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MAY 2017

Local voice – national strength
Manitoba’s membership represents the voice of manufacturing in the province, but our voice is amplified through the national network. Here is how CME is working to advance manufacturing interests in Canada. Read more

CME national initiative advances women in manufacturing
Rhonda Barnet, National Board Chair, writes about need to develop a national strategy that educates women on the reality of modern-day manufacturing and what CME is doing about it. Read more

5 manufacturer must-dos at every networking event
Nervous about attending another networking event? CPHRMB provides handy tips for the next networking event you attend: Read more

7 approaches to help you with outside networking this summer
With the Manufacturing Industry Golf Tournament coming up on June 15, Richard Lannon, host of CJOB’s SET for Success shares seven insights to help you get the most out of your netowkring efforts this summer. Read more

Thoughts for the C-Suite: why smart CEOs have a mentor
By far the majority of companies who practice mentoring will tell you that this investment pays off. But does it translate to the highest ranks? Kevin Lusk writes more in this month’s Thoughts for the C-Suite feature: Read more

5 manufacturing industry training and event sessions you don’t want to miss this spring:
Whether you’re looking at learning more about frontline leadership development, exploring standardized work, looking to raise the bar on exports and business development or are planning a facility expansion or new build – CME has you covered with five can’t miss sessions this spring: Read more

Made-in-Manitoba carbon tax response – make your voice heard
Carbon tax remains a hot topic and CME recently hosted the second meeting in a series of member consultations to develop a coordinated industry response. Read more

Canada Games looking to manufacturing community for support on corporate ticket packages
Manufacturing is the backbone of Manitoba’s economy. Our industry has always been a proud support of business and community issues. CME is pleased to launch as pecial corporate ticket package offer to our members and to encourage you to subscribe to one of the package options! Read more

Manufacturing pulse
CME’s Chief Economist, Mike Holden, analyses Stats Canada’s most recent reports to deliver this month’s manufacturing-by-the numbers. Read more

Embracing Excellence 2018
Preparation for the 2018 CME Canadian LEAN Conference continues, with fifty percent of the program confirmed and 150 people already registered. Read more

CME Manitoba unveils ‘Grow’ video at AGM
Members are encouraged to view CME’s newest one-minute promotional video highlighting our mission statement and value proposition – helping manufacturers grow.

CME response to the Manitoba provincial budget
On April 26, the Manitoba government presented the provincial budget. Unlike it’s federal counterpart, the province’s budget contained fewer initiatives that directly support the manufacturing industry. While the budget was a slow and steady approach to addressing deficit challenges and growing the economy, there are several concerns related to manufacturing. Read more

2016/17 CME Manitoba AGM Recap
On April 11, CME held our annual general meeting. A special thank you to The Honourable Cliff Cullen, Minister of Growth, Enterprise and Trade; George Groumoutis, Sky Blue Water and Neil Krovats, Clearline Technologies. To learn more about the event, download the annual report or read the chair’s remarks, click here.

Act now to save on training – the Canada Manitoba Jobs Grant program is now accepting applications
The Canada Manitoba Jobs Grant program, which helps companies subsidize their training costs by up to two thirds, is now accepting applications for a limited intake period. Read more

People First Manitoba compensation survey open to manufacturers through June 16
CME members who participate in the survey will receive an additional discount of 10 per cent over and above the already-discounted purchase price for participants. Read more

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

Sept 6 | Leadership Development Program
Sept 11| LEAN Level III Blackbelt Program
Sept 19 | LEAN Level I
Sept 19 | LEAN Level II – Greenbelt
Sept 26 | LEAN Level II – Greenbelt
Oct 17 | LEAN Level I
Oct 31 | LEAN Level I

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
June 1 | SMLC
June 6 | MCOE
June 14 | MCME
on break | MCSI
June 20 | WLC

Consortia Plant Tours
May 18 | Rockwell Collins
May 25 | MB Hydro

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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