The Quinte Manufacturers Association (QMA) was started in March 2005 to provide a forum for addressing issues common to all manufacturers in the Greater Bay of Quinte Region. The QMA is a regeneration of the former Quinte District Manufacturers Association which itself was superseded by the Quinte District Superintendents’ Association.

While there are a number of active associations and councils that represent a variety of business interests, the QMA is the only locally driven and controlled organization focused on the needs of the Greater Bay of Quinte manufacturing community. QMA members may choose to belong to other organizations for a variety of reasons but the QMA is the vehicle for a local voice of industry that tackles issues at the local level. The QMA also provides a local networking and information sharing opportunity for all members. To make this a truly inclusive association there is no cost for manufacturers to be a member of the QMA as primary administrative and financial support is provided by the Quinte Economic Development Commission (QEDC).

The QMA represents Greater Bay of Quinte Region’s manufacturers that directly employ 10,000 people (2021 census) and that cover a diverse cross section of sectors including:

The benefits to participating in the QMA include:

How We Operate


The QMA’s primary mission is to help local manufacturing leaders improve their capabilities, competitiveness and sustainability.



Build a manufacturing community climate of mutual respect and trust through openness, credibility and trusting others


Demonstrate QMA mission, values & principles by acting in an honest, respectful and socially responsible ways


Key members take an active & shared leadership role that demonstrates commitment to achieving our mission


Encourage open and honest dialogue between members and our external partners

Guiding Principles

We will:


Measuring Success

Steering Committee

The QMA steering committee is made up of volunteers that work to provide a structure for action for local manufacturing leaders to share information, learn from others, and cooperate towards common goals and strategic directions. Input from local manufacturers is welcome either on the steering committee or with items to be considered by the steering committee.