If you have a
that is unique,
let us know;
we’d love to
MAKE MANUFACTURING EXCELLENCE
A GOAL FOR CANADA
The future of manufacturing—like many
other industries—is linked to quality. It is
the high quality of produced parts and the
Canadian workforce that will keep manufacturing strong in this country.
Since its founding in 1905, Canadian
Metalworking has been observing the metalworking industry, and it has been witness to many trends, such as the creation
of PLCs and CNCs, lean strategies, the rise
of automation, offshoring, and, thankfully,
reshoring. Increasingly complex equipment
is the norm on the shop floors of today. This
means that it has become even more important than ever before to keep on top of trends,
news, and new technology, and Canadian
Metalworking remains committed to giving
its readers the best of the best.
This year brings some positive change to
the pages of this magazine. Because it is
our goal to report timely, relevant news,
Canadian Metalworking is becoming
Canada’s only national magazine covering
the machining marketplace to be printed
each and every month.
Also launched in 1905, and knowing a thing
or two about quality, was the Rolex time-
piece company. This company, the vision of
Hans Wilsdorf, started in London, England,
to change the way people could find out the
time. It was simple: He dreamed of a watch
worn on the wrist.
Until this point in history, wristwatches
were not very precise, but Wilsdorf wanted a
product that was both reliable and stylish.
For Wilsdorf, much like Canadian manu-
facturers of the 21st century, the goal was
quality. He knew that if he could provide a
wearable watch of unmatched elegance and
functionality, the public at large would want
one. And, more than a century later, he was
proven to be correct.
Today Rolex is as much a symbol of quality
as it is a timepiece.
After nearly 15 years of providing my
uniquely Canadian look at the world of metal
manufacturing, I am pleased to take the helm
of this, the flagship of metalworking media
in Canada. At Canadian Metalworking, it is
our ongoing goal to write about the technolo-
gies that matter to Canadian manufacturers
from coast to coast, technologies that can
have a dramatic effect on shop productivity.
If you have a shop, process, or personality
that is unique, let us know; we’d love to chat.
Now, about that Rolex.
JOE THOMPSON, EDITOR
10 | MARCH 2016 www.canadianmetalworking.com
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