Organization History

Along with agriculture, tourism and cultural industries, manufacturing is one of the main pillars of the Huron economy. With a few exceptions, most of Huron’s manufacturers are very small, employing fewer than fifty people.

In 1998, a core group of manufacturing and municipal leaders known as the Huron Manufacturing Group recognized the need for greater awareness, community support and further growth of Huron County’s manufacturing sector. With the assistance of Human Resources Development Canada, The County of Huron, and local municipalities, a comprehensive study was commissioned in 1998-1999 to identify the needs of the manufacturing sector to ensure sustainable growth.

The Strategic Plan that came out of the work of the Group identified priorities and activities to guide our work and paved the way for the creation of the Huron Manufacturing Association. Huron Manufacturing Association Inc. incorporated as a non-profit organization in January of 2004.


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