Bigger growth for Saskatchewan-made products
The latest numbers from Statistics Canada show Saskatchewan way out ahead in the manufacturing sector.
In July, manufacturing sales in Saskatchewan were up more than 15 per cent year over year.
Saskatchewan's minister of economy, Bill Boyd, is throwing the credit to a number of innovative businesses with much of the sales come from the production of heavy equipment.
But companies like Hillberg and Berk are helping to diversify. Rachel Mielke own the jewelery company. Her concerns are like those of owners of any other business.
“When we do have staff turnover, it’s an issue to find skilled labourers,” said Mielke.
She believes this province is a factor in her success.
“The end result I’m looking really needs to come together in Saskatchewan to get the quality I want to produce,” she says.
From here, her wares are sent across the rest of the country and beyond.
“I really feel like Saskatchewan is the right place to be. We’re central, so that helps logistically with getting our product out.”
Edited by CJME's Karen Brownlee.