Staying busy

New chapter: RV conversion Now that I’m not teaching, I’ve had to find a project to keep busy with. And what that has turned out...

Workplace investigations

More common, and must be done right Investigations into claims of employee misconduct were once reserved for the most serious and complicated allegations of wrongdoing involving a...

Digital assets

Don’t ignore this component We draft wills and name executors to carry out our wishes for our assets when we die. Digital assets are becoming...

Protect yourself

Tech vulnerability keeping you up at night? If you’re like most modern manufacturers, you rely more and more on technology for your most important tasks. Your...

Right to repair

Preventing waste is a responsibility To be a designer is to be very lucky. It’s our job to dream and to turn these dreams into reality. What...

Handle with care

Both tool and furniture touchpoints are key Handle: derived from the word hand. As a verb, it means: to feel or manipulate with the hands....

Construction liens

A remedy tough as nails Construction liens offer security to anyone providing labour and materials that enhance the value of land and property. Practically speaking,...

Graphic strides: What you see is what you get

Visualization has long been the underlying engine of the creative process. Drawings are the most effective way to represent and communicate ideas. In the...

Is ERP for me?

By Alain Albert There comes a time in any manufacturer’s journey where the factory he or she gave birth to grows to become an unwieldy,...

Oblivious: Designers must see the trees for the forest

I really like maple trees, but the tree that I’m the most familiar with is actually the most common tree in Canada, the Populus...