In the past few weeks, the furniture industry has expressed uncertainties and concerns about the implementation by Health Canada of the ASTM F2057-14 safety standard for free-standing clothing storage units over 30 in. (762 mm) in Canada.
The Quebec Furniture Manufacturers’ Association (QFMA) continues to break new ground by collaborating with the Open House Weekends (OHW) event to increase the visibility of the beautiful furniture made in Quebec. The OHW include 55 new residential projects in the greater Montreal area, which will be open to the public April 2-3 and 9-10, 2016. For the 20th edition of the event, four residential units will be staged with furniture made in Quebec.
From March 27 to April 2, 2016, the TV program dedicated to furniture manufacturing, originaly broadcasted in November 2015, will be airing again on the TéléMag channel. This show is proudly presented by the QFMA.
The La Facture TV show on Radio-Canada broadcasted on February 3rd a story on the leather labelling issue. QFMA’s President and CEO, Mr Pierre Richard, took part in the report. You can see the segment online here (French only).
The QFMA also put together a guide that provides tips to help differentiate real leather from fake leather. You can read it here.
The QFMA and Les Affaires business journal have worked together on an exclusive report on the Quebec furniture industry, published on November 13, 2014. With this exceptional 20-page report, the spotlight will be directed, for a few days, on our industry and our entrepreneurs, to show how dynamic and creative they are. To read this report, please click on "More" and to see your ad placement, click here. Enjoy!
The Business Innovation Access Program (BIAP) from the Government of Canada provides $20M in funding to small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) to help them access services so they can bring innovations to market faster. Here are some examples of services supported by the BIAP: product optimization, market research, marketing strategy development, competitive analysis, and business strategy development.
In the past few weeks, the furniture industry has expressed uncertainties and concerns about the implementation by Health Canada of the ASTM F2057-14 safety standard for free-standing clothing storage units over 30 in. (762 mm) in Canada.More »
Health Canada recently issued an amendment to Cribs, Cradles and Bassinets Regulations related to Canada Consumer Product Safety Act:More »