Northumberland County manufacturers are invited to a roundtable discussion hosted by the Northumberland Manufacturers’ Association regarding the impending repeal of the Industrial Exemption from the Professional Engineers Act of Ontario and its impact on Ontario industries.
Related Download: Professional Engineers Act – Industrial Exception
Please earmark Tuesday, June 4th at 2pm to take part in the Engineering Roundtable with the PEO’s Marisa Sterling in the Council Chambers at the Northumberland County Headquarters Building at 555 Courthouse Road, Cobourg.
For questions or additional information, contact Charlene Smith, Northumberland Manufacturers’ Association.
Telephone: 905-372-8315 ext. 242
April 17, 2013 – Cam Tran Co. Ltd.
203 Purdy Road
Colborne, Ontario K0K 1S0
RBC, Assistant Chief Economist
Dawn Desjardins joined the Royal Bank Economics team in January 2006 as a senior economist. She is responsible for the macroeconomic and interest rate forecasts for Canada and the U.S. Previously, Dawn worked as a reporter for Bloomberg Financial News in Toronto covering the Canadian bond and currency markets and was the Canadian bond market strategist for a major U.S. bank for ten years. She is a graduate of the University of Toronto.
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AGM – Agenda 2012
Thanks to our sponsors:
April 17, 2013 – Cam Tran Co. Ltd.
203 Purdy Road
Colborne, Ontario K0K 1S0
- 8:00 – Registration / Breakfast
- 8:10 – Welcome – NMA Chair: Dan Ross, President
- 8:15 – Introduction – Dawn Desjardins, RBC
- 9:15 – NMA Annual General Meeting
- 9:30 – Closing Remarks & Adjournment
- 9:35 – Plant Tour of Cam Tran Co. Ltd.
Thank you to our sponsors:
Ash Brook Golf Club – June 20, 2013
7215 Dale Road
Port Hope, ON LlA 3V6
Tee-times to be assigned starting at 1:00 p.m.
$65.00 per person (HST included)
BECOME A SPONSOR
HOLE SPONSOR – $100.00 WITH 1 FREE GOLFER
GREENS SPONSOR – $250.00 WITH 2 FREE GOLFERS
TOURNAMENT – $500.00 WITH 4 FREE GOLFERS
Each golfer receives 9 holes of golf,
power cart & steak dinner
Please Register by June 14, 2013
Download Golf Tournament 2013 Bulletin
(includes faxable registration form)
Or use the Online Registration Form below.
You will be invoiced when registration has been received.
Northumberland Manufacturers’ Association
600 William Street, Suite 600, Cobourg, ON K9A 3A5
Phone – 905-372-8315 x 242 fax 905-372-2238
By Pete Fisher, Northumberland Today
PORT HOPE – Vic Fedeli, MPP for Nipissing and PC Party Energy Critic, along with Northumberland Quinte West MPP Rob Milligan toured Esco Limited’s Port Hope facility and participated in an energy roundtable discussion with members of the Northumberland Manufacturing Association earlier this week. Milligan approached the NMA about an energy roundtable after receiving correspondence last fall stating that local manufacturers were concerned about future energy costs and their ability to remain competitive.
“Manufacturers are vital to the economic prosperity of Ontario,” Milligan said. “They provide high quality jobs in Northumberland Quinte West and it is imperative that future energy policies are conducive to manufacturer’s being able to remain competitive.”
Milligan pointed out that since the current government took power nine years ago energy costs went from being one of the lowest in North America to one of the highest.
“We have a jobs crisis in Ontario and we can’t afford to lose anymore manufacturing jobs. I welcome the opportunity to discuss energy policy and garner feedback from local industry leaders on the direction future energy policy should take,” Milligan said.
Message from the NMA President
The 8th Annual Tri-Association Conference was a huge success. This was the first time the event has ever been sold out. Thank you to everyone who attended and to our sponsors. I also want to thank all the attendees for the feedback provided about the conference. We will soon be busy planning next years’ conference and your feedback is extremely valuable.
My hope for this conference is that you found something new to improve your business, that you were inspired by a story that will drive positive change within your organization and that you met someone who is facing similar problems who you can work with. That ultimately is the goal of the NMA – LEARN, NETWORK, ADVOCATE.
The theme of the conference was “Your Journey. Who’s on it? Who’s Leading It?”. We are trying to transform our task-based jobs into value-based missions for our employees to drive positive change in our region. If we do this we can drive true employee engagement and unbeatable results. I wish everyone the best in their journey.
All of the presentations that we are allowed to share from the conference are listed below. I encourage you to check them out and look forward to seeing all of you again next year.
Dan Ross, B.Eng, PMP
List of Presentations
Click on any title to view Presentation Notes:
CONFERENCE SOLD OUT!
8th Annual Tri Association Conference
Your Journey. Who’s on it? Who’s Leading It?
November 14, 2012 – 8:00am to 3:00pm
Cobourg Community Centre 750 D’Arcy Street
Cobourg Ontario K9A 0G1
Gzik & Puccio Keynote Speakers at 2012 Tri-Association Fall Conference
Gary Gzik is CEO of BizXcel Inc., an organizational development and management consulting firm. He is an international speaker, corporate trainer, management consultant, champion of Getting To Someday and an all around enthusiastic guy that has been inspiring people and organizations for the past 28 years. Gary is also the author of two books: “The Orange Popsicle” and “The Power of RE”.
When Gary steps on stage, you can’t help but be drawn to his energetic, person-centered presentation style. Through personal stories, humour and pure energy, he weaves together his experiences and his knowledge to create a dynamic presentationthat passes on his passion for his own work and life to his audience.
To date, Gary has worked with hundreds of organizations and over 15,000 individuals throughout North America in the areas of organization, leadership, team and personal development. Gary is a versatile speaker at home whether keynote speaking to 1500 people, training seminars for 15-20 people or one-on-one management consulting. Recent clients include General Dynamics, Procter & Gamble, Farmers’ Mutual Insurance, Mohawk Council of Akwesasne, United Way of Canada and Carlson Wagonlit Travel.
Gerard J. Puccio is Department Chair and Professor at the International Center for Studies in Creativity, Buffalo State; a unique academic dept. that offers the world’s only Master of Science degree in creativity. Gerard has written more than 50 articles, chapters and books. His most recent book titled “The Innovative Team”, co-authored with Chris Grivas, is a fable about a team that was able to apply proven creative-thinking tools to turn around a dysfunctional and unproductive situation. In 2011 he and his colleagues published the second edition of their book “Creative Leadership: Skills that Drive Change”. In recognition of his outstanding work as a scholar, Dr. Puccio received the State University of New York Chancellor’s Recognition Award for Research Excellence, as well as the President’s Medal for Scholarship and Creativity.
Dr. Puccio is an accomplished speaker and consultant; he has worked with major corporations, universities, and numerous school districts. Some of his recent clients include the BBC, Fisher-Price Brands, Blue Cross and Blue Shield, Kraft Foods, Rich Products, BNP Paribas, Rubbermaid, Rochester Institute of Technology and the Fashion Institute of Technology. He has delivered creativity workshops and presentations across the United States and in more than 20 different countries.
Gerard holds a Ph.D. in organizational psychology from the University of Manchester, England.
Conference Sponsors & Partners
Conference Table Sponsors To Date
In a News Release dated September 21, 2012 it was announced that the Province of Ontario will be investing ProtoPlast Inc.
“The province is investing close to $85,000 in Protoplast Inc. to help expand its facilities and modernize its operations. This joint investment will help create 20 new jobs and retain 80 jobs right here in Cobourg. The company’s investment, together with our government’s support, represents a total project commitment of nearly $850,000.”
Click here to read the entire New Release.
On June 21, 2012, the NMA hosted their annual golf tournament at Ash Brook Golf Club. It was a blistering hot day with high humidity but 9 teams tee-d off for 9 holes of golf. In spite of the heat everyone had a great time….but they were all happy to get back to the club house for a cool drink, a steak dinner and to do some networking in the air conditioning.
Prizes were presented for the golf challenges (Photos below). Raffle Prize Winners were Monica Sheridan, Structural Panels (Cheese Basket from Empire Cheese), Dan Dunkley, CPS Wood Products (BBQ Basket), Cathy Grant, CCS Industrials (Party Pack) and Anne Walter, CCS Industrials (A Round of Golf at Ash Brook Golf Course). Brian Peterson, Weetabix won the 50/50 Draw.
We would say a big thank you to our sponsors. The Tournament Sponsor was Cameco and our three Golf Challenge sponsors were Fleming College, CCS Industrials and CPS Wood Products. Our thanks to everyone who donated prizes for the prize table and most of all our thanks to everyone who participated in this year’s golf tournament.
Lowest Gross Winners
Lowest Gross Winners – Team Sabic – Josh Boudens, Dan Gadbois, Glenn Sutherland & Dan Ross (NMA President)
Most Honest Team
Most Honest Team – Monica Sheridan (Structural Panels), Cathy Grant (CCS Industrials), Brad Robertson (Esco Corp) & Anne Walker (CCS Industrials). Both Brad and Monica are NMA Directors).
Closest to the Pin Winners
Closest to the Pin Winners – Brad Robertson (Esco Corp) and Shelley Storace (RBC)
Closest to the Pin Winners
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Monica Sheridan (Structural Panels) and John Studinski (Cameco)
Council’s Choice Award – NMA
Councils Choice Award was presented by Mayor Linda Thompson, Deuty Mayor Jeff Gilmer, Councilor Jeff Lees, Councilor Dave Turck, Councilor Greg Burns, Councilor Rick Austin and Councilor Mary Lou Ellis to Northumberland Manufacturers’ Association. Beside Mayor Thompson are Pat Jossinet & Charlene Smith
2012 Business Excellence Award Councils Choice Award went to the Northumberland Manufacturers’ Association. Below are excerpts from Mayor Linda Thompson’s presentation comments:
“The purpose of the NMA is to promote continuous improvement, innovation, and high performance within the manufacturing sector of Northumberland County through Networking, Education and Advocacy.
The NMA hosted a variety of events and networking opportunities including funding forums, Speaker Series, and the Annual Conference which has developed into a Tri Association Conference in collaboration with the Quinte Manufacturers Association and the Kawartha Manufacturing Association bringing internationally renowned speakers and educational opportunities to local industry.
The NMA continues to work collaboratively having a positive impact on local industry as they take lead roles such as taking a lead role on:
- The Energy Coalition, working with organizations across the province to address high energy costs.
- The Tri-Association Manufacturers Initiative providing 50% training dollar reimbursement and Intern/Displaced workers. NMA members were reimbursed over $250,000 dollars and 81 new hires were made possible.
The NMA continues to be a strategic partner in numerous local economic development projects including IDEAHUB, Workforce Gap Analysis and Innovation Durham Northumberland providing local access to research, innovation and educational support tools to local industry and business.”
Chamber’s Choice Award – CpK Interior Products
Chambers Choice Award was presented by the Port Hope & District Chamber of Commerce Cathy Moor. Receiving this award is Pat Jossinet (middle). Pat is also a director of the NMA.
CpK Interior Products Port Hope, manufactures automotive interior trim for local and international distribution to the automotive industry. As a tier two supplier we provide the following products to our customer – Chrysler Corporation.
- Instrument Panels
- Door Panels
- Class A injected moulded components
Excellence in Manufacturing – UniTrak
Excellence in Manufacturing Award was presented to Unitrak (from left) Deputy Mayor Jeff Gilmer and Director of Economic Development (and Director of the NMA) Judy Selvig to Marie Lytle and Bill Gorsline both from UniTrak.
Based in Port Hope, Ontario, UniTrak supplies bulk material handling equipment and parts to companies throughout the United States, Canada, South America, and Asia. As an ISO9001:2000 registered manufacturer, UniTrak is dedicated to exceeding its customers’ expectations for innovative bulk material handling solutions, for performance, for reliability, for superior engineering, and for quality components.