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March 01, 2021
Welcome to Shifting Gears, a timely news source for manufacturers and industry professionals brought to you by
your Regional Manufacturing Partners Alliance.

We welcome feedback and referrals of important news and events relevant to our local manufacturing community.


Industry 4.0: Automation Accelerator Pilot Program for Manufacturers- Register for the Automation Accelerator Program to learn about practical tools and opportunities that your manufacturing business can implement to drive change and leverage smart manufacturing technologies. project is presented in partnership with the County of Simcoe, member municipalities, the Cities of Barrie and Orillia, Georgian College, Lakehead University, the Province of Ontario, REMAP and the Excellence in Manufacturing Consortium. Space is limited, so reserve your spot today! 

ITSTARTS with the Professionals Panel- Join Lakehead University for this panel discussion with community members in various roles; in Thunder Bay and Simcoe County. The participants will share their role and work with immigration and newcomers, and how this has impacted their communities.  

“Fostering the Next Generation of Skilled Trades" event- The Simcoe Muskoka Workforce Development Board invites you to their event that is open to all interested employers in the County of Simcoe and District of Muskoka. 


Oro-Medonte MediCA Park Enhances Supply Chain Security, Fuels Innovation- 

Barrie company develops first COVID-19 finger-prick rapid test- 

'Forgotten industry': Barrie-made boxes proving essential in COVID economy- 



Manufacturing Recovery Support Program-  This a national coaching program helping manufacturers better understand the current situation they face by identifying and supporting a clear path forward 

Innovation Canada- A customized list of grants and funding programs for manufacturers. For more information follow the link 
- Edited by Cecilia Doucette
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