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Manufacturing Manitoba’s Future

Manufacturers old and new are making a bright new tomorrow By Jeff Baker Love and marriage. Love and marriage go together like a horse and carriage. At least according to Frank Sinatra, in his 1955 hit single (but maybe more of us know this from the opening theme to the sitcom Married… with Children). Perhaps, though – and just go with me on this – he actually meant to say manufacturing and Manitoba go together like that proverbial horse and carriage. Since the birth of Manitoba in 1870, and even well before that, manufacturing has been a part of the life of the province and its people. The Indigenous people who have called this land home for thousands of years have manufactured goods of their own from the resources both at hand and gained through trade – fur clothing, animal hide shelters and clothing, stone and metal tools and utensils, artwork, food and drink, and lots more. Even in the times of the Northwest Company and the Hudson Bay Company, manufacturing was part of daily… Read More