Co-Founder, Berlin KraftWorks Inc.
At BKW we believe in the strength of our local manufacturing firms. There are so many products and components that can be made right here in the Greater Waterloo Region and Wellington County. As of 2019, Manufacturing represented 18.7% of all employment in Waterloo Region and 20.2% of all employment in Guelph. Greater Waterloo Region is also the 4th largest manufacturing center in Canada by percent employed.*
With so many different firms, many don’t know what’s right here in their own backyard. Often, individuals or business will search for manufacturing capabilities outside of the region (and even outside of the country) because they don’t know the potential that is available locally. This has inspired our newest initiative which focuses on connecting local companies.
We will be featuring local firms here on our website. We want to show the diversity of firms, the technical ability, and the unique products that can be made right here. We are looking for more firms to be featured, please reach out to Deidre Dixon-Golding to recommend a firm to be included on our list.
Check back tomorrow, October 21st, when we reveal our first featured manufacturer!
*Data from Statistics Canada, CANSIM Table 282-0131