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Canadian Manufacturing Technology Show expands to five shows in one

Toronto, ON -- The Canadian Manufacturing Technology Show (CMTS), the country's largest trade event for industrial...


August 5, 2003
By MRO Magazine

Toronto, ON — The Canadian Manufacturing Technology Show (CMTS), the country’s largest trade event for industrial professionals, will take place Oct. 20 23, 2003 at the National Trade Centre, Exhibition Place, Toronto.

The Canadian Manufacturing Technology Show is a new banner for this event, which was previously known as the Canadian Machine Tool Show and National Factory Automation Show. "This new show name better reflects the range of products and services that will be featured, and brands the show alongside Reed Exhibitions’ other manufacturing technology events across North America," says group show manager Robert Mathieu.

CMTS is now five shows in one. Along with the Canadian Machine Tool Show and National Factory Automation Show sections, there are three new areas: Tooling and Supplies, Measurement Technology/Quality Assurance, and Metal Forming (including exhibitors from the Canadian Fabricating and Stamping Machinery Show, previously co-located with Weld Expo Canada).

"We’ve expanded this event to ensure that all areas of manufacturing can benefit by attending. We wanted this to truly be a one-stop-shopping destination for the manufacturing industry," says Mathieu. With more than 600 manufacturers and distributors gathered under one roof, CMTS will be North America’s largest manufacturing technology event this year.


CMTS also will offer a series of educational seminars on lean manufacturing. These seminars are presented by Doug Hooiman of The Navigator Group, a Six Sigma Master Black Belt and a Lean Master with 28 years of experience and accomplishments in saving companies millions of dollars.

Session I – <b>Lean Manufacturing and Culture; How to Affect a Lasting Change </b>(Oct. 21, 8:30 12:30) will provide an overview of lean principles, methodologies and tools, and will discuss how to develop a lean manager and lean leader, and how to create a lean culture.

Session II – <b>Lean and the Job Shop Environment </b>(Oct. 22, 8:30 12:30) will define lean, outline principles of lean and how they apply to the job shop environment, and include a simulation on the principles of lean in a job shop.

Course descriptions and registration information are available on the show website at

A new special event will be held at CMTS on Oct. 21. IT for Industry presents the first ever Technology in Manufacturing Awards. The TIMs offer Canadian manufacturers the opportunity to promote their technical prowess and that of their technology provider(s). Categories include most innovative software implementation, e-transformation of the year and best (technology) partnership of the year. For more information, or to submit a nomination, visit the show website at

For more information, or to register to attend the show, go to or call 416-491-7565 or 1-888-322-7333.

CMTS is produced by Reed Exhibitions Canada.