Manufacturing Innovation Summit 2022

Manufacturing Innovation Summit 2022

Save the date for October 19th from 8am-1pm at Georgian College’s Advanced Technology Centre! Invest Barrie and Simcoe County have partnered to bring together the energy of the Manufacturing Summit with the engaging conversation from the Manufacturing Forum into one event in collaboration with Georgian, Lakehead and the City of Orillia. Join industry leaders, executives, […]

Ontario Training More Workers for In Demand Careers in Auto Manufacturing

Government of Ontario

The Ontario government is working for workers by investing $5 million to provide free training to 500 people from underrepresented groups to prepare them for well-paying jobs in the province’s thriving automotive manufacturing sector. The project will provide participants with the necessary skills for rewarding careers in machine operation, assembly, quality control, and logistics. The […]

New funding available: WILWorks Graduate

WILWorks Graduate

Have you heard about the Excellence in Manufacturing Consortium’s WILWorks Graduate program? This new program is designed to help manufacturing sector employers build the workforce of the future by attracting top young talent, expanding their skills, and guiding them on their paths to employment. The program offers a financial incentive of up to $5,000 to […]

Ontario Launches Program to Support Advanced Manufacturers Across Province

Manufacturing in North Simcoe

Today, the Ontario government launched the Advanced Manufacturing and Innovation Competitiveness (AMIC) program to help companies get the tools, technology and talent they need to grow, compete and innovate in an increasingly competitive global market. As part of the 2021 Fall Economic Statement, AMIC is a new stream of the Regional Development Program (RDP). The […]

Province Invests in Midland Automotive Parts Manufacturer to Boost Local Economy

ZF Automotive in North Simcoe

Ontario supports $7.8-million surge in Southwestern Ontario economy with $1.2-million Regional Development Program investment. The Ontario government is supporting an investment of more than $7.8 million by ZF Automotive Canada to help boost Ontario’s automotive and domestic manufacturing sectors, while attracting investment to the local economy. The province is investing nearly $1.2 million in the […]

Province Celebrates Manufacturing Day

Manufacturing in North Simcoe

Manufacturing Day kicks off a full month of activities to celebrate all Ontario-based manufacturers, from the small 3D print shop to the large automaker. This is also an opportunity for young people to learn about the high-value, high-tech, high-skilled and high-paying career opportunities manufacturing offers, especially as the province begins to make the next generation […]

Featured Video: The Injection Molding Process

Baytech Plastics Inc. is a custom injection mold manufacturer, finisher and assembler of high quality plastic components. Check out their latest video featuring the injection molding process. Find out more about Baytech Plastics here.  

Proudly Connecting Consumers to Ontario Made Products

CME Program Helps Consumers Support Local Business and Manufacturing Jobs. A wide range of Ontario manufacturers, retailers, and businesses have stepped forward to proudly promote made-in-Ontario products through the Ontario Made program. Since launching in July, Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters (CME)’s SupportOntarioMade.ca website has registered over 4,600 products from over 1,200 local manufacturers. Business leaders […]

Regional partners host fifth annual forum for manufacturing sector virtually

County of Simcoe Economic Development Office

The County of Simcoe’s Economic Development Office, in partnership with member municipalities, the City of Barrie, the City of Orillia, Georgian College, Lakehead University and the Excellence in Manufacturing Consortium, are presenting the 2020 Simcoe County Virtual Manufacturers’ Forum on Tuesday, November 17. The virtual forum will focus on trends that are shaping the future […]

National Manufacturing Day celebrates ‘extraordinary’ local efforts

Made in Simcoe County

On Oct. 2, the County of Simcoe is recognizing National Manufacturing Day in honour of the region’s tremendous businesses and workforce that continue to support our economy while adapting to support COVID-19 response and recovery. Dedicated to highlighting the benefits of modern manufacturing careers and inspiring the next generation of manufacturers, the county is commemorating this […]