TBM is a Forum Dedicated to Restoring Our Manufacturing Sectors.

The ultimate goal of Take Back Manufacturing is to get government, educators
and industry leadership to start working closer together to plan the recovery of the
declining manufacturing sectors in Canada.

Brief on TBM.pdf
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Latest TBM Happenings...

TBM at Canada's National Apprenticeship Conference!

Ron Kurtz one of our TBM advocates delivered the presentation on the Integrated Industrial Learning System that is an important component of our TBM Journey.

The Conference was in Ottawa 2nd -3rd June 2014

Go to TBM Information for details


We Presented a Short extract from our TBM Presentation on our proposal for an INTEGRATED INDUSTRIAL APPRENTICESHIP SYSTEM.

FABTECH is the largest show in Canada of its kind.. 


Attached is the TBM presentation and full Proposal in Report format.

Apprenticeship system at fabtech .pdf
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Read about TBM on the front cover of Canadian Industrial Machinery Magazine.


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SEE TBM MOVIE ...Explanation of the SME TBM Survey 

TBM Symposium 13 October 2012

The Take Back Manufacturing Symposium held by the Professional Engineers of Ontario and SME was a great success and feedback was very good from those that attended.



This dynamic and informative symposium examined the importance of manufacturing to Canada’s economy and how we should revive this vital sector.


It provided a range of speakers and gave fresh insight into the underlying economic issues, globalization forces and industrial policies.


A video and pictures and copies of the material will be made available soon.

TBM PEO EVENT 13 oct 2012.pdf
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Latest TBM Newsletter.....


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The TBM Team Presented at The OCEPP Annual Conference May 11th 2012



Presentation by Nigel Southway SME Chair on TBM at OCEPP.


View video in conjunction with the following visual aid. 

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Report from Boston Consulting Group says massive reshoring opportunities ahead..


View Report    Question.....Are we ready?