The Canadian Tooling & Machining Association

In Focus | June 2023 | The Canadian Tooling & Machining AssociationBringing Attention and Support to Canada’s Tooling IndustryThe Canadian Tooling & Machining Association (CTMA)

In Focus | June 2023 | The Canadian Tooling & Machining Association

Bringing Attention and Support to Canada’s Tooling Industry

The Canadian Tooling & Machining Association (CTMA)

The Canadian Tooling & Machining Association (CTMA) is dedicated to supporting the interests and promotion of the trades and industries of its namesake affiliations. It began operations in 1963 by uniting various trade associations into one organization, with the lasting goal of better representing the tooling industry in Canada. This includes businesses and service providers within the precision metalworking industry, including those that design, manufacture, repair, or assemble tools, dies, moulds, models, patterns, jigs, fixtures, gauges, machinery, machining systems, robotics, automation equipment, machine shop products, and cutting tools.

In Focus | June 2023 | The Canadian Tooling & Machining AssociationLiving a LegacyElliott Matsuura Canada

In Focus | June 2023 | The Canadian Tooling & Machining Association

Living a Legacy

Elliott Matsuura Canada

Elliott Matsuura Canada Inc., a branch of the global machine tool supplier Matsuura Machinery Corporation, is based in Oakville, Ontario. Its rich history began in 1905 with founder Hugo Frye, a German engineer, who opened his first manufacturing company upon moving to the United Kingdom. He later married Beatrice Elliott, and together the two founded the B. Elliott Group, from which the Elliott group of companies would spring.

In Focus | June 2023 | The Canadian Tooling & Machining AssociationWorld-Class Tooling, World-Class TrainingMax Die Group

In Focus | June 2023 | The Canadian Tooling & Machining Association

World-Class Tooling, World-Class Training

Max Die Group

With roots going back a century, the Max Die Group designs and builds automotive stamping tools, prototype parts, and low volume production parts, and runs a training centre for young apprentices. The group consists of three locations—Manor Tool and Die Ltd. (Manor) and its Sigma Division, which are based in Oldcastle, Ontario; and Lakeshore Stamping, Inc., based in Tecumseh, Ontario. This powerhouse trio, each with its specialties, is strategically located near the North American automotive epicentre of Detroit, Michigan.

In Focus | June 2023 | Manufacturing in Focus | The Canadian Tooling & Machining AssociationThe Tools of Success – Superior Products and a Stellar Work EnvironmentClover Tool Manufacturing Limited

In Focus | June 2023 | Manufacturing in Focus | The Canadian Tooling & Machining Association

The Tools of Success – Superior Products and a Stellar Work Environment

Clover Tool Manufacturing Limited

Since its founding in 1979 as a tool and die company housed in a 2,000-square-foot shop with 10 employees, Clover Tool Manufacturing has expanded steadily, becoming a producer of completed and semi-finished components and moving to a 14,000-square-foot facility employing 30 people in Vaughan, Ontario in 1989.

In Focus | June 2023 | The Canadian Tooling & Machining AssociationReimagining Custom MachiningJancox Metal Products Inc.

In Focus | June 2023 | The Canadian Tooling & Machining Association

Reimagining Custom Machining

Jancox Metal Products Inc.

After half a century in the machining industry, Jancox Metal Products Inc. remains a trusted partner to well-known names in the North American automotive industry. Based in Mississauga, Ontario, just a stone’s throw from Pearson International Airport in Toronto, the company prides itself on being a dynamic fabrication outfit delivering a sophisticated range of products and services.

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