Welcome to the (under construction) website of SME Toronto Chapter 26. Please register for both sides of this website; each of which runs a different software system. Use your real name, but two different passwords for these two accounts. To begin, you will have lower-level permissions, until we can confirm you are an SME Member in good standing; when your account will be upgraded across ‘Making It in .Ca’.

Presently, you are seeing the ‘front end’, which is optimized for publishing. This software system is the very popular ‘WordPress’, and you can register for your WordPress ‘publishing’ account here.

The second (completely separate) system, is the premium discussion forum software, phpBB. By registering and logging-in, you will see special members-only content and discussions that are not visible to casual visitors. SME Chapter Board Members and Volunteers will also find sub-forums to help them collaborate and conduct chapter operations. You can register for your phpBB Forum ‘discussion’ account here.

About this Website

The Executive Board of SME Toronto Chapter 26 have established this website using two separate technical systems, to better serve our dear members (and prospects), while "not putting all of our eggs into one basket". Because these two systems function completely separately, each one is essentially insulated from the other. Each system is optimized for different purposes.
This website is not intended to replace our ‘Home Site’.

About SME Toronto Chapter 26

SME’s Toronto Chapter 26 is the place for manufacturing engineers and manufacturing professionals to LEARN, CONNECT and ADVANCE.
Join us to find out more about SME and the chapter members, while also getting to know us better. We’d be pleased to welcome you in person!
SME’s Toronto Chapter 26 is one of the oldest SME chapters, founded in 1939. It serves close to 1,000 members and former members in the Toronto area, and an additional 300 members in the remaining parts of Canada. In addition, Chapter 26 is connected to approximately 6,000 nonmembers from industry, education and the public sector; along with supporters, participants and hosts of our events and workshops.
The goal of SME’s Toronto Chapter 26 is to provide the manufacturing communities around Toronto and beyond with opportunities for education, communication and information-sharing through our workshops, plant tours, presentations, networking and social events.
SME, a nonprofit organization, is headquartered in the Detroit-metro area with offices in Cleveland for its training arm, Tooling U-SME, and Markham, Ontario, for its Canadian operations.

SME Toronto Chapter 26 Executive Board

John Paul Muhar, Chair - QA Precision Inc.
Amal Driouich, Chair-Elect - Niagara College
Ravi Karumanchiri, Secretary - Synerlux Consulting
Kevin Phillips, Treasurer - White-Line Machine & Tool
Barrett Dent, SME26 LinkedIn Rep - Seeking Full-Time Position

Chapter 26 Guidance Council

Bob Gwozdz Woods - Pierce All Inc.
Rick Marmei - Axis Tool Design
Vesna Cota - Tyco Electronics
Jenny Ono Suttaby - Retired
Write to us all with one email to... web.smetoronto26@gmail.com

Chat with other SME Members by joining our… SME Chapter Chat! Register and login to Chat instantly!

Latest Message: 19 hours, 57 minutes ago
  • BONUSTESTER : However, this chat "sux" so I'll probably kill it, and drive chat traffic to the better chatroom available on the forum side of this website. RK
  • BONUSTESTER : YES IT DOES!
  • BONUSTESTER : If this posts, it proves a new auto-registered account can participate in this chat..... (Does it?)
  • Ravi Tester : This message is a test to see if I can auto-register and post a chat message.... (If it shows, the test succeeded, even under the 'tense' conditions of the security software).
  • sme26 : Hey everybody, check out the forum, which is soon to be completely configured. Try it out yourself https://makingitin.ca/forum
  • webmaster : Getting close to having everything set-up on this whole domain. Watch this space for updates...
  • SME26 : Welcome to "Chapter Chat" hosted by SME Toronto Chapter 26. Enjoy!

To log-in, you must be Registered. To register is simple and FREE. Simply click on the ‘Register’ link in the lower-right of your screen, under the ‘META’ heading. Be sure to register with your real name.

By default, all registrations are as ‘Subscribers’, which grants use of this ‘Chapter Chat’. If you would like to be a Contributor, Author, Editor or Site Administrator, you must be an SME Member in good standing, and approved by the Editorial Board of ‘Making It in .Ca’, which is a subset of the Chapter 26 Executive Board.

To learn more, involve yourself with SME Toronto Chapter 26 by, 1) becoming an SME Member, and 2) attending a Chapter 26 event and introducing yourself, or 3) by sending an email to “web DOT smetoronto26 AT G Mail DOT COM”, OR by joining and introducing yourself on our discussion forum linked-to above where it says /Forum.

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