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Welcome to the Bluewater Wood Alliance, a cluster of wood products manufacturing companies in southwestern Ontario who are working together for the benefit of our customers, our members and our industry.

We manufacture fine quality home, small office and institutional furniture, flooring, cabinets and millwork in Ontario for sale across Canada and around the world. Come into the site to learn more about our products and our companies.

We gratefully acknowledge the support of the Ontario government for funding that helps the Bluewater Wood Alliance to work to improve the productivity, knowledge base and competitiveness of the industry served by the allliance.


 "The BWA, in the short time we have been a member, has been a great resource for our company.  The seminars about lean manufacturing are invaluable and have really caused me to reevaluate all our manufacturing processes.
 The network meetings offer insight, information and networking opportunities that are incredibly focused and relevant.
 And my favourite part is the plant tours - they are fantastic!"
 
Simon Lloyd, Springwater Woodcraft

 "Through the BWA, I have been trained in the basics of lean manufacturing and through discussions and visits with BWA staff and other members of the group, I have gained insights into many ways of improving my business. Before joining the BWA I had concerns that this group's activities would not be that relevant to my particular type of business - I was wrong.
 The BWA is very well managed and has an enthusiastic membership.  I look forward to my continued learning and participation in this group."

Bob Nadon, Upper Canada Stretchers


 "Participation in the SR&ED project helped our company to complete our claim without the use of consultants, resulting in savings worth many times the cost of our membership."

Andrew Schuster, Crate Designs

BWA Plant Tour Focus Group Brings Members Together from Across Cluster Region!

BWA plant tour focus groups concentrate on continuous improvement, and allow members to share and learn from their challenges and successes while building important industry networks! 18 BWA manufacturing members from across the cluster region participated in the October 23, 2014 event hosted by Homestead Woodworks.

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BWA Radio Interview with BWA Manager Mike Baker

Recently, the Bluewater Wood Alliance was invited to tell the BWA story and talk about workforce development for the industry in the region! Read on to hear the interview!

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14th Quarterly BWA Networking Event reviews the BWA RED project, the IWF Show and provides Hardware Forum

The BWA 14th quarterly networking September 18, 2018 provides value to members with details of BWA activities and the RED project, trends from IWF show in Atlanta and a hardware forum addressing ergonomics in latest hardware technologies!

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Annual Mike McGlynn Memorial Wood Fair a Growing Success!

Mike McGlynn was the victim of a tragic woodlot workplace accident in December, 2012. His spirit lives on in this amazing event that is everything wood from the tree to finished product!

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BWA Round Table Aug 26th Event Tackles Lean for Administration

As the summer winds down, BWA members get engaged in round table discussions on applying Lean concepts to the front of your value stream. Read on!

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Head office: 582 14th St, Hanover, ON, N4N 2A1 Tel. 1-226-668-5455 manager@bluewaterwoodalliance.com
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