In Saskatchewan, manufacturers make everything from kitchen cabinets and playgrounds to satellites and circuit boards.

Have you ever thought about the process that goes into making the computer you use, the car you ride in, or even the food you eat? These things, and many more that we use every day, are made by manufacturing companies. Manufacturing means “to make by hand” and often when we think of manufacturing we only think of the actual process of making an item. The manufacturing process is so much more than this and involves many steps.  Many people contribute to creating, designing, testing, making, and shipping manufactured products around the world. Specialists in research and development, prototype development, materials, marketing and engineering and science are necessary for the creation of new products. People with expertise in machines, plant layout, engineering, welding, assembling, operating equipment, carpentry, and material handling all play a key role in making a product in an efficient, safe, and productive way. People with expertise in human resources, purchasing, marketing, finance and accounting are also needed to make the company run smoothly. Saskatchewan is a world leader in manufacturing equipment used for dry land farming and for making ambulances that are used around the world. The equipment needed to get potash out of the ground is built in Saskatchewan, as are the trailers needed to haul grain from the farm to the elevator. The Saskatchewan manufacturing industry is as diverse as the people needed to create these products and ship them around the world.

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