Other Publications & Reports

Manufacturing Our Future

October 2012 – A Manufacturing Action Plan for Canada by the Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters

Proposal from Canadian Tool, Die and Mould Companies on Potential Government Automotive Funding

December 10, 2008 – This proposal was submitted to the government in connection with the automotive sector “bail out” along with an accompanying letter.

CTMA Receives $600,000 for Tooling Industry Innovation and Software Skills Training from Ontario Government

April 24, 2008 – By adopting industry-leading software, skills and work practices, Ontario’s tooling companies will improve their ability to capture complex tooling work and increase sales and profitability.  Additional information is included in this backgrounder.

Custom Machine Manufacturers Clusters

April 10, 2008 – A presentation by M. Jean-Claude Brisson and M. Vladimir Franjo to the CTMA’s Western Ontario Chapter.

State of Our MTDM Sector & Where Do We Go From Here?

February 28, 2008 – Presentation by CTMA President, Horst Schmidt given at the Western Ontario Chapter Dinner Meeting in Cambridge, Ontario.

“FAMILY DAY” Survey Results

February 2008 – Results from our recent survey concerning this new legislated statutory holiday in Ontario. Compiled & published by CTMA.

Advertising Opportunity in Asian Publication

January 2008 – The Federation of Asian Die & Mould Associations (FADMA) is offering CTMA members the opportunity to advertise in its 2008-2009 Directory that will be published by the first week in April – in time for their general meeting being held in Shanghai, China during the China Die & Mould Exhibition.

Ontario’s Ministry of Economic, Development & Trade Commits Support to the MTDM Sector

July 18, 2007 – Following consultations with representatives of the CTMA, Ontario’s Ministry of Economic Development & Trade (MEDT) commits support to the industry.

Filling the Pipeline… Building a Skilled and Loyal Workforce for the Future

February 4-8, 2007 – NTMA 2007 Annual Convention – San Diego, California, USA

Hey Dude! Managing Age Diversity in Today’s Workplace

Bende Wendover, The Centre for Generational Studies

Best Practices in Workforce Development

Jeff Stoller, Heldrich Centre for Workforce Development (Rutgers University)

MOST – Machine Operator Skills Training Program

Tom Galley, Main Machines Products Co.

Workforce Development – a Maine Perspective

Tedd Sutton, Maine Machines Products Co.

Opportunities for Careers in Tooling

Harry Moser, Agie Charmilles Corporation

Tomak Precision’s Approach to the Workforce

A. J. Schaeper, Tomak Precision

Help Establish Ontario Lien Legislation for Tools

CTMA members are being asked to help get the message through to the Ontario government that changes are needed to current legislation that would better protect the financial interests of those in the machine, tool, die and mould industry by creating the type of lien protection that is currently afforded to U.S. based competitors operating within Michigan and Ohio. A sample letter is available to send on your company letterhead.

Testimony on China’s Impact on the U.S. Auto and Auto Parts Industries

July 17, 2006 – Laurie Schmald Moncrieff, President of Schmald Tool & Die, Inc. testified before the U.S. China Econoomic & Security Review Commission in Dearborn, Michigan.

“The China Factor: Mystery, Myth or Magic?”

February 2004 – Presentation to CTMA members by Kim Korth of IRN Inc. and members’ round table discussions.

Canada’s Global Market Intelligence Report on Tool, Die and Mould Industries

December 2002 – Prepared by K&H Global Business Planning Consultants for Dept. of Foreign Affairs and International Trade, CTMA, CAMM and CPIA.

Apprenticeship Training Tax Credit Presentation & Proposal by CTMA to the House of Commons Standing Committee on Finance

November 2002 – Includes results of study conducted for HRDC entitled “The Cost of Apprenticeship Bourne By Employers” (starts on page 41).

Competitive Conditions in the United States and Selected Foreign Markets for Tools, Dies, and Industrial Molds

October 2002 – published by the United States International Trade Commission – Investigation #332-435 USITC Publication #3556

New Wood Pallet Legislation for Exporters

Members should be aware that new wood pallets and packaging used in international trade must be treated.