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EMC partners with BMO for industry banking program


November 25, 2014
By Alyssa Dalton


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Nov. 25, 2014 – The Excellence in Manufacturing Consortium (EMC) has announced a new initiative with BMO Bank of Montreal which promises to provide a high-value manufacturing resource for the industry throughout Ontario.

The parties say that manufacturers are increasingly faced with “hyper competition” where global interests are often able to quote on business with significantly lower costs. This new resource, they say, will help manufacturers become more productive, reduce enterprise-wide costs and access the best financial information possible to grow their businesses into new markets and sectors.

“Nobody knows the challenges affecting manufacturing better than the manufacturers themselves,” said Al Diggins, EMC president and general manager. “Gone are the days of the ‘old-fashioned banker’ who intimately knew each client, their goals and challenges. We are pleased to be working together with BMO to reconnect industry with their bankers, build trusted relationships and provide better information and competitive resources for our members to be successful.”

“We have developed a dedicated team of qualified account managers — across the country — who understand the manufacturing industry and are committed to ensuring our clients have the tools and resources that will help them achieve short-term and long-term success,” added Al Giguere, vice-president of commercial banking, BMO Bank of Montreal.

Manufacturers interested in accessing these resources may contact Laura Gibson at lgibson@emccanada.org. This program is open to all manufacturers and is free for EMC members.