The NIA is fortunate to have access to many experts who are committed to helping Niagara-based manufacturing businesses.  If you have question you would like an expert to answer, please email a request to niaindustry@gmail.com.

  • Potential Risks of Joint Investment Accounts With Children

    November 20, 2017
    While perhaps not a glamourous topic, it is nonetheless very important for Canadian’s who hold property jointly with their spouse. While this could include the principle residence or other property, today I’m referring to non-registered investment accounts that are held jointly....
  • Why Have a Health and Safety Policy?

    June 22, 2017
    Why Have a Health and Safety Policy? By law, all organizations, employing five or more people, must have a written Health and Safety Policy statement. The policy should cover all aspects of the organisation and be relevant to all employees. A Health and Safety Policy demonstrates how seriously...
  • Hidden costs: Injuries and illnesses are expensive

    April 26, 2016
    You are aware that job-related injuries and illness are expensive, due to medical expenses, lost days on the job, and insurance costs. But, did you know that as much as nine-tenths of the total cost of a workplace injury or illness is a hidden cost? Let’s delve deeper into the direct...
  • Business Retention and Succession: A Co-operative Solution

    January 12, 2016
    Three-quarters of small business owners do not have a succession plan for their business. And, one-third of all business closures are due to succession failures and the lack of preparation. In the next ten years, half of Canadian small business owners will want to sell their businesses...
  • Local Success Stories - Easily Moved Equipment Inc.

    April 21, 2015
    Some Background One of my goals with the articles I write is to highlight and support local successful companies. Success can be defined in different ways. In some cases it may mean surviving during difficult economic times, and in others, it may be mean blowing the competition away. Either way,...
  • Local Success Stories - Hamill Machine Company Inc.

    April 15, 2015
    Some Background One of my goals with the articles I write is to highlight and support local successful companies. Success can be defined in different ways. In some cases it may mean surviving during difficult economic times, and in others, it may be mean blowing the competition...
  • The Rise and Fall of Industrial Companies in Niagara (Part 1)

    March 06, 2015
    Some Background In this two part series I will write about industrial companies that reside or have resided in Niagara. In part one, I will highlight some examples of companies that have left Niagara in a big way or all together, and in part two, companies that are rising stars or still have a...
  • The Rise and Fall of Industrial Companies in Niagara (Part 2)

    March 05, 2015
    Some Background In this two part series I will write about industrial companies that reside or have resided in Niagara. In part one, I highlighted some examples of companies that have left Niagara in a big way or all together, and now in Part 2 I will highlight companies that are rising stars or...