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Manufacturing Week to shine a spotlight on producers

Saskatchewan well known for wood, chemical, machinery and food product manufacturing.
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Manufacturing employs more than 31,000 people in Saskatchewan.

REGINA — Trade and Export Development Minister Jeremy Harrison has proclaimed Nov. 19 to 25 as Manufacturing Week in Saskatchewan.

The minister says this week offers an opportunity to recognize the nearly 2,000 manufacturers for their significant contributions to Saskatchewan's economy.

Saskatchewan is well known for wood, chemical, machinery and food product manufacturing. These businesses create sustainable products that are exported around the world. 

"During Saskatchewan Manufacturing Week, we celebrate the ingenuity and prowess that fuel our province's growth," Crestline president Steve Hoffrogge said.

"Crestline has been a part of the manufacturing landscape in Saskatchewan for more than 48 years, and we stand tall in delivering lifesaving ambulances that safeguard the health and wellbeing of our communities across the province and throughout the world. Our employees' unwavering commitment to delivering exceptional quality and innovative solutions underscores Saskatchewan's manufacturing resilience and we acknowledge the enduring strength of Saskatchewan's manufacturing sector."

Total manufacturing shipments were valued at $25.6 billion in 2022, with food manufacturing accounting for over 28 per cent. The sector contributed $4.7 billion to the province's Gross Domestic Product (GDP), representing over six per cent of Saskatchewan's total GDP in 2022. 

Alongside manufacturing week, the Government of Saskatchewan also released the Overview of the Manufacturing Sector in Saskatchewan 2023 report. This outlines a complete picture of the province's manufacturing sector. The report includes data on the businesses, employment, shipments and capital investment across different manufacturing subsectors.

More information on this year's report and the province's manufacturing sector can be found on is Saskatchewan's home page. Bookmark us at this link.


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