CME partners with University of Windsor to support local manufacturers

Friday May 31, 2013
Written by Manufacturing AUTOMATION
Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters (CME)—Canada's largest trade and industry association—announced a new partnership with the University of Windsor's Office of Automotive and Vehicle Research (OAVR) at the Odette School of Business to strengthen the voice of manufacturers and exporters in Windsor-Essex County. OAVR will work closely with CME's newly launched Ontario Council of Manufacturing Executives (oCME) to share best practices, intelligence and to advocate more effectively to all levels of government, ensuring the necessary policies, programs and services are in place to grow domestically and around the world. "This strategic partnership is a critical step to strengthening the future of manufacturing at the heart of the industry in Ontario," said CME president & CEO, Jayson Myers. "OAVR will be CME's voice in the Windsor area, providing companies with tangible resources and providing us with the key input we need to react to pressing business issues." The alliance will also establish a CME office in the region, and will provide local manufacturers with enhanced access to CME's extensive member resources, including policy and regulatory experts, networking opportunities, and up to $60,000 in savings and discounts through its Industry Benefits Program. "We look forward to working with CME to support and raise the profile of manufacturers in Windsor-Essex County," said Allan Conway, dean of the Odette School of Business. "It will offer our students the opportunity to gain firsthand experience in the sector and broaden their knowledge of manufacturing and exporting in Ontario, Canada, and around the world."

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