On April 26th, the first of three “Well Made Here” Board of Directors’ meetings for the year 2023 was held by video conference. Eight of the eleven directors took part. Here is a summary of the proceedings.
Our organization, “Well Made Here”, has decided to participate in consultations on the future of competition policy in Canada. While the initiative focuses on improvements to the Competition Bureau’s application system, our involvement is aimed at raising awareness of the fact that the singular anti-trust dimension that dominates the spirit and language of the current Competition Act – and no doubt that of its forthcoming iteration – deserves to be modernized, not only in light of the digitalization of the economy, but also of the globalization of markets affecting the well-being of our companies, the impact of free trade treaties on these businesses, and above all, the little importance given to the “locally made” products.
According to a survey by the Reshoring Institute, a pro-relocation organization for U.S. manufacturing facilities, Americans would prefer to buy domestically made products. Your “Well Made Here” newsletter covers the highlights of this survey in the hope of convincing the Canadian government to consult our citizens on the same issues.
Founded in 1967, Peintures MF is a 100% Quebec-based company in continuous growth. It is located in Laval, Quebec, where it produces a complete line of different types of architectural paints such as latex, acrylic, varnish, signage paint, and dryfall paint. In addition to its architectural line, it offers a range of industrial paints for floors.
The National Hardware Show (NHS) promised to be packed with more products, events and resources for the home improvement and construction industry because of its partnership with two other organizations, the NAHB known for its International Builders’ Show (IBS) and the NKBA which hosts the Kitchen & Bath Industry Show (KBIS).