Agricultural Manufacturers of Canada (AMC)

By 1970, the agricultural industry had grown to a point where agricultural manufacturers needed a voice to speak to government, and an industry association known as the Prairie Implement Manufacturers Association (PIMA) was born. This new association would allow a sharing of ideas and concerns and provide a united voice on behalf of the agricultural industry. In 2006 the name of our association was changed to Agricultural Manufacturers of Canada (AMC) as our association had evolved into a nationally recognized organization representing more than 400 manufacturers and associated suppliers across Canada.

Company details

Evraz Place, Stockman’s Arena, P.O. Box 636, Station Main , Regina , Saskatchewan S4P 3A3 Canada

Locations Served

Business Type:
Manufacturer
Industry Type:
Agriculture
Market Focus:
Nationally (across the country)

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AMC’s key function is to lobby on behalf of the agricultural manufacturing industry and thus provide a strong and effective advocacy for our membership against controversial legislation in a number of areas key to our industry, both provincially and federally.  We also provide networking opportunities throughout the year, including the annual AMC Convention and Trade Show and our Annual Golf Classic along with numerous informative and educational seminars.

Our AMC Membership Directory is produced annually, profiling all AMC Members within business specific categories and is an invaluable aid when looking for manufacturers and/or suppliers.

AMC also communicates regularly with our members with a bi-monthly e-newsletter, the AMC Connection, and as well we produce the Implement Success, a semi-annual publication distributed to all AMC Members.  That distribution list does not stop with our membership as it also is sent to all members of Canada West Equipment Dealers Association (CWEDA), Canada East Equipment Dealers Association (CEEDA), Farm Equipment Manufacturers Association (FEMA), Equipment Marketing Distribution Association (EMDA), and the North American Equipment Dealers Association (NAEDA).

AMC offers a form for the sharing of common interests, expertise and innovative thinking in agriculture.  Please check this site for more information on our Corporate Partners, Products & Services Guide and other information on AMC.

Machinery has been at the heart of Canadian  agriculture for many many years. It shaped agricultural practices of the region and, in many  respects, created the opportunity for rapid European settlement in the late  1800s. The agricultural manufacturing industry has progressively developed as  an entity separate from that of commercial or industrial manufacturing.

Central  to this evolution was the need to develop innovative agricultural machinery  capable of meeting the challenges of the Canadian climate. This drive for  innovation was critical to farmers who struggled with foreign equipment  designed  for smaller farms and less arid conditions.

The agricultural  manufacturing industry has been inventive, imaginative and has blossomed. The  industry now contributes approximately $5.63 billion dollars in sales to the  Canadian economy.

Enterprise Saskatchewan’s Manufacturing Sector Team Update

The Manufacturing Sector Team has met four  times since November 2008, with a mandate to identify both opportunities for,  and impediments to, growth of the manufacturing sector in Saskatchewan. The Team will make  recommendations to the Saskatchewan Enterprise Board of Directors concerning  policy that will encourage an economic growth agenda.

Strengths, weaknesses, barriers, and  opportunities for development have been discussed by the Team, with the help of  other resource people. The scope of discussion has been wide, including topics such  as location, infrastructure, work ethic, entrepreneurial skills, research and  development support, tax and labour legislation and labour availability.  Transportation infrastructure, management skills development, financial  services availability and integration of First Nations and Women into the  workplace have also been reviewed.

The Manufacturing Sector Team of Enterprise  Saskatchewan includes:

  • Terry Bergan, International Road Dynamics  Inc, Saskatoon SK
  • Gerry Bourgault, Bourgault Industries Ltd,  St. Brieux SK (AMC  Member)
  • Tom Foster, Industrial Machine and  Manufacturing, Saskatoon SK
  • Tom Kishchuk, Hitachi Canadian Industries  Ltd, Saskatoon SK
  • Gurcan Kocdag, Doepker Industries, Saskatoon SK (AMC  Member)
  • Brian McCready, Canadian Manufacturers and  Exporters, Edmonton AB
  • Nathan Stobbe, Cover-All Building Systems  Inc, Saskatoon SK
  • Carol Vibert, Harvest Systems Ltd, Craik SK (AMC  Member)
  • Ray Malinowski, Leon’s Mfg Company Inc and Ram Industries Inc, Yorkton SK (AMC  Member)

The Team is currently in the process of  prioritizing the main issues that need attention and has proceeded to outlining  the desired future situation and the main needs to achieve a better manufacturing  environment in Saskatchewan.  In early June the Manufacturing Sector Team hopes to make recommendations that  will be presented to the Saskatchewan Enterprise Board, who will in turn  consider recommending these to the Government for legislative or other action.

To foster and promote the growth and development of the agricultural equipment manufacturing industry in Canada.

By 1970, the agricultural industry had grown to a point where agricultural manufacturers needed a voice to speak to government, and an industry association known as the Prairie Implement Manufacturers Association (PIMA) was born. This new association would allow a sharing of ideas and concerns and provide a united voice on behalf of the agricultural industry.

In 2006 the name of our association was changed to Agricultural Manufacturers of Canada (AMC) as our association had evolved into a nationally recognized organization representing more than 400 manufacturers and associated suppliers across Canada.

AMC’s key function is to lobby on behalf of the agricultural manufacturing industry and thus provide a strong and effective advocacy for our membership against controversial legislation in a number of areas key to our industry, both provincially and federally.  We also provide networking opportunities throughout the year, including the annual AMC Convention and Trade Show and our Annual Golf Classic along with numerous informative and educational seminars.

Our AMC Membership Directory is produced annually, profiling all AMC Members within business specific categories and is an invaluable aid when looking for manufacturers and/or suppliers.

AMC also communicates regularly with our members with a bi-monthly e-newsletter, the AMC Connection, and as well we produce the Implement Success, a semi-annual publication distributed to all AMC Members.  That distribution list does not stop with our membership as it also is sent to all members of Canada West Equipment Dealers Association (CWEDA), Canada East Equipment Dealers Association (CEEDA), Farm Equipment Manufacturers Association (FEMA), Equipment Marketing Distribution Association (EMDA), and the North American Equipment Dealers Association (NAEDA).

AMC offers a form for the sharing of common interests, expertise and innovative thinking in agriculture.  Please check this site for more information on our Corporate Partners, Products & Services Guide and other information on AMC.