After having voluntarily initiated the “Well Made Here” program two years ago, Richard Darveau, the president and CEO of the Quebec Hardware and Building Supply Association (AQMAT) observed that the program required executive management. It is with this in mind that the board of directors of AQMAT, at its January 20th meeting, then the board of directors of the pan-Canadian “Well Made Here” organization, at its February 12th meeting, agreed to sign mirror agreements with Mr. Darveau in order for both to benefit from his services in a fifty-fifty split for the years to come.Read more
The number of facilities where “Well Made Here” products are manufactured continues to grow rapidly now reaching close to 160 sites. These are geographically spread out across all five regions of Canada. Read more
Regarding the “Well Made Here” accreditation, all indications show that it is advantageous to integrate the logo into the packaging regardless of the market where the product will be sold, and with point of purchase material used throughout the retail networks across the country.
The media are increasingly exposing that the quality of Canadian-made products attracts not only Canadians, but consumers around the world.