COLLINGWOOD — There’s a small community in the Cobequid Mountains where the widely accepted rules of industrial manufacturing are being broken.
“If I have to go down to Maine because of a loose wire, then everybody loses money,” said Peter Swinkels, engineer at Doug Bragg Enterprises Ltd.
“The way we do it here, we have complete control over quality and don’t get held hostage by the supply chain.” For the Collingwood, Cumberland County, company that means building blueberry harvesters and high-speed flail mowers from scratch. Raw steel, bearings, plastic pellets and transistors arrive on trucks, which roll along beside the River Philip. Out roll 90 per cent of the low-bush blueberry harvesters used in Atlantic Canada, Quebec and Maine…
Article Source: : SC Agriculture