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Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters, NATIONAL

CME's members are Canada's leading manufacturing and exporting businesses. Together, they account for an estimated 75 per cent of Canada's manufacturing production and 90 per cent of Canadian goods and services exports. While CME's membership includes Canada's largest businesses, more than 85 per cent of our members are small and mid-sized enterprises.

Through our partnerships with other associations, CME's network extends to more than 100,000 companies from coast to coast, engaged in manufacturing, global business and service-related industries.

The CME’s true north is to provide our members with World Class:

  • Leadership
  • Value and
  • Engagement

Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters, NEWFOUNDLAND & LABRADOR

As the provincial division of the Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters Association, we represent the needs of businesses in all sectors of manufacturing and exporting across Newfoundland & Labrador. Our mandate is to promote the competitiveness of our province’s manufacturers and the success of Newfoundland & Labrador goods and services exporters to local, national and global markets.

We are responsive to our members’ needs, and as such, consistently focus on the issues that are current and most critical to our members’ success.  These issues necessarily vary for all our members, but they include:

  • People and skills training
  • Competitiveness
  • US business opportunities
  • International markets
  • Energy and the environment
  • Continuous improvement
  • and much more.


As a member of the Newfoundland & Labrador division, your business is our business.

We describe ourselves as the FACE of our province’s manufacturers, representing members needs through the following means:

  • Facilitation
  • Advocacy
  • Communication
  • Education


CME-NL currently facilitates manufacturing consortiums and networks province wide, as well as the provinces Manufacturing Excellence Council.  To become a member or learn about a group in your area, please contact David Haire, VP, CME-NL, VP, Lean Atlantic, via email at, or via phone (709) 685-5820. To learn more about other facilitation activities, please contact Jackie Field, Operations Manager, CME-NL, via email at or via phone at (709) 237-8711.


The Manufactured Right Here™ program is an exclusive program of the Newfoundland & Labrador division-- the only one of its kind nationwide, advocating for products and services made right here our province. To learn more and/or become a member of the Manufactured Right Here™ program, please click here.


The CME-NL is believes communication and relationship building between our members and key stakeholders is key to continued progress in the sector. In this regard, CME-NL has recently re-launched our e-newsletter, communicating industry trends and intelligence, as well as training and best practices at the local level. We also use social media such as our Manufactured Right Here™ Facebook page and LinkedIn page, as well as Twitter, and finally, we partner with Manufacturing Insights to create videos about joint initiatives transforming the industry in our province.

For the latest news and information about manufacturing in Newfoundland and Labrador, check out the following…

LinkedIn: Join our Manufactured Right Here™ page by clicking here.

Twitter: Follow us at @CME_NL

Youtube: Watch the following 2012 “Manufacturing Insights” videos for these members by clicking on their hyperlinks...

Dynamic Air Shelters
Fabtech Industries
Norampac Newfoundland

...and view our “How it’s Made in NL” for these members by clicking on their hyperlinks...
First Choice Vision
Smith’s Snacks


Best practices are always being improved, and here at CME-NL we’re all about continuous improvement. With the support of government and other key stakeholders, partnerships we  are continuously researching best practices in HR, technology advancements, green practices, research and innovation, and LEAN training for our members.

To learn about upcoming training, please click here.





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