Created in 1871, the Association of Canadian Manufacturers and Exporters (“Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters” or “CME”) is an entity whose function is to represent and develop the emerging industrial sector of Canada at a global level.

History of the CME

Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters (CME) was born in 1871 under the name of Ontario Manufacturers’ Association (OMA); however, in 1877, it changed its name to the Canadian Manufacturers Association (CMA). During its first 100 years, the CMA grew along with the Canadian industry and helped start and found several entities, including the Business Council and the Aerospace and Automotive Associations. During this time, the organization also helped establish the industrial policies that helped shape Canadian industry.

A separate organization called the Canadian Exporters Association (CEA) was founded in 1943, and the CMA and the CEA joined forces in 1996 (after the 1994 establishment of NAFTA) to promote and support the integration of manufacturing in Canada as the mainstay of value-added exports to the US and Mexico. Thanks to this merger, the Alliance of Manufacturers & Exporters of Canada (AMEC) was born.  Some time later, the Association of Provincial Research Organizations (APRO) joined AMEC, which became the most significant industrial association in Canada.

Four years later, in the year 2000, the Alliance of Manufacturers & Exporters of Canada (AMEC) became Manufacturers & Exporters (CME), which has as its main long-term objective that the Canadian manufacturing and export sector become a global leader in productivity, technology development, and implementation, carbon reduction, world-class ESG compliance, diversity, and inclusion.

CME Certification

CME’s training is designed for manufacturers, and its main objective is to help manufacturers throughout the country improve their competitiveness, operations, and results. Therefore, they offer certified courses taught by CME experts with real manufacturing experience.

CME’s certified courses and training range from one-day sessions to multi-week modules, providing guidance and training on best practices for various operational topics. These certified courses include structured learning objectives to develop the knowledge, skills, and confidence needed to drive continuous improvement in the manufacturing workplace.

Why Partner with CME?

By partnering with the CME, a manufacturer or company can strengthen its competitive advantage by developing its knowledge and capacity in critical areas such as LEAN; productivity, trade, and export; energy and environment; leadership development; and safety. Furthermore, CME actively works to influence and recommend effective policies that allow manufacturers to compete both in Canada and abroad. This approach has given CME the credibility to speak as “the voice of manufacturing” in Canada, and this status allows their credibility to extend to companies who work with them.

Aggressive Tube Bending and the CME

CME is Canada’s most prominent business and industry organization committed to helping its members achieve national and global competitiveness through continuous improvement. Aggressive Tube Bending’s participation and accreditation in CME allows us to provide high-quality products and services to our customers and support Aggressive Tube Bending’s corporate development by providing networking opportunities, training, and educational resources so we can stay fully up-to-date on the latest industry trends.

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