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Ontario helps showcase mold making industry

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Ontario helps showcase mold making industry

Ontario is helping mold makers attract new customers. Mold makers provide the equipment and services that other companies use to make their products. The provincial assistance will help the Canadian Association of Mold Makers, with the support of the Windsor Essex Development Commission, host a "Reverse Trade Show" November 18 and 19, at Casino Windsor.

The three-day event will bring in around 50 international buyers, and includes:

  • A trade show
  • Tours of local mold shops
  • "One on one" meetings between local shops and buyers
  •  A series of seminars and informative speakers

The "Reverse Trade Show" will focus on attracting international buyers, showcasing Canada's tooling industry to a new group of potential buyers. Traditionally the automotive sector has been the largest customer of mold shops, the trade show will help these businesses diversify their customer base.

Quick Facts

  • Ontario is home to 90 per cent of Canada's Tool, Die and Mold industry.
  • The auto industry currently accounts for about 60 per cent of sales within the Tool, Die and Mold sector.
  • Ontario is providing $100,000 to this project through the Communities in Transition Initiative.

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“The mold making sector provides the high-quality equipment and services that our manufacturing and automotive sectors depend on.This investment promotes the continued strength of our mold manufacturers, connecting them with new customers and developing new markets.”

Sandra Pupatello

Minister of Economic Development and Trade

“By continuing to work together, we can create new opportunities for our tooling sector, and help our local shops develop new export opportunities.”

Albert Schumacher

Vice-Chair, Windsor Essex Development Commission

“This funding allows Ontario's mold manufacturing sector to showcase our talent, resources, skills and innovation to the world. The "Reverse Trade Show" will demonstrate that we can provide the high-quality products that buyers demand in today's global economy.”

Dan Moynahan

President, Canadian Association of Mold Makers



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