For generations, manufacturing has been the economic backbone of our area.
In the 20th century, Waterloo Region was a leading manufacturer of shoes, clothing, furniture, auto parts, televisions and other products too numerous to mention.
More recently, the emergence of the local tech sector has prompted a switch in what's being produced locally -- but it hasn't stopped manufacturing from employing tens of thousands of people.
In the weekly segment Made Right Here, Max Wark profiles manufactuers from across our area.
Everything from mattresses and canoes to robots and submersible vehicles is produced here. Each week, Max brings you inside another factory to show off another product made right here at home.
Made Right Here is sponsored by The Greater Kitchener-Waterloo Chamber of Commerce and Heffner Toyota.