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Thu, Jun 21 8:30 am - 10:00 am


Organized By Bel-Con & BDC

BDC Offices


Thu, Jun 21 8:30 am - 10:00 am

Join Bel-Con and Business Development Bank of Canada at this event to help businesses understand better the process of financing commercial real estate and equipment purchasing.


Please RSVP to Alan Langabeer at alanl@bel-con.com or at 613-847-0240 (limited seating)


At the event they will explain how manufacturers can find solutions when outgrowing their spaces and when purchasing equipment. They will discuss:

  • Repayment terms tailored to business cycle needs
  • Building Expansion of current facility
  • Longer amortization periods
  • Seasonal or progressive repayment schedules to protect cash flow
  • Initial principal payments may be deferred to get a project going
  • More financing to free up cash flow
  • How a business can get a higher percentage of financing to cover the costs of New and Used Equipment, as well as related expenses such as shipping, installation and training, in order to purchase
  • Production Line Machinery & Equipment
  • Specialized technology such as lab equipment
  • Construction set up expenses
  • Commercial vehicles and much more



BDC Offices

1755 Lansdowne Street West
Peterborough, ON K9K 1R2

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Who We Are

Supporting the success and growth of manufacturers in Peterborough and the Kawartha Lakes Region.

Manufacturing has been a core strength of Peterborough and the Kawartha Lakes regions for over a century. Over the past decade the sector has transformed into a creative economy hotbed. Innovation, creativity and technological strength are now the basis of our success.

The Kawartha Manufacturers Association’s (KMA) objective is to grow the regional economy through World Class Manufacturing and the development of a diverse, highly skilled workforce. We do this through strategic partnerships with industry, government, educational institutions and community stakeholders.

What We Do

KMA’s objective is to grow the regional economy through World Class Manufacturing and the development of a diverse, highly skilled workforce.

  • Creation and promotion of development, training and funding opportunities.
  • Provide networking and best practice sharing opportunities in the Kawarthas region and in Eastern Ontario (Tri-Association initiatives).
  • Raise and promote manufacturing issues with all levels of Government.
  • Promote strategic partnerships with industry, government, education Institutions and community stakeholders.

Our Mission

To increase the competitiveness and competencies of manufactures’ in the Kawarthas by:

  • Providing a forum for sharing information, ideas and resources.
  • Promoting continuous improvement through education in contemporary management and manufacturing practices.
  • Improving the appreciation of manufacturing and its contribution to regional quality of life.
  • Improving links between education, other manufacturers and government.

Our Regions

Peterborough & the Kawarthas Kawartha Lakes

Member Advantages

There is a local and global shift that is transforming manufacturing into a high tech sector. The Kawartha Manufacturers Association provides information and resources to help you and your business grow and succeed in the Advance Manufacturing sector. Through becoming a member of the KMA, you will have access to the latest collection of manufacturing news and opportunities locally, provincially and nationally.

  • Networking
    • Conferences & meetings
    • Partnerships with other organizations and associations
    • Grow your network
  • Funding
    • First to know about Government and other funding availability
    • Access to Manufacturing focused funding
    • Media promotion
  • Education
    • Keep up to date on the latest regulations, innovations and trends
    • Support with ongoing initiatives including training programs
    • Industry Workshops and speaking events
    • Monthly newsletters

Become a member

Membership Application

Are you interested in becoming a member of the Kawartha Manufacturers Association?

We need to learn some more information about you and your business. Please download and fill out our Membership Application listed below.

Download our Member Application

Once you complete your application, please email it to us using the contact form below, or deliver it in person to our office.

Membership Pricing

The KMA Membership runs from January until December.

  • Regular Voting Membership (Manufacturing) $175
  • Affiliate Non-Voting Membership (Non-Manufacturing) $175

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