We’ve shone the spotlight on manufacturing.

Manufacturing Day – Oct. 5, 2017

18 companies in Brantford, Brant, Haldimand and Norfolk opened their doors to small groups of high school students.

The annual Manufacturing Day event is designed to open the eyes of students to the wide variety of careers available in today’s advanced manufacturing environment, including jobs in production, engineering, skilled trades, research, design, product development, quality assurance, human resources, accounting, supply management, logistics and more.

Manufacturing Videos – We Make It Here

Four videos (see above) showcased products made by local residents at local manufacturing plants have been made.

Manufacturing Appreciation Breakfast

October 2017 ended with a Manufacturing Appreciation Breakfast, where we thanked companies that participated in the tours and videos. Participants also had a chance to hear a speaker on the subject of Industry 4.0.

Manufacturing Day is a joint venture between the Workforce Planning Board of Grand Erie, Grand Erie District School Board, Brant Haldimand Norfolk Catholic District School Board and other community partners. This project is funded in part by the Ontario Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development.

2017 Manufacturing Day tour hosts

The following companies hosted Manufacturing Day tours of their facility for small groups of high school students on Oct. 5. We thank them for opening their doors, and for offering students a first-hand look at their operations and a chance to learn about manufacturing-related careers.
To learn more about this companies, click on their names.

Apogee Ceramics Inc. (Paris)
Battlefield International Inc. (Cayuga)
Bowman Precision Tooling (Brantford)
CGC Inc. (Hagersville)
CoorsTek Inc. (Paris)
DM Precision Products (Dunnville)
GIZEH Packaging (Brantford)
Hematite (Brantford)
iSPAN Systems LP (Princeton)
Massilly North America Inc. (Brantford)
Norfolk Fruit Growers’ Association (Simcoe)
R&W Metal Fabricating and Design Inc. (Brantford)
Stelco Inc. (Nanticoke)
Stubbe’s (Harley)
Tigercat Industries Inc. (Paris)
Titan Trailers Inc. (Delhi)
Toyotetsu Canada Inc. (Simcoe)
Walters Inc. (Princeton)

2016 Manufacturing Day tours