Council’s Choice Award – NMA
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
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
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.