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APRIL 2017

Year in review: a message from Dennis Darby
Dennis Darby, newly installed CME national president offers insights and observations in this year in review piece. Read more

How U.S. protectionism is helping to boost Canada’s economy
From Brexit to Trump; volatility has proven to be puzzling for Canadian exporters and manufacturers. BDO tells you what you need to know. Read more

Member spotlight: Brunswick Steel
CME connected with Justin Copp, president of Brunswick Steel on leadership, growth and success. Read more

Thoughts for the C-Suite: are you sure you want to go cheaper?
Can a price drop ever be a winning tactic? Kevin Lusk writes more in this month’s Thoughts for the C-Suite feature: Read more

Manufacturers’ Executive Councils: don’t miss your chance for a seat at this table
The Manufacturers’ Executive Councils (MECs) are exclusive groups business owners, CEOs and
general managers. These unique forums increase profitability and competitiveness by drawing on the strengths of experienced, like-minded senior executives. Don’t miss your chance for a seat at this table. Read more

New Leadership Development Program session planned
Today’s front-line leaders need to engage people and create an agile and committed workforce to achieve business goals. CME’s Leadership Development Program session is quickly emerging as an industry benchmark. Read more

CME to consult on Efficiency Manitoba, new provincial crown corporation
The government of Manitoba has introduced legislation that will allow for the creation of a new, stand-alone crown corporation whose mandate would be energy efficiency and CME has been asked to consult. Read more

Appointment notice: Ron Koslowsky appointed to WCB Board
Congratulations to CME Vice President Ron Koslowsky on his appointment as a member representative of employers to the Prevention Committee of the WCB Board of Directors. The Prevention Committee is responsible for the oversight of prevention activities and makes recommendations to the WCB Board on various prevention matters including the development of policy prevention of workplace injuries and illness, incentive programs and more.

Federal Budget Firmly Establishes Manufacturing as Central to Innovation and Growth
On March 22, the federal government unveiled the budget, which closely mirrors CME member recommendations to federal government: Read more

Manufacturing Week events a rousing success!
Last month, the prairie manufacturing community came together to celebrate excellence in Manufacturing. The Premier kicked off the celebrations, officially proclaiming Manufacturing Week and opening the Dare to Compete conference at ice level in a face-off with Ron Koslowsky. Read more

Canada Games Corporate Sponsorship packages now available to manufacturers Read more

April 26 | CME Manitoba AGM

May 3 & 4 | Hoshin Kanri Workshop & LEAN for Leaders

June 15 | Manufacturing Industry Golf Tournament

For more CME training info, click here, or contact Tammy Oakes at the CME office at 204-949-1454

April 11 | LEAN Level 1
April 24 | Leadership Development Program
April 18 | Greenbelt

TWI - various dates available, for more information please contact Brett Hisock at 204-619-1540 or

Visit for a comprehensive listing of upcoming courses!

Open to consortia members only; pre-registration required.

Consortia Meetings
May 4 | SMLC
May 2 | MCOE
April 12 | MCME
April 13 | MCSI
April 18 | WLC

Consortia Plant Tours
April 20 | Loewen / Barkman Concrete
April 27 | Melet Plastics
May 18 | BE Aerospace

For more information, contact Lee-Anne Carter, LEAN Coordinator 204-949-1454

Spring 2017 in this issue:

Spotlight: Manitoba
Special feature: Made in Manitoba, By Manitobans
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Next issue Summer 2017:

Spotlight: Skilling up for Success
Special feature: Women in Industry
Booking deadline: May 12th
Click here for more information

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