We provided Esh-Kn-Am Investments Joint Venture with valuable market intelligence so they could better compete in today’s value-added wood market.
"The process and procedures information, along with the break-even analysis report [WFF] provided us will assist Esh-Kn-Am with the development of a business plan to re-enter the bird-house/feeder market with new confidence. Their work has been exemplary and meticulous. I would like to emphasize the importance of the need for this type of service, especially for First Nations organizations such as Esh-Kn-Am.”
—Mike Christian, Esh-Kn-Am Investments Joint Venture
In Seton Lake, we helped create jobs and improve the quality of their product.
"We’ve worked with [Wealth from Forests (WFF)] for the last three years and have found them to be very valuable in our efforts to produce a viable product. As a remote band, we are always in the search for technical help from institutes that can provide quality technical support. We have found them to be professional and knowledgeable.”
—Cliff Casper, Seton Lake Band
We helped Authentic Aboriginal Products Inc. create the environment for success by contributing cost-effective solutions from the ground up.
"As a young First Nations’ enterprise with limited resources, accessing [WFF’s] expertise is simply necessary. [The program] will help us create the environment for success by providing us with technical assessment, ideas for lean manufacturing, and market intelligence allowing us to take full advantage of the main channel opportunities of today and tomorrow.”
—Robert Sagmeister, Authentic Aboriginal Products Inc.
In Moricetown, we’re helping to get their project off the ground quicker.
"[WFF’s] research information on viable marketable products and potential customers has provided us with specific manufacturing direction and valuable connections for raw materials and necessary equipment to produce the products, which will make us ‘production-ready’ much sooner than we anticipated.
The trips [the program] arranged to similar programs have been extremely valuable in providing working models for us to emulate, as well as experienced mentors to help us avoid possible business mistakes.”
—Lucy Gagnon, Moricetown Band